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If your interested in creating a network of 3D printers here in Central Oregon please sign up!
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What's in the box. Jeff guessed it correctly so here are the rest of the images.
You can see that it makes perfect parts (frog fishing lure) every time with a some heat and pressure. The plastic is injected into an aluminum mold that can be created with a CNC mill. There is a bit of a learning curve for the different plastics, and making molds is an art of its own. If you interested in learning more let us know.
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Time to play "What's in the box?"
I will post pics and clues until someone guesses what it is. You may ask questions, and I may answer them.

Here is your first picture and clue
1. High temperatures make this both fun and dangerous.
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Marci Bryan
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A MAKER MILL DERBY RACE IS COMING TO CENTRAL OREGON! We need makers to help!

High Desert Maker Mill is planning a series of fun outreach "build a car" events this Fall similar to a Pinewood Derby but with fewer rules and more options for materials you can use. You build a vehicle to run down a track. It will be open to ALL ages with prizes not only for the fastest but also a variety of other themes such as Funniest, Best Crash, Crowd Favorite, etc to highlight the fun as well as learning engineering techniques. The Race Day Jamboree, scheduled for November, will be a fundraiser for HDMM.

We need volunteers to work on the Derby Planning Committee. There are lots of ways you can help. Our next planning meeting is Thursday, August 14th 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the JELD-WEN Product Innovation office. 63160 Britta Street, Bend, OR. If you can't make it to the meeting, but want to help, contact Marci at marci.bryan@highdesertmakers.org for more information.
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Scot W. Brees
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Don't forget to follow the High Desert Maker Mill Google+ Page as well. The Community is for everyone, the Page is where you will find official postings and updates.
Bend, Oregon 97701
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High Desert Makers/Maker Mill appears in the Summer issue of Extraordinary Living magazine from Cascade Sotheby's. President Scot Brees and Vice-President Brandon Packman were interviewed about why they live in Central Oregon. Check it out!
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...and don't let the article fool you...there is an incredible group of people who founded MakerSpace 97702, becoming the non-profit High Desert Makers and many continue working tirelessly to bring High Desert Maker Mill to reality. I'm honored to represent this group as President, and can't wait until the rest of Central Oregon gets to see why we're still so passionate about the Maker Movement!

While doing outreach and open houses for TechShop, I met thousands of people who had an "aha moment" with the same tools, technology, and sense of community that we'll have with High Desert Maker Mill.

YOU CAN HELP! We're underway with donations and pre-sales of individual memberships. The article's call-to-action is simple: "We're looking for a space" and "We need to find one or two key partners who will help us with either a space of financial support." Are you that partner? Do you know who could be?

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Ran across this link that I think you'll find interesting.

http://nextbigfuture.com/2014/02/3d-printing-huge-objects-will-impact.html#more

This is the kind of technology we need to develop AND build in the US.
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Mike Walker
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Local company Pulsed Light goes for crowd funding
 
LIDAR-Lite G+ Hangout!
Do you want to know how LIDAR-Lite works?  Talk to the creator of the technology, Bob Lewis, at our G+ Hangout.  Go to our event page to learn more! 
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CALL FOR HELP: Fellow Makers...there is a high school robotics tournament happening THIS WEEKEND in Bend that needs a few additional adult volunteers to help with.

Specifically Needed: Judges & Referees (see link for detailed description)

If you are >18 and can spare some time on Saturday for a fun high school robotics tournament, please send us an email right away for more information. All training is provided!
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A LASER engraving class is going to be held on February 1st for 2:00pm to 3:30pm. If your interested in the class please click the link below to register for tickets ($20 per ticket)
We will be covering; Safety Parts of the engraver Software Usage Materials Feeds and Speeds Applications You can expect to come away with a better understanding of LASERS, engraving, some hands on experience, and a trinket burned out by the laser.   This class is presented by the High Desert Maker Academy. If you cannot make the class please let us know 48 hours before the class. HDMM will review individual situations for refunds. I...
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There are some parts I recognized and we could make one way cheaper

Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Awesome Robot Spider!
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About this community

Welcome to the High Desert Maker Mill, Central Oregon's first maker space. Please join the community and help build our very own maker space. The High Desert Makers are building a One-Stop-Workshop offering hands on training with classic machines and state of the art technology installed and maintained for the bold purpose of empowering the people of Central Oregon with the ability to bring big ideas out of their heads and into their hands. To instill new and valuable skill sets and to provide opportunities to learn and innovate under the same big roof with like minded peers. Members are led by guided tour through design, rapid prototyping, assembly and show. The High Desert Maker Mill is a place to learn, teach and make.
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TONIGHT!
Scot W. Brees originally shared:
 
Join High Desert Maker Mill and other Makers from Central Oregon at McMenamins. Grab a drink, a snack, and let's check out some cool ideas and innovations.

