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.

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
There was excitement, competition and mass destruction. The football game was also pretty good. Two hours of destruction created a huge amount hackable material. In the end many teams competed but only one could win.  Here are the winning entries:
 
 
 
 
 
1st Place: James His robot scored well in creativity, functionality, and hack factor categories. Prize $100 gift card to Microcenter Computer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2nd Place: Derek Sigler and Family. This walking robot embodied all of Derek’s enthusiasm, and scored well in creativity, functionality and extra points for making a walker. Prize nVidia Jetson development board.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3rd Prize: Nathan Shrenk and Family. This robot scored points for use of LEDs and hacking it out of a gaming controller. Prize Second Robotics robot controller board.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4th Prize: Jordan Mann and Family. Brand new to the Space, this team learned soldering, hacking, and what Arch Reactor is all about. Scored points for creativity, passionate hacking, and making the eyes light up. Prize Arduino Starter Pack.
 
Posted on Wednesday, Jan 25th, 2017

I have recently finished a new and improved version of the Pixybots. Presenting Pixybots v2.3. The original program has been fine tuned to be more responsive. The robot also has may other features including a upgraded laser cut chassis, deans power connectors, pan/tilt head, and IR cliff detection in the front. If you have not seen the Pixy robots before there is alot of information on the orginal version in the projects page. 

Here is a short clip of them in action enjoy!

https://youtu.be/mZfjZUbJNQ8

Posted on Saturday, Jan 21st, 2017

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  1. Dec BoardGame Night * ArchReactor
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 11:01pm
    • 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.

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  1. White Elephant Gift Exchange
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  1. Family Freedom Night
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    • Escape your family and recharge your geek batteries. Bring a project to hack on and enjoy the company.

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