Posted on Friday, Jul 6th, 2018

It was a busy night at Arch Reactor Sunday. Some members were programming in java and laser etching in the clean lab. Mean while in the dirty shop. One member was forging a bearded hatchet, another was overhauling our south bend lathe, and a final member was using the Bridgeport to build parts for his battle bot. It was a cool cross section of the knowledge and capabilities at Arch Reactor.

 

 

Posted on Saturday, Jun 23rd, 2018

Hey! We are in Kansas City today. We have lock picking, pysanky eggs, robots, terrarium, slime, and weaving. I will post links to the projects here when they are finished. For Pysanky Eggs: http://www.archreactor.org/project/pysanky-eggs For RC Sumo http://www.archreactor.org/project/rc-sumo-bots

Posted on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Fred taught a wonderful full class with 20+ in attendance. This was an overview class stay tuned for more focused classes coming in the near future. Fred is planning on having Raspberry Pi classes every 3 months.

Raspberry Pi Class

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Arch Reactor has new, larger laser!

 

AR's New Laser
AR's New Laser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In many ways the new laser is much like the original.   The materials it will cut are the same, the laser software is the same, and preparing images is the same.   The main differences are the "on switches", the size, and the focus.   

The Laser Guide has been updated with some of the new information.    Check it out here:   https://archreactor.org/project/laser-cutter-guide

 

Posted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

On April 24th we had a nice class on 3D Printing. The class was over the kinds of printers, how the printers work, and 3D modeling programs. We also learned about the Cura slicing program. Scott R. led the class of about 10 people.

3D Printing Class
3D Printing Class

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Today

  1. St. Louis Online Video Creators - Meetup #2: Getting Started
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor - 2215 Scott Avenue - St. Louis, MO, us
    • For full details, including the address, and to RSVP see: https://www.meetup.com/St-Louis-Online-Video-Creators/events/252580995

      During our first meeting, we talked a lot about online video and the different types of content we w...

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Tomorrow

  1. Raspberry PI Class Prep
    • Start time: 05:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • For anyone attending the raspberry pi class, I will be up at Arch Reactor helping people get their Pis configured for class. Getting the Rasbain OS installed and any other questions. The class will start right in on Python Programing.

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  2. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

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  3. Raspberry Pi Intermediate Class
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Part two of our Raspberry Pi class series. The overview for this class will be an Intro into Python, how the IDE works, writing and running simple scripts. The second half of the class will go into GPIO and python, we will wire up a LED and a button. You are going to need a fully functional Raspberry PI to attend this class with the OS installed and ready to go. The LEDs and button will be supplied.

      I will be hosting a Setup your Pi for this class on July 22 from 7 to 9 at Arch Reactor if anyone needs help getting Raspbian install and setup on your Pi.

      Taught by Fred

      https://www.meetup.com/Arch-Reactor-Hackerspace/events/251461079/

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Tuesday, July 24th

  1. General Workshop

Friday, July 27th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.

      If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.

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Saturday, July 28th

  1. Canceled -- July BoardGame Night * ArchReactor

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