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Great article. Explains Niantic's original sci-fi themed game very well. If you aren't into the Pokemon Go themed storyline, I invite you to check it out.
There are many reasons why Ingress is the superior Niantic offering, despite its more cultish appeal.
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Making progress! Come down for the party! 
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Always. Come down and meet the people. Tuesday and Sunday nights are best. 
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Come & help us to grow!
Learn more about the exciting things the educational non-profit, Arch Reactor Hackerspace (Makerspace) is doing in St. Louis, Missouri.
http://igg.me/at/archreactorstl/x/11766633
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As a fundraiser towards our move we're offering the below Star Wars Tie Fighter and/or X-Wing ornaments!

$10 - Assembled Tie Fighter or assembled X-Wing

Delivery:
Shipping is $4 per assembled ornament.
Pickup in person at Arch Reactor Dec. 15th, 20th or 22nd 7:00-10:00PM
Arranged pickup with members.

Payments accepted though PayPal only dereksigler@yahoo.com

Last Day to order Dec. 19th!!

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Some great advice in this lifehacker article. 
Woodworking is a skill that you can take as far as you want. The more you learn, the more complex projects you’ll be able to tackle. But no matter your skill level, your project can always benefit from plans someone else has made. Here’s how to find plans for just about any project online.
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Help! We really need a licensed mechanical engineer to help us out! For occupancy at our new place, a signature stating the required BTUs to keep us warm, is required. CAD designs are already done. If you or anyone you know can help, please drop us a line! Thanks, Arch Reactor.
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You just can't argue with the simplicity of this design.
 
Here’s a basic woodworking project that can be completed in an afternoon, perfect for beginners!
A beginner woodworking project that results in a handsome and useful battery organizer.
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Friends of Arch Reactor,

In case you haven't heard yet, we're moving! Please see this page on our website for a bit more of the details in progress.

http://archreactor.org/moving

Please take a look and if you can help out in any way, please let us know.

More to come!
Welcome to Arch Reactor, the St. Louis community nonprofit Maker Space! We are an organization that specializes in collaborative learning, a DIY attitude, and inspiring interest in STEM related fields. We focus heavily on education and teach classes in electronics, programming, manufacturing, ...
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Your offer of help is very welcome, the experienced advice as much as the volunteer labor. I'll reach out to you in a direct message. 
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Did you know that you can select Arch Reactor as a non-profit to support through @AmazonSmile? Follow this link to help Arch Reactor Financially while you shop on Amazon.com. http://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ext_twt_lds_smi
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Routers are amazing tools, but they are not forgiving. Make a design template and use that to create accurate and identical pieces, each time.
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Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard Max Released http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/lifehacker/vip/~3/Sxm5XJTOF-s/windows-10-for-raspberry-pi-2-and-minnowboard-max-relea-1723160417

Does anyone plan to download this for use with a Raspberry Pi 2 or MinnowBoard? 
Microsoft has released the public version of their pared down version of Windows 10 meant for the Raspberry Pi 2 and Minnowboard Max, called Windows IoT Core.
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About this community

Arch Reactor was founded in 2009 by a group of like minded individuals who liked technology, programming, making, and art. Now St. Louis' largest makerspace/hackerspace, Arch Reactor's growing membership continues to bring new skills, projects, equipment, learning, and people to one community. http://www.archreactor.org Note: Only individuals or Hackerspace related organizations will be allowed to become members of this community on Google+. Businesses are encouraged to take their advertising elsewhere.
 
This looks like something that could be accomplished by us.
 
Arduino simulator puts you in the driver’s seat of a toy car: http://bit.ly/28Uttdo
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Point taken. I forgot that those are gaining popularity now.
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HackADay has featured Arch Reactor Hackerspace and our planned move on their website: check it out at
http://hackaday.com/2016/01/01/arch-reactor-hackerspace-is-moving/
Arch Reactor is the largest and oldest hackerspace in St. Louis. It is amazing to have our move recognized by a website with the sort of exposure that HackADay has!

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Volunteer to Work Days this Saturday (Dec 19th) 10am-4pm & Sunday (20th,TBD), and Tuesday (22nd) night at the Dixie Cream new building!
You are invited to come out and help us prep the new location for our move!

We have a lease and we have a budget, and so we are stepping up the build-out at Dixie to get our occupancy permit. We have a growing list of work that can be done by volunteers, and a number of days you can come out to help. Saturday we will be there from 10 to 4, Sunday TBD, and Tuesday is the Winter Solstice, so we will finish the evening with a campfire, hot dogs, and marshmallows.

Here is a list of what currently needs to get done, and more details will be available from the department heads.

HVAC Gas:
Cut out Galvanized pipe
Salvage and cleanup unused pipe and fittings
Drill holes in floor for center 2 heaters
Break and Re-dope existing pipe run

Electrical:
Put in main trunk from the panel to the bathroom
Wire in circuits for each of the heaters
Replace Exit sign batteries

Cleaning:
Sweep
Scrape and clean out storage room
Move non-AR stuff to basement

Walls:
Frame, insulate, and finish inserts for all the welded shut doors
Remove corner of the shipping office

Bathroom Curtains:
Make and Hang privacy curtains

Parking Lot:
Pull out stumps
Move concrete chunks to fill in coal chute
Move pallets to basement

Porch Latticework:
Have a few pieces, need more
Improve curb appeal

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Just now seeing this post. Sorry I'm late to the "call to arms" but I'd love to pitch in some help.
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Great article and quite timely.
 
Great article if you are looking to get #tshirts printed and looking for weights and styles: http://goo.gl/ULuaJR
Picking the perfect blank t-shirt for your brand is an extremely important decision. There are so many different options out there for the best quality t-shirt.
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As your woodworking skills expand, you’ll want to consider adding a jointer and a planer to your repertoire of tools. They both treat rough lumber in similar ways, but they aren’t the same tool.
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I was recently in a big box hardware store and had this same discussion with someone. Nice post.
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Everything You Need to Automatically Start Programs on Your Electronic Projects http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/lifehacker/vip/~3/G9c68NHbtDc/everything-you-need-to-automatically-start-programs-on-1728224538
Whether you’re working with the Raspberry Pi, an Arduino, or a Beaglebone, a lot of the time you’ll want to load up programs automatically on boot. There are a variety of ways to do so, but over on Adafruit, they guide you through the best practices for each device.
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A fantastic read on the Maker Movement and what we believe: “The key is not just having technology–it’s having a community of makers doing projects and sharing them...” - Dale Dougherty
The last 15 years have seen makers go from the garage to prime-time. I sat down with Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters and Dale Dougherty from Make Magazine to chart this incredible revolution.  On November 15, 2001, Microsoft released their new video game platform, the XBOX. What everyone thought would simply be a [...]
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Tool School: The Accurate and Tireless Drill Press http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JyIR5nwRho
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