We had quite a night at the space! Thursday is “Builder’s Night Out” when we are open to the public, and if you want a tour, want to meet the members, or have a project you need help on, bring it down. Last night we helped Gary work on a project for his BarCamp session on Rubik’s Cubes. (And let me tell you, using PVC on the belt grinder creates a white dust the likes of which you’ve never seen before!)
Team Kegbot (also known as Kevin, Jason, and Adam) did a bunch of Arduino hacking, and made some progress. They may have also imbibed some of the malted beverages in the name of science.
I even got to contribute to the Kegbot project when Jason asked for a 64×64 1-bit file of the Milwaukee Makerspace logo. Of course he then demanded a 48×48 logo. (I’m just glad he didn’t ask for a 32×32 or the dreaded 16×16!)
Brant spent a little time with the Mini-CNC Mill trying to cut a key out of a piece of plastic. I offered to try printing a key on the MakerBot, but he got it done with the mill. (Plastic seemed to lack the strength needed for the key though, and we may look at a stronger material next time.)
As for me? Besides helping out other folks, I managed to get a little quality time with the MakerBot, and printed a few more cookie cutter designs, which we should be testing this weekend. I did a little bit of web site updating as well, which is always an on-going effort.
And you know what happens next week Thursday? Builder’s Night Out! Yup, every Thursday… so come on down and hang out with us!