Posted on Wednesday, Apr 19th, 2017

Arch Reactor's newest tool, a 16" swing South Bend metal lathe, has now been positioned and powered. With its addition Arch Reactor's metal shop is mostly complete. Between the lathe, mill, and welding equipment we now have all the machinery needed to repair and build upgrades for all of our equipment, as well as bring our projects to the next level. Between the machines we can now cut threads, gears, bushings, and precision pieces

Please do not use it if you have not been trained. This machine is dangerous... like remove your arm dangerous. If you have been trained on a metal lathe it is operational and available for use. Please note the chuck tool DOES NOT have a self-ejecting feature. My first project will be to lighten it and add a spring so it can't be left in the chuck, but for now if you use the machine, TRIPLE check you did not leave it there. Classes for its operation will begin soon; keep an eye on the calendar and meetup.com for them to be posted.

Posted on Monday, Apr 17th, 2017

AR Members and Guests created some beautiful Pysanky in 2017!

Full Gallery at:  https://archreactor.org/photos/pysanky-2017

Watch the AR Calendar for your chance to learn how to decorate amazing eggs!  

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 11th, 2017

Thanks go to Derek for the demonstration of spray paint space art

Posted on Friday, Mar 24th, 2017

Arch Reactor will be hosting several Pysanky (Ukrainian Egg) workshops in April.   Stop by and decorate your own beautiful egg.

April 2:  2pm - 9pm

April 4 - 7pm - 10pm (with break for the business meeting)

April 9 - 2pm - 9pm

April 11 - 7pm - 10pm

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Supplies will also be available for independent work between April 2 - 11 whenever the space is open

 

 

More information including a detailed powerpoint on the process at:  https://archreactor.org/project/pysanky-eggs

 

Please plan on a minimum of 3 hours to make an egg.  There's a lot of "waiting time" in this craft, thus it's easy to complete two eggs in nearly the same amount of time as making one.  

 

Not suitable for younger children.  

 

 

Posted on Friday, Feb 10th, 2017

 

Stop by Arch Reactor on Sunday, February 12, to make "Magic Wands"     You may make one or more for yourself or donate your creations to an upcoming Arch Reactor Fundraiser.

Please note that this style of wand-making involves hot-glue.   Children are welcome but must be Closely Supervised by their parent/guardian.

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Upcoming Events

Tomorrow

  1. Laser Workshop Night
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Feel free to come by to learn how to use the laser cutter, talk about laser cutters, work on laser cutter projects, etc!

      Contact Person: Travis

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Friday, April 28th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup

Saturday, April 29th

  1. Build Day
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • We will be continuing build out of our space. Tasks might include framing, insulating, dry walling, mudding, running electrical. If the weather is nice we may do some work outdoors such as parking lot maintenance, hanging lattice, or doing deck work. If you have experience in these areas, please come help us improve our space. If you would like to learn some of these skills feel free to come learn from our members.

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Sunday, April 30th

  1. Slot Car Race Evening
    • Start time: 03:00pm
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Where: Contact Derek or Check Arch Reactor Sanctum for Location Information
    • Contact Derek or check the Arch Reactor Sanctum for Location Information

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  2. Hack Something!

Tuesday, May 2nd

  1. Business Meeting
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Officer reports, Announcements, Event planning, and other business.

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