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Dana Spisak
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New open hours for visitors and Community Members starting this week. We're open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and now Friday evenings 6-9PM. 
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CNC at flea market: machines are becoming ubiquitous as products are milled out such as signs, letters and object de art. X-Carve now available at base price of $200, so it's apparent that these are well within reach of most everyone. No machines are presently installed on site due to power availability. Objects are created and brought as impulse sale items from shops at vendor's homes. Those who are in the know as to hardware acquisition, (arduino, adafruit), and knowledge of 3D programming, (Blender, Softworks, Maya, CAD),are at an advantage in up front expense. 
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Yeah, the $200 option is a kit to upgrade a Shapeoko 2. You're looking at $799 for a basic, functional machine.
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Josh Rhodes
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Not bad for a first go.

There were several issues that would need to be addressed, but I'm mostly happy with the outcome. :)
#shapeoko, #mobilemakerspace
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Dana Spisak
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Member meeting 7/25 10am at the space. RSVP on meetup
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Dana Spisak
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Entries are starting to roll in for our huge summer Makerspace Contest! We are giving away over $30,000 in prizes, including an Epilog Zing laser cutter, Ultimaker 2, Silhouette Portrait, and Lincoln Electric 210 welder. Are you part of a makerspace, student group, or art collective? Enter today!

http://www.instructables.com/community/Makerspace-Contest/
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Dana Spisak
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Desk for the space

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Josh Rhodes
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Some new work on the table this evening. We made two bits of wood to raise up the table saw. With this and a slight tweak on the router location we were able to achieve the design goal. That goal being; the ability to run a full length (8ft) sheet of plywood through the tablesaw with the whole length of the cut supported. To achieve this Ideally you would want the entire table flat. That doesn't seem feasible. So we are settling into the tablesaw being the highest and every other section at a slightly lower altitude.

I also tried out the very awesome scrollsaw that was recently donated.

The rest of the time we talked about the electrical system, the vacuum setup, and how to secure the flip sections.

The section next to the table saw has two flip down tool mounts. We need these to lock in securely. To be honest we have some ideas but we haven't fully settled on anything. 
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So I'm taking any suggestions. It needs to be small or inset and it needs to be super secure.
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Dana Spisak
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Host needed for Monday nights. Patrick is leaving for North Carolina. We need a member to volunteer for hosting one night a week from 6-9pm. A host is responsible for opening and closing the space for members and greeting visitors. 
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Russell stepped up to take over Monday nights. Rich will be hosting Friday nights. Thanks guys!
That makes 4 nights of regular open hours for associate members. 
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Patrick Davis
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So one of our members Enzo was kind enough to donate a scroll saw! 
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This one looks a bit more compact than my old Delta.  It should fit nicely on the workbench.
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Dana Spisak
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Cabinet doors milled on the Shakeoko2
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Hard to say. First try for this specifically, but I did several projects leading up to the doors to build confidence with homing, tool changes, and Meshcam. It turned out close, but not quite what I wanted. 
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Patrick Davis
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Got a great print from the Makerbot Replicator last night.  I was using +Simplify3D as the slicer.  The print took 1.5 hours to complete.  Man I love this program.
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That's the best looking print I've seen so far come off the makerbot. 
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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.

Josh Rhodes
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The woodworking cart being used as intended... 
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Dana Spisak
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Reminder: Member meeting tomorrow morning (7/25) 10am. DONUTS! 
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RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/MobileMakerspace/events/223988206/
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Dana Spisak
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WiFi clients such as phones and laptops probe for known networks. I made this word cloud in Processing after monitoring probes for a few hours at the makerspace. 
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What? No "fbi_van7"?
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Evan Riddle

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I'm trying to replace this data ribbon with something else. You can see they're quite tiny. Would 28 awg jumpers from Adafruit work? I'll likely bring it by the space. 
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Ah, well then I'd say anything that fits will work just fine. Without seeing the opposite connector it's hard to say but I don't think data rate will be a concern for that.
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Dana Spisak
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We're on Meetup.com! Join the Mobile Makerspace group. You'll hear about open hours, classes, and events. 

http://www.meetup.com/MobileMakerspace/
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Rick Green
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Awesome new way to remove your 3D prints.
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Evan Riddle

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I'll soon start work on the Home of St Mary "Angel Bike", a 1200 Harley that will be used to promote awareness for the facility and will be raffled for a fund raiser. 3D printing will be used for bas relief figures modeled in Blender that will attach to saddlebags. 
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Dana Spisak
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Bespoke Bluetooth 
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Dana Spisak
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Word clock using spark fun 8x8 led matrix 
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I'm still having issues with the LED matrix at positions 0,0 and 0,1. The "Y" above is in 0,0. There is newer firmware for the LED matrix, but upgrading it is working either. 
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