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My university, UT Arlington, has announced plans to build a Makerspace in their Central Library and they are looking for people to help provide input on what the space will be made up of. The university already has a few of the machines needed in various other departments scattered around the University in less than accessible locations but this will be a new innovation hub for equipment and resources geared towards students and community members. Please feel free to contact the email address in the end of the news article if you are interested in consulting with the University on the project.
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Melvin Hall's profile photoRobert Davidson's profile photo
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Way cool. Thanks
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Survived the Lemons race, had lots of down time on Saturday but everyone got to drive the car on track at least and we finished in the bottom 1/2 of all cars, still waiting on official results to be posted online.

On Friday during the test session we discovered that that the previous owner or their friend had done the clutch job themselves and did something horribly wrong(either not torquing the bolts or reusing old ones) and the flywheel actually fell off at pit exit as I was entering the track. That explained the odd clutch issues we had been noticing, previously we thought it was just air in clutch line and we kept bleeding and adjusting the master cylinder. We were able to replace flywheel/clutch in parking lot by 8pm Friday. The flywheel is held on with only 5 of 6 bolts and lots of jb weld now, one of the old bolts broke off inside the crankshaft and couldn't be removed.

Started race fine on Saturday for a couple hours, but a small piece of plastic from inside the fuel pump sock made its way into the fuel pump, the worst part being it would fail intermittently, so it would start running in pits again and go back on track, where it would fail again and we would have to get towed back in. We replaced fuel pump Saturday night after we first tried replacing fuel filter and rewiring the fuel pump and the car ran perfectly Sunday until they called the race a couple hours early due to the cold / sleet.
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+Cone Johnson Sure that would be great, I also shared all of the other photos I have with you
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The Dallas Makerspace is a friendly lot...
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Hi all. I am a Munich, Germany based Maker and currently am in Dallas. I explore the electric imp, #iot, and wonder if some might want to meet up spontaneously one evening till Wednesday. Wednesday would work best actually. Let me know, I would love to share some Munich impressions, too.
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Sven Haiges's profile photoRobert Davidson's profile photo
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No worries hopefully next time your in town we can meet up.
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Tomorrow! In Tulsa! Sept 28 11am to 7pm http://makerfairetulsa.com/about/ 
Scattered thunderstorms are likely the day of Tulsa Mini Maker Faire but despite this, organizers say the show will go on as scheduled.
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My first Arduino project...
2 arduino with 3G shields, communicating.  We later added a joystick to one and servos to the other, sending x /y coords using the 3G and MQTT M2M at the #M2MHackathon   with AT&T and +2lemetry 

With +john a. gorman +Lisa Selk +Oguz Yetkin +Natcha Pradappet 
#dallasmakerspace   

(LEDs were for server connection / send & receive status)
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Justin Mangum

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Yay! Now on the community... now just need to pay the membership fees and meet up with some people :)

Guess I should let others know who I am / what I do
I mostly do software development, but lately have been looking at mixing that with hardware.  Currently working on a project involving a 16 channel RGB LED controller and matching software (over USB for now).

Basically - anything with electronics, I love.  I do however also want to actually build things, mostly with wood because of how beautiful it can be.  I just don't have the tools / space in my garage for said tools.  Hence - I'm looking to the wonders of makerspace, for learning, working, and collaborating.  +Pearce Dunlap I really hope to make it out there soon!
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john a. gorman's profile photoKevin G Gorham's profile photo
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i was there. feel the guilt. hehehe.
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3D printed a hanger to mount an RC plane to the wall
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Brandon Green's profile photoRomeo Espana's profile photo
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I made the design in openscad(just a few rectangles and cylinders), I should probably start uploading these to thingiverse or somewhere, this is the scad file:

$fn=100; // cylinder level of detail
difference(){

union(){
// main arm
cube([47,21,4], center=false);

// wall mount
cube([2,21,30], center=false);

// 45 degree support
translate([0,0,18]){
rotate([0,45,0]){
cube([25,21,2]);
}
}
}

union(){
// motor shaft
translate([43-11/2,10.5,-5]){
cylinder(r=11/2, h=20, center=false);
}

// indentation for prop collar
translate([43-11/2,10.5,3]){
cylinder(r=16/2, h=20, center=false);
}

// slot
translate([43-11/2,10.5-11/2,-5]){
cube([43,11,20]);
}

// random cutout to reduce mass
rotate([0,45,0]){
translate([0,10.5,-1]){
cylinder(r=11/2, h=25);
}
}
}
};
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Michael Lass

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Mom yelled at it
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About this community

Dallas Makerspace is a membership based, 501(c)(3) non-profit, shared community workshop and laboratory, commonly known as a hackerspace. We are an organized group of local artists, engineers, makers, creators, and thinkers who work together to collect tools and resources for our membership, whom could not otherwise afford, store, or use them individually. We use these resources to collaborate on individual and community projects in order to promote science and technology, while working and experimenting on innovative ideas to encourage learning within our community.

john a. gorman
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Happy St Patrick's day!
 
DIY popcorn maker

via http://i.imgur.com/3G2S8ws.gif
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Larry D'Agostino's profile photoAfton Renee's profile photoDanny Spell's profile photo
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Fosters.  Canadian for popcorn maker
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Afton Renee

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Thank you soo much. My Valentine loved the heart. <3 Thanks!
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Well done! beautiful design and implementation.
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Hello everyone! I plan to pay some dues and become part of the group! I tend to be a novice DIY'er but looking forward to seeing what everyone else is doing!
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Hey Michael, I recommend a Thursday night. That is when the most people are typically up at the space, but check out the calendar in any event if another day makes sense. http://dallasmakerspace.org/calendar/
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Justin Mangum

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I have officially paid my dues, and become a member.... FINALLY!!!!
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Cone Johnson's profile photojohn a. gorman's profile photo
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Even better - since joining yesterday, today is your second day coming into the Space.
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john a. gorman
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typical scenario...
 
Quick! Check my math. 
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Pearce Dunlap

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Laziness is such a great source of innovation.
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Benjamin Groves

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Mini-project first round complete. I found a model online that increases pupilary distance (thx Wikipedia!) with mirrors. I tweaked the model to accommodate some mirrors I found laying around the Dallas Makerspace and 3D printed. Prototype #1 behold!

You can see that even after banging with a rubber mallet, I cannot get the two halves to fully meet. I will start editing another prototype to smooth out the various kinks and rough edges.

"What does it do?" you may ask, or at least that is the question I was posed 20 times yesterday. By increasing the distance between your eyeballs, it messes with your perspective a bit. Things close will appear closer, things far will appear further. And it helps you not have to cross your eyes so much when looking at stereographic photos.

Keeps me off the streets I guess...
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That would make the 3d way more d, it would end up being like at least 5d
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Brandon Dunson

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Pearce Dunlap

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