Deutsche Haus, DRO, Screen Printing and Wood Stuff!

Neil made a Deutsche Haus! Neil’s wife, Fran had a great great grandfather who lived on the second floor of Hotel Deutsches Haus in Dinkelsb├╝hl, Germany. As a gift for his wife Neil made a replica of the hotel as if it stood alone rather than sharing walls with the adjacent buildings. He created it using one of the laser cutters. He also lit the tiny windows from within to show the light inside. The Deutsches Haus was built in the 15th Century and remains in use as a hotel to this day.

Bill**W (yeah, that’s what we call him) activated the Z-axis on the Gorton DRO. Now you can see some sweet digital readout

Rick made a custom rig for screen printing PCBs. He utilized the metal shop and the wood shop quite a bit.

William Re-purposed some red wine barrel staves into various gifts last month, including candle holders, platters and plant hangers.

Workbench, Wood, Wreath!

Austen had started to think about a workbench for his garage, and whipped up this quick render of what it might look like. (Can’t want to see the final build!)

Billy managed to get a giant pile of Birch plywood donated to the space. Awesome! (And hey, if you have raw materials you think might be useful to our members to learn new skills or build new projects, get in touch with us about it.)

Kathy H. made a wreath from a roll of DecoMesh that she got at Goodwill for only $2. (A steal since it’s usually twice that price or more.) She already had the roses on-hand from a rummage sale she had visited, the ribbon had been donate to the space, and the frame was $3.14 from Michaels thanks to a 30% off coupon. Way to be a thrifty maker!

No Meeting December 25th or January 1st

Usually when people ask about checking out Milwaukee Makerspace we say “Come on down! Any Tuesday night at 7pm!” but sometimes we add “unless it’s a holiday” and in the next few weeks we’ve got not one, but two holidays falling on Tuesdays, so Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 we will not have our regular open nights.

Don’t come for the meeting, don’t come for the tour, don’t come to sign up as a new member. Everyone who helps run Milwaukee Makerspace is a volunteer, and they’re getting a break for two weeks. (Thank them for their service if you’d like.)

If you are already a member, feel free to come in! Your key gets you 24/7 access to the space, and you can work on your projects as usual, without a meeting or tours going on. Simple, right? Right!

MATC Community Welding

Psst! Hey, you! Wanna learn some welding? We’re teaming up with our friends at MATC for a welding event that is open to the community. Member or not, you are welcome to join us and spend a few hours learning how to do MIG welding. Don’t know what MIG stands for, that’s okay! We’ll teach you.

We’ll start at 6pm on Monday, November 26th, 2018. If you’re not a member we will ask you to sign in as a guest and fill out a participation waiver. If you’re a member, come on down and bring a friend and let’s all learn to fuse metal.

This is a free event, and our friends at MATC are donating their time, and if you like what you see, they can tell you more about their continuing education welding classes at MATC.

Note: This class is for people 18 and older. (No minors are allowed.)

Lathes, Carriages, Votives, Lakes, and Presses!

Markus upgraded the lathe! He moved the VFD, start/stop buttons, speed, and direction controls to the a housing and mounted it to the lathe. (Digital readout and an RFID reader coming soon!) Oh, he also added two foot pedal switches to stop the lathe. Awesome!

Mark made a new magnet carriage for the sand table and used UHMW bearings this time. Hopefully it will hold up better than the ABS bearings did.

Kathy H. got a bunch of votives from Adrian and since she had a ton of glass pebbles she made “fancy” votives and she plans to see if any family or friends want one because now she plenty of parts to make more.

David D. make this nice looking Lake Superior and is planning to make more lakes soon. He used existing 3D bathemetry data and converted it to a solid model for use with the CNC router or laser cutter.

Pete 3D printed a tiny printing press so he could print tiny prints on paper with a 3D printed press. (And of course he printed some Makeys.)