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Evan Riddle

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"One Shot" screen printer cobbled together out of wood. Works pretty well. 
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There's just enough to it to make it a hair-puller. A printer with at least a 13" print width is very handy too-for film positives to burn screens. 
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Russell Milling

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Picked up a few of these attiny85 based boards and have been playing around with them a bit tonight. Really had no idea how much you really need to be careful about what libraries you use and how efficient your code is. Working on making one of these with a DHT22 and small relay board into a humidity and temperature based "thermostat" to turn a small window unit on and off to keep things a bit more climate controlled in my storage shed. Basically just check once every 30 minutes or so whether or not temperature and/or humidity is above a certain level, and turn the unit on/off accordingly. Should be considerably better than running it on low all the time.
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Yeah, you don't want to cycle the AC too often since it can cause problems with the AC. I might pick up a kill-a-watt and do a test before/after. The shed is far too large and uninsulated and the window unit too small for it to provide actual effective cooling, but it should be able to knock the edge off, and keep the humidity down enough to make it a bit better for the stuff I've got stored out there.
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Dana Spisak
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Another try at casting cement today. Second faceted flower pot and a desktop ampersand 
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Export to stl. The slicer software reads stl files and generates gcode for the specific printer. 
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Rick Reynolds

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Will anyone be working on the space this afternoon?
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Thanks Rick.
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Josh Rhodes
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Meanwhile at Government Plaza..
They've rolled out OSB across the whole floor to protect from falling debris. 
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I wonder what they will do with all that plywood after the project is done and most sheets are barely used at all. Perhaps donate to a local non-profit. Like Habitat for Humanity, or maybe the local Makerspace?..
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Tom Dziubakowski

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This looks interesting....   Might be good to troubleshoot MCUs.  

The 5MHz bandwidth might be a problem.  But probably a good teaching tool

http://digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?NavPath=2,1040,1043&Prod=ANALOG-DISCOVERY

Full price looks kind of high.  The student price looks pretty good !!!   Anyone willing to let me order one under their student ID?
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Josh Rhodes
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This is a design that makes you smack your head and say "Why didn't I think of that!"
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Josh Rhodes
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Is this a solution to what we were talking about at lunch saturday?
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Justin Poiroux

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Does anyone know of any local electronic stores?  Radioshack has such a limited supply. 
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Electronic Supply on Holcomb Ave. 
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Sparks a Reaction June 21: http://youtu.be/fU1hkCml4yo
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That is awesome! 
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Thinking about a Raspberry Pi for my birthday. Anyone have a favorite starter kit, and/or accessories? 
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The good thing is none of these peripherals (wifi bluetooth kb mouse hub and power supply) are specific to the pi. They are all standard sizes and connectors and you can use them for other projects.

Wired kb and mouse with a non powered hub and using an ethernet cable will work just as good for a fraction of the price.
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Mobile Makerspace is a friendly group from Mobile, AL banding together to build a local Makerspace. If you are a new member of this community (maybe you met us at Artwalk) feel free to post or comment. All positive interaction is heavily encouraged Mobile Makers provides a place to engage members to collaborate on innovative ideas and reaching goals. Members join together for the common use of tools, facilities, services, and knowledge to further the capabilities of each other and the community.

Geoff Peacock

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Portable Workstations are useful for many groups of people. For campers, they're called Chuck Boxes. For the military and Ham radio folks, they're cal...
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It's not clear from the picture but the Top portion is just sitting there and can be removed as a table, that makes for Quite alot of square footage.
This is a really great find, Thanks +Geoff Peacock  :]
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Dana Spisak
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Visit Mobile Makerspace for July Artwalk 7/11 from 6-9pm. We're featuring 3D printing. Try your hand at design. Watch and learn about the printing process. Let's make something!
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Dana Spisak
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Designed and printed faceted vase for casting cement. 
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yep, that's it. Mini geometric flower pot
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Josh Rhodes
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You had me at custom...
I have an absurd desire to make the coolest backpack ever, there's something wrong with me.
Lifehacker did a copy/paste for this article from : http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-backpack/ It's pretty intensive...
Tired of never finding the perfect backpack for you? I was, and so I decided to create my own custom backpack from scratch. It took some thoughtful design and hard work, but now I have a bag literally tailored to my needs.
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Josh Rhodes
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I made a blog post about my Grandfather, Makerspaces, and my workbench.
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A guy named Justin called me from SolidWorks/3D Systems over in Mississippi. They've got 3D printers. One, called "The Cube3" is only about a grand. I told him to look up Mobile Makerspace on Google Groups. 
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I am working on a project to create a wristify, a personal temperature control device.

I need to print some brackets I designed in tinkercad.  Can someone with a 3D printer help me with that?  What format is best to export to for the printer?  

Right now the brackets are based on listed product dimensions, I have some digital calipers coming so I can check before we print.  I can clean up the rest using a dremel.
A team of students at MIT is working on a prototype wearable that asks one important question: Why heat or cool a building when you could heat or cool a person?
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Export the file as a STL and someone will print it. 
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Nathan Wolfe

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So Amanda dropped the cap from the brand new tube of toothpaste down the drain. Solution - print a new one. Found an STL on thingiverse for a tube coupler so I edited it into a cap. 
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Works!..
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Josh Rhodes
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I was just looking at the sparks a reaction event. I'm excited to see some people we haven't seen in a while are signed up to come and some that I don't recall ever meeting before. I'm excited about this one (now to just finish my projects!)
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