Posted on Saturday, Jan 21st, 2017
Posted on Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017
Posted on Saturday, Jan 7th, 2017

                Everyone is invited to come to the Arch Reactor for the Super Bowl of Destruction. We will have the football game on our big screen for everyone to watch. Not interested? Don’t worry, we also throw this party as something for the non-football enthusiasts.  As a hackerspace, we use this time to breakdown all of the donations that are no longer usable or fixable. We have hard drives, computers, printers, server equipment, and more! Come join the mayhem and destruction! Don't forget to bring a Super Bowl party snack to share. We had lots of good food last year.

Destruction starts 12pm on Sunday February 5th at Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave. 63103.

In addition, this year we are adding a Hack-a-thon challenge. After the destruction we will rebuild with all the donated materials in the Space.  This year the hot toy for kids was Hatchimals, similar to Tamagotchi electronic pets.

The challenge is to hack together a robotic pet of your own. Here are the rules:

  • Must indicate when the pet needs to be fed, walked, and cuddled
  • Must be built from materials donated to, resulting from destruction, or already at Arch Reactor. No new materials brought in from outside. The only exception is a storage device for code you intend to use.
  • We will start building at 2pm.
  • Building will stop at the end of the football game.
  • Free to full members. Supporting members and non-members pay a $15 entry fee since we are using materials donated to Arch Reactor.
  • Projects will be judged on Creativity, Functionality, Resemblance to a Pet, and Hack Factor.
  • Prizes:
    • First Prize Nvidia Jetson (provided by Second Robotics)
    • Second Prize $100 Gift Certificate to Microcomputer Center (provided by Arch Reactor)
    • Third Prize Robotics Main Board (provided by Second Robotics)

For more information, check our website and discussion boards at archreactor.org or contact me directly

-Morgan Miransky

mailto:directorofpublicrelations@archreactor.org

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 20th, 2016

Seven of us participated in the Dirty Santa Gift Exchange this year. It was great fun and this year there was no real gotcha gifts. The was an electric disc shooter, a quad copter, an uno kit, a intro to microcontroller kit, a Walgreens gift card, an Arch Reactor coffee mug, and a line following robot kit. Derek had to change the rules so, "he wouldn't get screwed over."

Posted on Monday, Nov 21st, 2016

Please bring a dish to share at our annual Hacksgiving Pot-Luck on Tuesday, November 22!

 

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  1. Intro to CAM
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • The CAM class at Arch Reactor will cover the basic steps required for hobby-grade CNC users to prepare their designs from CAD programs to gcode ready to operate on the CNC. This class will cover the generic steps required for any CAM software.

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Thursday, March 30th

  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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Saturday, April 1st

  1. Mineral Area Robotics Expo
    • Where: Mineral Area College, Field House, 5270 Flat River Rd., Park Hills, MO 63601
    • The 2017 Robot and Technology Expo is an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming.

      This event is open to all youth, not just 4-H members. It consists of several competitions: VEX Skills Events, VEX Nothing But Net Competition, Robofest Game and Exhibition Events, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO Building Competition. .

      Youth may participate in one or more events.

      There will also be free hands-on activities for families to enjoy.

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Sunday, April 2nd

  1. Ukrainian Eggs
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Learn to Make Ukrainian Eggs!

      More info about Pysanka https://archreactor.org/project/pysanky-eggs

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  2. Hack Something!

Tuesday, April 4th

  1. Ukrainian Eggs
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Open workshop for the art of Pysanka, a traditional Ukrainian egg decorating technique. There will be time available before and after the business meeting to work on your eggs.

      More info about Pysanka https://archreactor.org/project/pysanky-eggs

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  2. Business Meeting
    • Start time: 08:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Officer reports, Announcements, Event planning, and other business.

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