Friday, Jun 20th, 2014

Instructables and Dremel have selected Arch Reactor as one of its locations to host a build night to learn how to use Dremel tools and create awesome things!

We will be Dremel-ing and writing up our projects for others to learn via doing through the power of sharing knowledge. After a 15 minute safety demonstration, we will have five Dremel rotary tools with accessory kits and three Dremel reciprocating tools to make a mountain of awesome projects! We have a lot of things at Arch Reactor that could serve as the foundation for projects, but we want your ideas, your participation, and your projects to shine here. Bring any materials you may have and transform them into science, art, or something unique.

All are welcome. Check the Arch Reactor Calendar in July for the event datea and start time. There will be a mandatory 15 minute safety demonstration at the start of the build night.
Update: Tuesday, July 15th is the date. Show up as early as 7 pm to get started. If you can't make it until later, show up when you can. We have plenty of Dremel Tools to share.

Come out and build things with Dremel tools and learn how to make your projects a reality fast!  See you there!

Update 6/22/2014: Below is a photo of the package of tools and accessories that have arrived for the Build Night.

                                    

Thursday, Jun 19th, 2014

Inventables is giving Arch Reactor a Shapeoko CNC mill kit!  The parts have arrived, and we'll be scheduling an assembly event soon.  

Inventables is also providing materials for us to host a workshop on how to use their Easel design system.  When we get a firm date on when those materials will arrive, we'll schedule that workshop.

Sunday, Jun 8th, 2014
The next Arduino class has been scheduled!  It will be Sundays from 7/13 to 8/3 at 7PM
 
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.
 
  • July 13th Intro, flashing LEDs, serial communication
  • July 20th LCDs, third party ICs, I2c and SPI protocols
  • July 27st Multiple voltages, wireless communication, controlling AC, DC motors
  • Aug. 3rd Free day for catch up or topic of participant's interest

If you attended the workshop at the Bright Idea Expo, you can find the powerpoint and code on our github repository

 

Tuesday, Jun 3rd, 2014

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend at the expo.  We will have a table with some various demos and Chris Weiss will be hosting some introductory Arduino workshops.

 

UPDATE:

The powerpoint and code used for the Arudino Workshop is now available at https://github.com/ArchReactor/ArduinoIntro

 

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Member Michael Kuba made a writeup on a DIY sensor and display to display the boost in his turbocharged car. More info at http://archreactor.org/project/carduino.

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