Tuesday, Mar 25th, 2014

We have won a free Taz 3 3D printer!  Lulzbot hosted a hackerspace giveaway and we were one of the lucky winners.  Many thanks to Derek for putting together our application and congrats to AR on our many opensource contributions.

Thursday, Mar 13th, 2014

Our new 80W laser tube has arrived in one piece! Next steps will be:

  • Add additional cooling for water
  • Add framing extension
  • Design and print new tube mounts
  • Install/wire tube and power supply
  • Cut and install skin material for frame extension
  • Realign mirrors

Friday, Mar 7th, 2014

At the last 2600 meeting they demonstrated "check washing", one of the easiest forms of check fraud to perform.  Though the technique may be decades old and well known, we discussed how the digital age makes it a much bigger threat than ever before and what you can do to protect yourself from it.

Monday, Feb 24th, 2014


Sunday evening Arch Reactor held a presentation for the Introduction to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Systems (UAS), and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).  St. Louis University's Senior Research Assistant for the Center for Aviation Safety Research, Richard Steckel, cover topics including "the current state of the industry, the booming market for UAV pilot careers in the private sector, and how the FAA is reacting to this new tech.

Wednesday, Feb 19th, 2014


Last night Arch Reactor hosted a 3D Printer Build Night as part of the St. Louis 3D Printer Meetup Group with at least 35 attendees.  The printer for the evening was a donated PrintrBot kit from one of Arch Reactor's members.  Since the total assembly time would end up being 12+ hours, Ryan and Scott pre-assembled some of the more minor assemblies to help speed up the process and get to the more interesting parts.  In addition to the kit building, there were several other printers running which varied from an UltiMaker, a couple different delta printers, and modified Lyman filament extruder.

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  1. Laser Workshop Night
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    • End time: 08:00pm
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Friday, February 6th

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    • End time: 10:00pm
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