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In honor of the life of Mr. Roddy Piper, I would like to suggest that the August Movie Night at Arch Reactor (hosted by Derek) be the movie "They Live". Bring your sunglasses and bubblegum. 
A truly sad day for people who grew up in the '80s and '90s. WWF (later WWE) wrestling champion and actor "Rowdy" Roddy Piper died in his Hollywood home on Thursday following a heart attack. He was 61 years old. His agent, Jay Schacter, confirmed the news, saying Piper died peacefully in his sleep. Piper was a ubiquitous presence for people of my generation. I was never really allowed to watch wrestling, but the celebrity of pro wrestlers of the ...
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A New Way To Get To Space

http://flip.it/pKV0B
+Derek Sigler​ when do you sign up? 
You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail.
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Clamps are often stored in a clamp drawer, where they get tossed around and tangled with each other. This makes it difficult to sort them out when you need them. Build this wall-mounted clamp rack that will hold your c-clamps, bar clamps, and quick grips for easy access.
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Now if only there were more affordable.
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How to Boot a Raspberry Pi from USB #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/06/12/how-to-boot-a-raspberry-pi-from-usb-piday-raspberrypi-raspberry_pi/

From instructables user techno guy:

Hello world, time for me to gift some raspberry pi to the people. So here’s my story, I recently graduated high school and I’ve been working with the school’s IT guy for my senior year. When I graduated, he decided to get me the latest Raspberry Pi as a graduation present (at the time of writing this, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B). I thought it was really generous of him and I wanted to use it. Here’s the problem, I’ve only got 2 GB SD cards and the latest Raspbian image (2015-05-05) was like 3.5 GB in size. No problem, I’m a technology guy, surely I could figure this out, and I did. So now I’m here showing a step-by-step picture guide as to how I did it.
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+Derek Sigler​​​ will enjoy this video. 

SpaceX have released footage from a GoPro tucked inside a section of Falcon 9 fairing

http://www.gizmag.com/spacex-gopro-earth-falcon-9-fairing/37917
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You can do all kinds of cool stuff with an NFC tag, and over on Node, they point out that adding one to your watch makes it so you always have it with you. What Is NFC and How Can I Use It? What Is NFC and How Can I Use It? What Is NFC and How Can I Use It? Dear Lifehacker, I keep seeing NFC mentioned a lot in my newsfeeds, but I don't really know… Read more Read more
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The next level.
 
This maker combined music and fire to create The Rubens’ Organ #makerfaire #MFBA15 http://ow.ly/N2Oho
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Oooo, looks like fun
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I've found a way to start using some of those pieces of scrap wood that are generated in the shop.
 
Got a pile of scrap wood in your workshop that you’re thinking of throwing away? This project will make you think twice!

Instead of trashing it, learn how to make this stylish end table:
http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/wxx5

Start building your own stylish end table!
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I saw this not too long ago. Never got around to making one, but it seems fun. 
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We could make a few of these for the lounge area or elsewhere.
 
New video of how to build this simple $10 end table using only 1/4 sheet of plywood! 
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Reclaimed wood can be great, but there can be nails stuck inside that are tough to locate and remove. Here’s a trick using rare earth magnets to locate the hidden buggers before they destroy your saw blade.
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This is an interesting way to make a knife from products that would be considered trash: a broken piece of concrete and a broken shovel.  http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/tools/a16029/shovel-concrete-knife/
Check out the link to the YouTube video to find the links to more information about the build, especially the owners custom belt grinder.
http://www.ibuildit.ca/Workshop%20Projects/belt-grinder-1.html 
It might be something to consider making for the Arch Reactor Workshop.
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At the point of shaping the handle after attaching it to the blade I would've started using a masonry abrasive grinding disk rather than a diamond cut wheel. 
Other than that, cool build. 
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I like these clamps for this table saw sled. I also like the use of then molecular weight plastic.
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Motivation to work a few extra hours or sell a few things around the house? Yes!

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/design-differently/keyboardio-kickstarts-its-elegant-hackable-ergonomic-keyboard/ba-p/5677797
Most of us spend hours every day tapping away at keyboards that aren't very good. Although a keyboard is still the best way to get text into a comp...
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I meant to post this on woodworkers safety day but it just slipped by me.  Better late than never, as the old saying goes.
Over the last 20 years, I have worked in several different shops, from welding to woodworking. In each shop, I witnessed quite a few accidents, and in most
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Solid article. 
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I now have a project to print on the 3D printer!
 
Swiss Army Style SD Holder (Expandable)(Raspberry adaptors) #3DThursday #3DPrinting
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/06/11/swiss-army-style-sd-holder-expandableraspberry-adaptors-3dthursday-3dprinting/

Dranoweb shares:

Swiss army style SD card holder/wallet/organizer thingy.
EXPANDABLE! Print as many inserts as you like, and any combination of sides.

download the files on: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:633436


Read more https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/06/11/swiss-army-style-sd-holder-expandableraspberry-adaptors-3dthursday-3dprinting/
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That is super clever...
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This seems doable. Great for melting down aluminum cans, etc. I'll add it to my 2016 project list ;)
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I agree, that would be awesome to use, though like most of my projects...not all that useful.
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It looks like I'll have some more reading to do this summer. If Arch Reactor had an e-reader, we could start an e-library. Perhaps an old laptop or pc could be refurbished to allow e-books to be read. I'll add this to my list of projects. ;)
https://www.humblebundle.com/books
Learning how to make stuff is made easy with the Humble Maker Book Bundle
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Tool School: Cut, Grind, and Polish with the Versatile Angle Grinder http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/lifehacker/vip/~3/UVhfLPlNUoA/+andyoooo
You won’t find a more versatile or unforgiving tool than the angle grinder. They’re loud and dangerous, but indispensable for jobs that can’t be done any other way.
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