Wednesday, Jul 16th, 2014

Chris has completed our new Shapeoko and run a few test jobs.  On July 29th we will have a Shapeoko Workshop night where we will do training.  That night we will teach you how to use design software like Easel to produce a simple bottle opener.

Tuesday, Jun 24th, 2014


Photo by: Sarah Darby/Missouri Business Alert

Missouri Business Alert has published a great article discussing the Bright Ideas Expo and Arch Reactor's involvment.

http://missouribusinessalert.com/industry/45489/2014/06/24/educators-use-maker-movement-to-spark-student-interest-in-stem-careers/

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

 

Pages

Subscribe to <none>

Upcoming Events

Tomorrow

  1. Arduino Class

Tuesday, July 29th

  1. Shapeoko Workshop

Friday, August 1st

  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.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. First at Science Center

Visit Us!

Come check out the space at one of our regular Tuesday meetings, year-round. Tuesday meetings are always open to the public, and generally begin at 7:30 pm.

Space Status: 

About Our Hackerspace

Arch Reactor was founded in 2009 by a group of friends who liked technology, programming, making, and pizza. Now St. Louis' largest hackerspace, Arch Reactor's growing membership continues to bring new skills, projects, equipment, and people to one place.

For a deeper understanding of what we're about, you should check out our explanation of hackerspaces, perhaps read about one of our members' projects, or (best of all) come meet us in person at the next open event!

Or log in with...