Day of Hacking

Day of Hacking Sunday

Arch Reactor presents crazy fun day of hacking on Sunday, Sept 22

1pm - circuit bending workshop
    --Presented by local circuit bending musician Dustin Epperson
    --workshop costs $30 for the kit.  Free to attend and watch.
    --create and walk out with experimental praying buddha box circuit bent instrument 
    --instrument regularly goes for more than double the cost of this kit
    --learn the basics of circuit bending
    --No electronics experience necessary
    --cigar boxes to house the final product will be provided with the kit.  But, please feel free to BYOB(Bring your own box) to create a unique
        one-of-a-kind piece of art out of your instrument.

2:30 - UV tshirt workshop
    --Presented by Arch Reactor member John Reskusich and UV materials sponsored by Instructables.
    --learn about lumi brand UV reactive dyes for creating custom tshirts
    --learn about a unique style of fabric targetted printmaking in the process
    --workshop free. tshirts will have a $10 fee.  tshirts will be available for $10. 
    --UV dyes will be provided by Instrucatables.com  Materials will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
    --walk out with an arch reactor tshirt

4:30pm - Piezo pickup introduction 
    --Presented by Arch Reactor member and creator Colleen Forrest
    --learn about using piezo elements to create sound pickups
    --learn how to create instruments out of everyday objects
    --each piezo buzzer will cost $2
    --learn some basic soldering


Arch Reactor Hack night
    --weekly hack night to work on personal projects and get assistance from other members present in the space. This is entirely free to participate in.

    
As materials and kits are available in limited quantities, please reserve your place by writing to pres...@archreactor.org
Please indicate which of the events/kits you are interested in.


There will be food and drink available to be compensated by donations of attendees.  

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Upcoming Events

Tomorrow

  1. Silk Transfer Easter Egg Dying
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Arch Reactor crafting / upcycling workshop, Alix is going to teach us how to silk dye eggs. Free

      Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523577781238060/

      Did you know you can dye an egg with a silk scarf? Alix will show us her secret method. Bring your imagination and crafting supplies. Bring cool easter related projects you have done to show off.

      Bring a snack or wine to share. AR has a microwave, refrigerator, and sink (cold water only though).

      Crafting stuff to definitely bring:
      - blown eggs (See instructions below). If you cannot figure out how to do this, bring unblown, raw eggs and I will show you how. Use white eggs only, any size. Any white eggs will work but free range ones tend to have thicker shells and so are a bit easier to work with.
      - brightly patterned silk fabric. It must be 100% silk. Neckties work best, the uglier the better. I will bring extras of this so if you don't have any, that's OK.
      - egg carton or other egg container
      -small buttons. I will also have extra of these.
      -glue gun, if you have one.
      - scrap cotton fabric in a light color. An old white t-shirt works well.
      -wooden skewers and a piece of foam to make a drying rack. You can get a foam wreath base from the dollar store. Alternatively, one of those cardboard egg drying things from a commercial easter egg dying kit would probably also work well.

      This is kind of half show and tell and half hang out and craft.

      You are still welcome to attend and hang out with us even if you do not want to make pretty eggs.

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      Blowing eggs is easy! You might screw it up the first couple of tries, so have spares handy. You will figure out the technique pretty quickly.

      To blow an egg:

      1) wash egg with soap and water.
      2) pierce pointy end of egg with a largeish sewing needle. Try to make this hole as neat as possible. If you have an electric drill, use the smallest bit you have.
      3) make a larger hole in the blunt end of the egg. This hole will be covered with a small button, so it does not have to be as neat. You should avoid creating any radiating cracks that could weaken the egg. You can use a variety of tools of this, I personally start with the sewing needle and then carefully enlarge the hole with the needle until it is about the size of a pea. An electric drill works great for this if you have one.
      4) insert a wooden skewer or similar object into the larger hole and thoroughly swish it around to break up the insides of the egg.
      5) hold egg over a small bowl. Turn it so that the bigger hole is facing downwards, and blow into the small hole. You should not have to blow too hard. If you are giving yourself a headache, stop and try enlarging one of the holes, or swishing the insides up better with the skewer.
      6) when you have blown out the egg, run a little water into the larger hole and shake it up to rinse out the insides a little, then blow out the water. You can skip this step if you want, the eggs will get cleaned out naturally during the dying process.
      7) make an omelet.

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  2. Hack Something!

Tuesday, March 31st

  1. Shop Training

Friday, April 3rd

  1. 2600 Meeting
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Arch Reactor is proud to host the only St. Louis 2600 meeting. More details about 2600 can be found at http://www.2600.com

      All 2600 meetings are open to the public. Contact stl2600.org

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  2. First at Science Center

Sunday, April 5th

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, April 7th

  1. Business Meeting