Tuesday, Nov 20th, 2012

This is so awesome. Derek Sigler's project, which included a team at Arch Reactor, sent a balloon today to 100,000 ft with a few cameras and were able to locate the payload when it came back down. This is a picture he posted from 97,000 feet above the earth. This is very inspiring. It has been such a good day. Congratulations Derek and the team that launched it!!! Very impressive.

Video of the balloon burst, 42 seconds in,  is available here.

 
Tuesday, Nov 6th, 2012

Sunday November 4th we had the first Arduino for Artists class.  The class was well attended.  Derek covered many of the basics and demonstrated the versatility the Arduino platform provides.  The last hour of the session was turned into a working session where individuals were free to persue their own Arduino projects and get troubleshooting advice.  The link below is a Google Docs presentation from the beginning of the class.  Join us next Sunday for the second class in the series "Arduino for Artists".

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cLRybNKMOnnM3M9CeivNtpusHd-T__SA_iHHlGbJI_U/edit

Sunday November 11th we will have the second session.  If you can't make it in person join the G+ hangout!

http://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cj388s3l6aa061qffpl82ppkuko

 

Friday, Oct 12th, 2012

Arch Reactor will have a table at ARCHCON 36!  Stop by to see us and our many gadgets on display.  Sign up for a Learn to Solder class or just go ahead and sign up to be a member - you know you always wanted to be one!

We also have a panel scheduled in Marquette B on Saturday at 11:10am to ask any question you may have of us.

Friday, Oct 12th, 2012

Signup on the facebook event page: http://m.facebook.com/events/280767972034885/ or directly on our forum topic: Google Groups: Learn To Solder

The class will go over the basics of soldering and make sure you come out of the class with working knowledge of soldering, a cool gizmo and a neat badge to show off.

Kits we are looking to order are the tv begone, mini pov, and the drawdio.

http://www.ladyada.net/make/tvbgone/

http://www.ladyada.net/make/minipov3/

http://www.ladyada.net/make/drawdio/

 

Class is scheduled the 21st of October from 2-5pm.

The kit and class fee will be $25 and to attend, you must RSVP by the 16th so that kits can be ordered.  Please say which kit you want on the facebook RSVP.  We appreciate early pre-pay, so please stop by our ARCHON table, or come by any event listed on the calendar to reserve your spot.  All funds will go to improving Arch Reactor facilities and awareness.  We appreciate your support!

Friday, Jun 8th, 2012

The Geek Garage Sale is an opportunity for AR to clean our our techy stuff that's been sitting around too long and give other geeks a chance to do something with it. AR will have it's own table, selling off our cool junk, with all the proceeds going into the AR general fund (for rent and the such). 

Also, you (yes you!) are welcome to join in the fun. 

Date: Sunday June 10th, 9am - 4pm
Location: Arch Reactor,  2400 S. Jefferson Ave, 63104, outside in the parking Lot.

AR Members (supporting or full) can get a table to sell your own geeky things (or things from a geek, however) for a $10 table fee. Non-Members can also have a table for a $15 fee. If you bring your own table, we'll knock $5 off your fee (so that's $5 per table for Members and $10 per table for Non-Members).

Note: It's acceptable to have a little stuff around your table on the ground, but please don't try to buy one table and spread another two tables worth of stuff on the ground. :) 

If you want to sign up for a table, use this form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJsWVBHMXVrc210cnZGWURLTEpSOHc6MQ
and pay us on the day of the sale. 

In addition to the Geek Sale, we'll also have RNA Worldwide Recycling on hand to take any of your old electronics off your hands for free! That includes CRTs! So, don't toss it, bring your old stuff to be recycled! RNA will be here from 9am to 1pm

This is going to be a lot of fun, so bring your friends and your family and your friends family! We'll also do tours of the space over the course of the day, so it's a great time to show your friends where you spend all your time!

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