Arch Reactor Blog

On Monday night new direct wireless internet was installed and turned on. We now have fast speed and added bandwidth.

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This picture was taken with a Canon AE-1 Program 35mm camera at 6:30-7 on 9/1/2016

Photo by Apollo Timbers 

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We have Permitted walls up at the space

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Jonathan brought in his 3d Scribble Pen Giant Marble Run to the space tonight. It was the biggest one I have seen. 

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The team of people working on the Internet of Things Microscope have won a first round prize for their work!  They are now qualified for the final round that will be decided in October!

Here is a link to the project:

https://hackaday.io/project/11429-internet-of-things-microscope

If you are interested in participating, we will be meeting Thursday nights now through the end of the competition.

http://hackaday.com/2016/07/18/hackaday-prize-20-projects-that-make-us-all-citizen-scientists/

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The team met up again this week and is trying to nail down design ideas for a nice travel case. It seems tricky to balance lightweight and ease of use with beautiful design elements. One idea is to put the pi and hat in a box under the microscope. The box could also hold the LED in place but it also adds weight and when one of your ideas is to make it lightweight for carrying out in to the field adding weight is not ideal but putting everything together in a nice package is ideal. Come next Thursday to see what happens or to add your great ideas.

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Congratulations to all the people who represented Arch Reactor at the Kansas City Maker Faire! Our booth placed in the Top 10!

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Check out the progress we have made on our Hackaday.io Project, an Internet of Things Microscope!

Please follow the link for additional information.

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Sometimes we even have freshly baked cookies

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Arch Reactor Hackerspace will be hosting the St. Louis portion

of this year's Hackaday Prize Design concept challenge. 

Come and join us as a team (or several teams) who will start to design & enter their ideas in the 2016 Hackaday Prize design concept challenge.

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:00 am CST - 03:00 pm CST  2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, Missouri, 63103

Please sign up to follow the event and add a comment to give us an RSVP.

For more information: https://hackaday.io/event/10901-st-louis-hackaday-world-create-day-arch-reactor

Additionally, there is a thread about this event on our discussion forum for any questions you might have: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups&hl=en#!topic/arch-reactor/FY6BBICx4mI

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