Posted on Saturday, Dec 1st, 2012

Our third weather balloon had GPS failure shortly after launch.  Hopefully, someone will be kind enough to call the number on the payload.  Everyone cross your fingers in hope we get everything back!

Posted on 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.

 
Posted on 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

 

Posted on 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.

Posted on 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!

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 22nd

  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, October 24th

  1. Shop Training - Table Saw

Thursday, October 26th

  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, October 27th

  1. 3d Printer Meetup

Saturday, October 28th

  1. Shades of Green 2017

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