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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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Josh Rhodes
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Created some 90 degree Corner Clamp Brackets for woodworking. These help keep the wood at a 90 degree position while you screw and glue them together. I show how I made them in my latest Filament Friday Video. https://youtu.be/q8fsZvPNb40
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Rich making some knobs on the printer 
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Rick Green
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Saw this today and thought of Dana.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Pancake-Printer/
Pancake Printer is a fun way to print (and eat) your very own pancakes!It's basicly works like a CNC machine. X and Y axes are controlled with a small computer, and the pancake mixture is poured to the grill, passing throughout a valve mechanism. Then, you cook the pancake within 2 minutes. It's that simple and tasty!The device is Raspberry Pi 2 controlled. The firmware is a Universal Windows Application running on Windows 10 IoT Core. So, it is ...
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Josh Rhodes
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We finally came up with a reason to setup the table router today. # artwalk #mobilemakerspace 
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Excellent!
Proof of concept.
I didn't know we had the dust collection gadget and fence for it.
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David Leard

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Looks like I have accidentally fallen into home CNC ownership. The wife decided she had to spend some accumulated Amazon gift cards and purchased a Silhouette Cameo "electronic cutting tool". One of her friends has one and has been doing great things, although I'm not sure exactly what.

Looks heavily proprietary. I think it is mainly for cutting paper and fabric. As my recreational computing has been cut back recently, I'm not sure when I will find time to play with it.

What would you do with electronic paper cutter?
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Glad you mentioned the DXF capability. I had looked under file/ import and did not see it but it is under file/open –
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Rick Green
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Good shot of the laser cutting some ornaments.
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Rick Green
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3D printed Empire logos by David Bays.
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Nice!!
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Rick Green
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3 new batteries all charged up for the craftsman cordless tools. 
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Sweet to both
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David Leard

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It has taken a while but I am close to the 2nd casting-letters-in-concrete test. If this one goes wrong it won't be because I didn't double the number of words!

The 1st casting was flawed on a couple of counts. The were voids on the surface with the lettering and the pattern letters pulled off the form and stuck in the concrete. It was a perfect example of the difference between knowing how something is done (theory) and actually having having done it (practice).

In this 2nd test one word will be on the bottom of the form when the concrete is placed which is what I did originally. The 2nd word will be pressed into the exposed concrete surface of the full mold and then screwed down. This time the letters are nailed to the wood mold instead of hot glued. I'm planning to strip the form in a day or 2 instead of waiting  a full week like last time.

I'm planning to do this test at home on account of daylight and cool weather. Hopefully it will go well and  I'll be able to drop off a snazzy new doorstop for the Delta-Make building - 
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Nice!

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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.
 
New management has had me working overtime since December, so I had some spare change to spend on a little band saw for the makerspace. I bought the Skill 9" saw, influenced largely by this review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FF0doLVzWA

I'm impressed on the value, should've looked into these things a long time ago. It has all the adjustments of a full-sized bandsaw so if you learn this saw, you'll be all set to run a full-sized saw.

It was good to go out-of-the-box with the exception that I had to shim the table to get it to adjust perpendicular to the blade. The fence locks down tight although I have not tried to adjust it for what they call "drift". The miter gauge is pretty wobbly but I'm just impressed they were included one at all, for the price.

It has a 1 1/2 inch dust port which I think would be a good thing for us to use. Even this little bandsaws is going to be a dust making monster.
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Awesome!
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Dana Spisak
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Posted the expected Open Lab closings for Mardi Gras season at: http://makerspacemobile.org/2016/01/20/mardi-gras-is-coming/ 
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Dana Spisak
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Made a 'bandsaw' box. My bandsaw skills are terrible so it was mostly done with the Shapeoko. Thanks for the wood +Josh Rhodes 
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Your welcome
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Jake

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Please keep an eye out for my sunglasses. I left them there last night!
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So I found them... But no name engraved :(. Thanks!!
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Rick Green
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Brian sold 25 more Christmas ornaments. Here is his progress tonight.
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I owe you some ribbon +Dana Spisak
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Rick Green
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Progress on the Izzy Swan table. The legs fit over the body now, the chair legs are all cut out, and 2 of the parallel seat holders were made. Still lots to do.
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Josh Rhodes
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I think this could be a great project for +Mobile Makerspace to get to work on printing. 
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Dana Spisak
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Living hinge for a jewelry display
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Russell Milling

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Humble Bundle has a big book bundle with a ton of Arduino and Raspberry Pi books: 
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Josh Rhodes
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