Arch Reactor Blog

Join us in Kansas City today at the 6th anual KC maker Faire!  We're booth 45, and Griffin 3D printing is across the isle from us.  

http://www.makerfairekc.com/

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Our letter is now mounted at the Science Center!  Guess which one it is...

Image from the Science Center's Facebook page

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Ok not really.  We had a server crash and database corruption, an old backup was quickest to restore, we hope to have more soon.

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Tonight we learned about relays, 555 timers, op-amps, diodes in circuits.

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By my quick count at least 17 were in attendance, to learn about oscilloscopes. I learned about PMW pins on the arduino. I learned how they can help give more life and torque to my robotics. We learned how the oscilloscopes differ from multimeters.

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Thanks to Alix for her class on Sunday, March 29 on Silk Dyed Eggs!     What lovely patterns from thrift-store silk neckties.

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On February the 27, Nine Network visited Arch Reactor and aired a publication on March 25th.  Below is the video.

  • "A visit to the Arch Reactor Hackerspace, a workshop on South Jefferson for technology enthusiasts, inventors, and tinkerers. Many say this is the kind of place needed by cities that want to nurture an innovative culture and economy."
  • "Griffin 3D is a local startup that making desktop 3D printers in South St. Louis. Its two partners met at the Arch Reactor Hackerspace."
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Diane S. lead us in the creation of the eggs along with her friend Jen.

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Game On First Friday at The Science Center was well attended by Arch Reactor Members with Bob S., Sam H., John, Lloyd L., Chris W.,  Morgan M.and Tom B. working the Arch Reactor table. Di S., and Gene J. were in attendance but working at other tables. We had a working 5 button Close Encounters SIMON Game, Bob's Dr. Who Chess Set, and Sam brought his Griffin 3D Printer variant. Lloyd had attention grabbing Neo-Pixel strips on display and the Arch Reactor's Mointor was running the slide show. Sam printed six rounds of 11 mini Octopi that were handed out. Tom played 4 rounds of Dr. Who Chess. and the last record I heard was 11 rounds of SIMON.

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