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 (Part 2)!

Wow! We have to admit, we were a bit overwhelmed with how many people came to the MATC Community Welding event we had in November. We expected maybe 10 to 20 people and had probably 40! In fact, it was too many, and made it difficult to fit everyone into our small welding area (even in shifts.)

So obviously the only solution is to do it again. Only bigger this time!

So once again we’re teaming up with our friends at MATC for a welding event that is open to the community. Anyone 14 years of age or older is welcome. Here’s the details you need to know:

We’ll have a number of MATC welding instructors on-hand so everyone will get a chance to do some welding. The welding robot lab will also be available for tours (but we won’t be using it this time.)

Please wear proper clothing! Long pants and sleeves with cotton materials, no nylon or any synthetic materials, no open toed shoes. If you have a pair of safety glasses please bring them! Wear clothes that you won’t mind burning a hole in. Welding can get messy!

It’s happening between 6pm and 8pm on Monday, December 17th, 2018 at the MATC West Campus at 1309 S. 70th Street in West Allis, Wisconsin.

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. How awesome is that!?