Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015

Here are the results from last night's elections:

President    Deech Mestel
Vice President    Bob Satchell
Treasurer    Michael Kuba
Secretary    Joe Cathell
Sergeant at Arms    Ryan Williams

Public Relations    Gene Jordan
Education    Niels Black
Webmaster    Travis Megee

Friday, Dec 5th, 2014

The Gateway Burners and Arch Reactor are teaming up for the fifth year in a row to present Fire and Ice. The event is for ages 21 and up. Each group will be present to host correlative activities and entertainment as well as provide information about their organizations. The event will be $10 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door.
The purpose of Fire and Ice is to raise money for Gateway Art Support (GAS), a subsector of the Gateway Burners which provides art grants and funding for the annual Gateway Burn, as well as funding for Arch Reactor's upcoming projects, classes, and innovations. This unusual event is a collaboration of Burner culture and creative technical artistry that promises to be an exciting and welcome reprieve from the frigid Midwest winter.

The Hosts will sponsor a Slow Cooker Cook-off, a costume contest based on the Fire and Ice theme, and an Art and Technology silent auction at the event. Members of both organization will also have art, science, and technology displays and demonstrations for your viewing pleasure and entertainment.

Gateway Burners is a Saint Louis based organization that was created in 2006 to foster radical self expression through art and participation and encourage civic responsibility and sustainable community through it's yearly events. Arch Reactor is a Saint Louis based DIY/Maker/Hackerspace created in 2009 that utilizes technology, programming and ingenuity to foster the spirit of community in the creation of their many projects and inventions. The proceeds of the "Fire and Ice" event will mutually benefit and support the progress of both of these organizations.

Credit cards will be accepted at the event for admission, silent auction, and other items available for purchase.

Fire and Ice:
http://fireandicestl.org/

Gateway Burners:
https://www.facebook.com/GatewayBurners
https://www.facebook.com/groups/115522076743/

Arch Reactor:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/174858366876/

Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014

Diane has created a handy cheat sheet for laser engraving into wood.  

Tuesday, Oct 7th, 2014

It's somewhat effective...

One of the members at the space was working on some circuit boards, but they were taking a long time to etch because there was no agitator (being just a tupperware bowl and some muratic acid rather than a proper etching tank). He was walking over to the bowl every few minutes and giving it a swirl. Deech came up with a unique solution.

Deech noticed our faithful little brush bot. (This guy: http://www.amazon.com/Toysmith-4574-4M-Brush-Robot/dp/B002EWYEHW)

He was a toy that a well meaning relative gave Deech for a small gift, which was put together and left at the space for giggles.

Turns out, without the brush, he hooked perfectly over the rim and happily ran around the edge, setting up nice standing waves in the bowl and causing the board to rotate slowly. In short, he worked like he was designed for it. Plus, googly eyes.

Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014

Categories:

  • Fastest Lap - George with a 20 second time
  • First to cross finish line (all racing at once) - George
  • Endurance (Most Laps) - Niels won with 10+ laps and he most likely could have gone further but we stopped it.

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Upcoming Events

Tomorrow

  1. Arch Reactor Teardown
  2. Hack Something!

Tuesday, February 3rd

  1. Business Meeting

Friday, February 6th

  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

Saturday, February 7th

  1. Make an Insect Hotel
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 7 from 1-4pm we will be building insect hotels at Arch Reactor
      An insect hotel is a place for insects to raise their young or hibernate over winter. You can use your insect hotel to attract beneficial insects to your garden to feed birds, eat pests, and promote pollination. The insect hotel can be a attractive focal point in your garden and will provide you with many exciting opportunities to get close up views of the lives of the bees, beetles, and butterflies that call your garden home. Each workshop will include several stations to create different types of insect rooms. Come to all 3 workshops to create the insect resort hotel or just come to one and build a motel. Whatever you can manage your insects will thank you.

      RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1385031925130399/

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Sunday, February 8th

  1. Game Design Day ** ArchReactor
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 06:45pm
    • St. Louis has a Thriving Game design Legion :) They come out and playtest with the Masses and they get some Feedback.

      But have you ever wanted to Playtest with other Developers? Get Real and Critical Reviews and Ideas from Others like yourselves? This is what this event is about.

      It will run Monthly. This is the First :)

      Month 2

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  2. Hack Something!

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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.

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