Posted on Wednesday, Apr 17th, 2013

Science Olympian Pics

Last Weekend we held our annual science Olympiad.

Here are some of the pics from the event and a link to the Rube Goldberg Contraption we built.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEeenhWAEGE

Posted on Friday, Apr 12th, 2013

Science Olympiad Saturday 

Saturday April 13th, 2013

5:00PM until 9:00PMish 

Questions?  education@archreactor.org

 
Open to all ages and to the public. People are encouraged to form teams of 2 or 3 people.  Individual players will be matched up prior to the event.  We are asking for a $5 donation per team to cover supplies which will be provided.  Three events are planned:
 
1)  Egg Drop  -  Teams will construct apparatuses to be dropped from the top of the building and safely land on a ground target.
2  Boomilever   -  Teams will design a boomilever (google it).  Score will be a combination of weight, weight held and duration of holding the weight.
3)  Rube Goldberg machine.  Teams will construct a three phase machine with stuff off the junk bins or from within the space.  Coolest operational design wins.    The rest of the night can be spent combining all the entries into a promotional video for AR.
 
  This event is guaranteed to be fun, prizes are likely to be a slap on the back and status label of "Cool People of the Day".  Scoring system is still being finalized but is weighted equally over three events.  If there's a tie (which I'm hoping for) , the tie-breaker is awesome.

 

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 2013

Arch Reactor Open House This Saturday

April 6th 2013

 

Click on the link to signup to be a presenter

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av9e391Ci_C4dFJSYXBVc0pLVFZYUTNYT0pqNWdXZ2c&usp=sharing

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 2013

HackADay.com Featured Arch Reactor!   Yeah!

http://hackaday.com/2013/04/02/hackerspace-tour-arch-reactor-in-st-louis-missouri/

 

Posted on Thursday, Feb 28th, 2013

Arch Reactor will be displaying our various projects including microprocessors, soldering, 3D printing, and beyond.  Come on by to say hi and get a chance to meet us.  Saturday 3/2/2013 from 2-4pm.

http://www.slcl.org/content/maker-open-house

 

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  1. Build Night!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come help build out Arch Reactor into the kind of space we all know it can be! All skill levels welcome, we can even teach you some new building skills!

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  1. 3D Printer Meetup

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  1. BoardGame Night * ArchReactor
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 11:30pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA, Arch Reactor
    • Come On Out and Play games With us. If you don't know games that's OK we are friendly and love to teach. If you do, bring your Favorites along and let get a Game in.

      We'll have Food there, and I'll happily take 5$ in exchange for letting you eat all day.

      We start at Noonish and Play until you Leave or after Midnight, whichever comes last. :)

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Sunday, September 24th

  1. Synthesizer Meetup
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • ***Starts at noon, cleanup/breakdown begins at 6PM, please ensure we're all out of the building by 7PM***

      *** what it is:
      In the modular synthesizer world, there are an endless number of
      modules we'll never get to try and if we do, won't be able to afford - likewise with keyboard synths, VST instruments, effects and other gear like controllers. But in a meetup setting, we can come together and collectively explore.

      Our mission comes in a couple of different strands...

      1) the Eurorack modular community and other DIYers, especially those who want to get into building their own synthesizers. We can show you what's involved and help you move forward, in most cases quite realistically. We like seeing the modular family grow. There will be lots of modules on hand to demo, inlcuding an extensive DIY spread courtesy of Modular Addict (traveling all the way from Wisconsin no less... http://modularaddict.com/)!

      2) keyboard synth users and DAW/VST-based musicians. No need to be specifically into modular to love synthesizers so all types are welcome. So many of us are islands, little project studios in bedrooms and basements - this is an opportunity to put names with faces and get an idea what's going on in our larger community, and get inspired to try new things from their examples.

      Everyone is encouraged to swap production tips, recording techniques, gain insights into an optimal workflow, and most of all... see/hear how we each make our music and sounds.

      Here's what we're going to do...

      1) talk shop - features, specs, deep patch design, demo your rig, maybe like walking around at NAMM or Musikmesse but more personal.

      2) connect to one of two open MIDI networks + small PA systems, start jamming and see where sit takes you.

      3) presentations. This part is still TBA, but I would assume there will be at least one person or group we may want to carve out a specific time for.

      *** how to participate:
      Bring your gear, and don't forget your power strips and extension cords, headphones, controllers, or anything else you'd need to make it work 100% without anything but tablespace and an electrical outlet.

      If you have a lot of stuff, be mindful of how much you bring. Tablespace is limited and priority will be given to modular equipment and/or to those who want to schedule a presention.

      If you've got teachable knowledge please consider presenting. We would love to "formally" make time for specific concepts, rigs or people who have something special to offer. Post your ideas in the group for consideration, and/or send a PM to Owen Godwin. There will be a limited number of slots for this.

      Invite your friends who'd be interested. There is a limit to how many the space can accomodate, so please have them RSVP to this event page.

      *** additional:
      Please be respectful of the space and clean up after yourselves!

      This event is graciously hosted by our friends at Arch Reactor, STL's hackerspace/makerspace. Please consider tipping them a couple bucks if you can. This isn't about making money nor are we requiring anyone to pay anything, it's just a suggestion since they are hosting us without charge and it's a great way to ensure the future of their facilitty/operations.

      Their website...
      https://archreactor.org/

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  2. Hack Something!

Tuesday, September 26th

  1. Shop Training - Forge/Blacksmithing

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