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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 and Wednesday evenings 6-9PM. 
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Reminder - I will be out of town all next week.  Is someone available to open Tuesday night 4/7?
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Evan Riddle

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I'm in.
 
Please "+1" and "Share This Post" so we can choose a winner today! 
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Dana Spisak
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Enclosure for my shapeoko in progress
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I use an off-the-shelf Dust Deputy cyclone bucket like your link. I haven't committed to porting it in yet. My goal here is to contain the dust and maybe cut some noise. 
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Mobile Makerspace president +Patrick Davis​ helped judge the RSI sponsored Hack-a-thon this afternoon. Lots of eager college student participated. Makers come in all ages and disciplines!
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Josh Rhodes
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We will be open for April Artwalk this evening.
Who all is coming tonight?
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Dana Spisak
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IHMC robotics lab is awesome 
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Pensacola 
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Dawn Deputy

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Hi, I'm the Technology Coordinator at Council Tradtional School and I'm working a group of 5th graders on a project about how 3D printing is helping people. My students have only seen videos of 3D printing and would love see to something printed live and in person. I know that the shop is open in the evenings during the 1st half of the week but I was wondering/hoping it was possible for us to come by on some Saturday morning? I look forward to seeing the shop.
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Josh Rhodes
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Visitors from Germany today. They are in Alabama for work/holiday. They dropped in to check out our space. It was really fun talking to them.

Their home space is:
https://fnordeingang.de

I asked them what was missing and they talked about a caffeinated tea drink that all the German spaces have. I think they were hoping we had some. :P
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was really nice to meet you and to take a look at your Makerspace, thank you very much :)  and the tea calls Club Mate ;P
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Josh Rhodes
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Here's some progress pics from the last few times. Working in out feed supports for the Miter saw.. 
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I don't have a Facebook account.
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Patrick Davis
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I have removed the heated build plate cable from the makerbot. I researched the problem and the good news is that this is common, and easy to fix... If you can find parts. I am not having great luck finding this connector anywhere does anyone have a similar connector laying around, or a good resource for finding one online? 
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I've got some Taulman 618 Nylon left, which prints at around 265 C. It seems Molex connectors are made from nylon, typically...
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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.

Evan Riddle

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Steam engines. Can't shake the idea. Keeps coming back. While brainstorming on the idea I put two of my favorite ideas together. 1) steam accumulator plus 2) sodium hydroxide (aka 'lye' or NaOH). The idea puts the flash boiler in a most interesting location: the exhaust side. One saturates the NaOH tank that gets really hot while the heat from flue gasses from the flash boiler DRIES another tank full of lye. They swap back and forth. The lye creates the motive power. The flash boiler injects steam in one while drying the other. Thank you for reading. 
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Russell Milling

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Microsoft has released the preview for Windows IoT for Raspberry Pi 2. No GUI, and you've got to use Windows 10 with Visual Studio to program to it. They've also got some interesting new stuff involving using Windows Phones as "virtual" Arduino shields, and using Visual Studio to interface Windows applications with Arduino boards.

Looks like all of it requires Windows 10 though. It'll be interesting to see where all this goes.
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Will the space be open this week? I'm trying to get my students setup to visit the space.
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Yes. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings 6-9pm 
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Dana Spisak
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I'll be at the space working on the Pi Arcade -- enclose the back and add sound. 
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Feel free to pull out the cart and use the tablesaw. I don't know if I will be down today or not. 
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Dana Spisak
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I want to make a slider soon
 
Camera Slider 3.1 brought some much needed improvements... #Shapeoko Project
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Evan Riddle

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Here's the real ice bucket challenge. A coil of copper tubing lives inside the bucket. Air is blown into the tube from the top and exits down at the bottom. The bucket is filed with ice. The exiting air is about 23°F below ambient. 
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No volume or transfer of cooling, so, didn't work so good. Took a home made jet ejector, hooked one end to a 2hp compressor and ran a tube into the ice water bucket. 38.2°F just in a minute spraying the heck all over the place. Takes copious amounts of power. That's just all there is to it. 
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Evan Riddle

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Finally into networking many years past due. But everything is wireless. Phones have changed everything. It's not the mobile carrier I'm taking about, but the many things a phone can connect to. A local network has been set up to make that happen. Printing, file transfers and smart home type of things, or anything that can be accessed. Local only. Staying out of the cloud and off the net for this. 
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I agree. Wireless blows chunks, but a local connection for all those gadgets seems indispensable, especially in a busy work environment where cables and their connections catch the devil. Always but always have an ear out for seasoned veterans of the tech weary world though, and need input. Thanks
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I'm sure everyone or most of us has run across this: http://mcortechnologies.com/
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For the first time in about ten months, the car has wheels and is on the ground!
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I cannot even describe how jealous I am! Good luck. I love your little project car.. 
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Patrick Davis
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Doorbell installed! 
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