Posted on Sunday, Feb 10th, 2013

Soldering & Desoldering A Hands-On How-To Workshop

When: Saturday February 16, 2013 at 9:30am Where: Gateway Electronics

2220 Welsch Industrial Court – St. Louis, MO 63146

What: Participants will learn the basics of soldering and removal of surface

mount components without using costly commercial equipment.

Instructor: Jeff Jackson Materials Fee: $10.00

Class size is limited Advanced registration required Participants

must have experience with thru-hole soldering.

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 29th, 2013

2013 Election Returns are in!

If you need to contact the board of officers and directors, send mail to archboard@lists.archreactor.org.

Officers

PositionName
PresidentJohn Reskusich
Vice PresidentChris Weiss
TreasurerTravis Megee
SecretaryJoe Cathell
Sargeant at ArmsNiels Black

Directors

PositionName
Public RelationsFrank Kallal
Social AffairsTony Henley
EducationDerek Seigler
WebmasterGeorge Fetters

 

Posted on Thursday, Jan 10th, 2013

Join us for the Fire and Ice benefit on January 19th.  This promises to be an excellent party.

* Chili competition - up to 25 kinds of chili to taste and vote for.

* Silent Auction - unusual gifts and treasures for uncommon people.

Fire and Ice Costume Constest: Come to Fire and Ice dressed in your finest Fire and Ice inspired costume attire. Prizes will be awarded based on votes that you earn from other event attendees.

*Demonstrations of liquid nitrogen, static electricity and others. 

Posted on Monday, Dec 10th, 2012

Beginner Arduino Workshop Continues Sunday Dec 23
 
Learn the basics of Arduino an amazing open source electronics prototyping platform
 
Class Dates:
 
December 23 - Class 2 Digital and Analog pins, Pull up resistors, Variable Resistors, Blinking LEDs

January 6      - Class 3 Controlling Motors, Stepper Motors and Servos, Ping Sensors, and IR Sensors

January 13    - Class 4 Communication with Arduino - Serial, Bluetooth, Xbee, LCD Displays
 
Each class will have a Technical Learning session for about 1 hr followed by a hands on work session for 1 to 2 hrs.
 
Please bring the following for the hands on session.
 
1. Arduino (UNO, Leonardo or other flavor) 
2. LEDs assorted
3. Shields (optional but they make life easy.  We will discuss more in the first class)
4. Sensors, Xbee, Bluetooth, LCD display (Optional there will be some to play with during class)
 
All Arduino supplies can be purchased online at 
or
Locally at Microcenter or Radioshack.
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!

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 22nd

  1. Open Build Something!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come stop by and visit! Open build night to work on projects and hang out!

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Tuesday, April 24th

  1. Class: 3D Printer Basics

Thursday, April 26th

  1. Armoring Class: Riveting Basics
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • This is the first of a monthly class series on Armoring, with an emphasis on SCA (Society For Creative Anachronism) legal armor. These classes will be co-hosted by Amberly Brown and Mike Martin and open to anyone with an interest in Armor for SCA, LARP, cosplay, etc.Riveting Basics:

      • What type of rivet should you use for different materials.
      • Tips and tricks for riveting in tight places.
      • How to rivet joints and other flexible connections.
      • Discussion, hands-on examples, and open time to work on your project with two experienced SCA fighters and armorers.
      • Rivets and some strapping leather will be available (copper, hardened aluminum, and brass rivets. Black leather) but if you have your own, please bring it.
      • No cost, but donations to AR are always welcome.
    • View this event in Google Calendar

Friday, April 27th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup

Saturday, April 28th

  1. Sewing Cat Trap Covers & Stuffing Catnip Mice
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA, Arch Reactor
    • Please join members and supporters of St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach at Arch Reactor (2215 Scott Ave, 63103, behind UPS) to help sew trap-covers which they will use when trapping kitties (for trap/neuter/return activities) and members of Stray Haven Feline Rescue to stuff catnip mice, on Saturday, April 28. We'll start about 10 and some of us will be there until at least 2pm, possibly later.

      For sewing trap covers, two or three sewing machines will be supplied but feel free to bring your own. We have plenty of table space for both sewing and cutting. For Mouse-stuffing, mice, fluff, and catnip will be supplied.

      Can't sew? Come help cut and pin or stuff mice or just help keep us organized!

      If you have fleece to donate, please bring it along (best if at least 30" x 36" pieces but we can make it work if smaller. Any other large pieces of fabric (like old, sturdy bed sheets) can also work for trap covers.

      The time of this event is flexible, so feel free to come late, leave early, or stay later than 2pm.

      Arch Reactor will be hosting monthly Board Game Day starting around noon but we have plenty of space to accommodate both groups simultaneously. If you like gaming, please feel free to join in that event which will run until at least 10pm, possibly much later.

      Soda and bottled water are available for modest donation. TJs pizza available for lunch if you wish for $10 each with a wide variety of flavors in stock or feel free to bring in a sack lunch. Microwave also available.

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  2. April BoardGame Night * ArchReactor
    • Start time: 12:00pm
    • End time: 11:30pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA, Archreactor, 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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