Posted on Tuesday, Jan 30th, 2018

Please welcome the newly elected board!

 

Posted on Monday, Jan 29th, 2018

Super Bowl of Destruction


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 in football? 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! Bring a Super Bowl snack to share. We had some great food last year.
In addition, this year we are continuing our Hack-a-thon challenge. After the destruction we will rebuild with the donated materials in the Space. This year we will create a hack-cycled (in the sense of using something as it was not intended to be used) robot for our Fire and Ice fundraiser. This will be a large scale collaborative project. Don’t worry if you are not an expert, we will have roles for all skill levels!
 

Destruction starts at 12pm on Sunday, February 4th at Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave. 63103.

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2018

On Saturday January the 13th at 1pm Arch Reactor held a Chainmaile class. About 12 people were in attendance. AR brought in an outside instructor named Larry Brown from Inventor Forge.

We covered the basics of making 4-on-1 chainmaille.  Larry showed: How to Wrap Wire to make something that looks like a spring, cutting the spring into ringlets, and connecting the ringlets to make a chainmaille key-chain, then belt and the basic design to turn your chainmaille key-chain or belt into a chainmaille shirt (Hauberk).

Nathan S made this from the instruction he received at class.

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 10th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Blacksmithing Class last night. It was good to see so many old and new faces.

Special thanks goes to Myles, our Sergeant At Arms, who volunteered to teach the class and made the forge for us to use.

Posted on Sunday, Dec 17th, 2017

On December 9th, 2017

20 People came to Arch Reactor to learn how to get started with microcontroller programing and electronic circuits using Arduino. Chris W. taught the class and other members were on hand to assist in the learning. 

This was the first in a series, if you already know some basics keep an eye out for the next class.

At the end of this 2 hour workshop 20 more people now know what an arduino is, what it isn't, what it can and can't be used for. They also learned some electronics basics like how to read schematics, what resistors and capacitors actually do and when to use them.

 

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Saturday, June 23rd

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