Arch Reactor Blog

 
2014 Board Members
President: Chris Weiss
Vice President: Joe Cathell
Treasurer: Michael K
Sgt@Arms: Niels B
Secretary: Deech M
 
Directors 
P.R. - Andrew R.
Education: John R. 
Webmaster: Travis M. 
 
The director position of Social Director was dissolved by unanimous vote. 
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Fire and Ice, Saturday January 25th 2014

7 til 11pm Ages 21 and up

http://fireandicestl.org/

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PJRC has graciously sent us a handfull of "cosmetically challenged" Teensy 3.0 development boards!  You may have seen the Teensy 2.0 used in some of the demos we do at various events around town, and this is our first time getting hands on the much faster 32 bit version.  We'll get these in some members hand tonight and see what we they come up with!

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Bring your own wire wreath frame and gloves to protect your fingers from being poked and sappy.  

Also anything else you want to add to your wreath.  I will provide greenery, decorative seeds and berries, wire, cutters and instruction.


For more information contact cweiss@gmail.com

or besa.schweitzer@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/586072968119837/

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Come explore the world of 3D printers as Arch Reactor hosts Meet-Up.Com's monthly Saint Louis 3D Printer Meetup. 

Learn the different tools, software and hacks being used to generate various textures and results. 

Last month had over 40 people in attendance from the entire Saint Louis Bi-State area.


http://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/events/145174022/

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No microcontroller, programming or electronics experience needed.  If you have an Arduino (or some clone) bring it, otherwise come and learn which would be best for you. Free, but please RSVP to directorofeducation@archreactor.org .  Questions can also be sent to that address. There is no cost for the class.

Nov. 17th        Intro, flahing LEDS, serial communication
Nov. 24th        LCDs, third patry ICs, I2c and SPI protocols
Dec. 1st        Multiple Voltages, Wireless communication, Controlling

AC, DC motors
Dec. 8th         Free day for catch up or topic of participant's interest

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Day of Hacking Sunday

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Ryan's Instructable for a DIY PCB Toner Deposition Method has been selected as a featured Instructable!  It was also featured on Hackaday. Congrats Ryan!

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KC Maker Faire was a big success!  We had 2 days of fun met many exciting new people.  Learned about new ideas and technologies and had a great time doing it.

The following are photos from the event.  If you are an AR member and have photos to post please

send them to admin@archreactor.org and I'll get them posted.

 

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Science Olympian Pics

Last Weekend we held our annual science Olympiad.

Here are some of the pics from the event and a link to the Rube Goldberg Contraption we built.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEeenhWAEGE

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