We're getting ready for our activities at Fall Festival and we'll share with you the plans for the rest of Fall. We have some great programs happening:

* High Desert Maker Mill X Derby 
* 3D Scanning & Printing 
* 3D Modeling 
* Cardboard Tube Fighting 
* Competition Robotics Meets & Tournament 
* Laser Etching & Cutting 
* Welding Workshop 
* Mold-Making Workshop 
* Amateur Radio License Workshop

NOTE: This event may be held in a 'no-minors' area of McMenamins. RSVP not required, but we'd sure appreciate it so we can stake out the right sized area.

Use the Meetup link below to get more information, and to keep apprised of other activities and Meetups
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Part 2 of "Whats in the box?"
Here are a few more pictures and your next clue!
High pressure
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Good job Jeff you got it
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anyone up to the challenge 
 
Ever wondered how people make those floppy disk music systems? Here's a tutorial! http://ow.ly/ArO86
We've seen these videos pop up all over the internet over the past few years. We've even shared a few on Make's blog. The most prolific poster of these videos showing floppy drives playing music is...
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Scot W. Brees
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Somewhere in Romania's Orthodox Church...a Maker got his wings...
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Mike Walker
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Congratulations to the High Desert Maker Mill for getting your 501(c)(3)
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You're invited to a 3D scanning and printing presentation and HDMM update. 
High Desert Maker Mill is excited to call together our community of advisers, donors, executive board, supporters and other community members for an update on HDMM's latest news regarding a Maker Space!

Also, join us for a fantastic demonstration of 3D scanning systems that range from hobby to professional grade. Dan Ferguson, from Global Inspection Solutions, will demonstrate a variety of scanners, and his personal experiences.

See the workflow in action, scanning to model creation to manipulation to 3D printing.

• For more information:

http://www.globalinspectionsolutions.com/index.html

http://youtu.be/-APydYRxNm0

Buy Pizza, Get us closer to opening a Maker Space-- Help the Maker Community with our very first fundraiser. We are partnering with Pappy’s Pizza in Bend. Pappy's is letting us use their conference room for the presentation and also donating 50% of the pizza sales back the High Desert Maker Mill--all you need to do is present the attached flyer when you purchase your pizza to enjoy during the presentation. 
You're invited to a 3D scanning and printing presentation and HDMM update. High Desert Maker Mill is excited to call together our community of advisers, donors, executive board, supporters and other community members for an update on HDMM's latest news regarding a Maker Space! Also, join us for a fantastic demonstration of 3D scanning systems that range from hobby to professional grade. Dan Ferguson, from Global Inspection Solutions, will demons...
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Date 3/1/2014
Time 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost: $20

Please use this link below to register and receive location details.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-laser-craft-tickets-10675297101

"Intro To Laser Craft" Class Description:

This is a rare opportunity to get your hands on a laser cutter and explore the creative possibilities of Laser Craft in a non-industrial, friendly and casual environment. 

YOU will choose a project
YOU will personalize it and then
YOU will process it with the laser cutter.

AWESOME!

Mike Aller will instruct and guide you through:

· Safe Use Of The Machine
· Essential Parts Of The Laser Cutter
· CAM Software Basics
· Various Materials
· Optimal Power/Speed Settings
· Your 1st Laser Cut Project

See You There!

This class is presented by the High Desert Maker Mill. If you cannot make the class please let us know 48 hours before the class.
“Intro To Laser Craft” Class Description:   This is a rare opportunity to get your hands on a laser cutter and explore the creative possibilities of Laser Craft in a non-industrial, friendly and casual environment.      YOU will choose a project YOU will personalize it and then YOU will process it with the laser cutter.   AWESOME!   Mike Aller will instruct and guide you through: Safe Use Of The Machine Essential Parts Of The Lase...
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Mike Walker
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Introduction to LASER engraving class.. Lots of good information
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Mike Walker
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Want a quick graphic way to program the +Arduino? Give this a shot.
Thanks Alan
 
Arduino users! Would you like to configure and control your Arduino micro-controller without having to write a single line of Arduino sketch code and at the same time have access to a graphical user interface?

Scratch programmers! Would you like to control and communicate with an Arduino board using Scratch? Imagine, using Scratch to control physical devices such as LEDs, motors, and relays while monitoring devices, such as temperature sensors, potentiometers, and light sensors. What would you create?

s2a_fm is a Scratch hardware extension written in Python allowing Scratch and an Arduino micro-controller to communicate seamlessly.

You can download it here: https://github.com/MrYsLab/s2a_fm
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