Posted on 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.

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014

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  • 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.
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014

Ben Nuttall of the Raspberry Pi Foundation will be visiting Arch Reactor as he continues on his journey from NYC to Salt Lake City!  Ben is visiting various hackerspaces, schools, and other community spaces for his 2014 US Tour.  Bring your Pi projects to show off and learn more about the Raspberry Pi.

Come join us Friday, Aug 15th for a night of Pi and cookies.

Posted on 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.

Posted on 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/

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