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!

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.

 

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 17th

  1. Natural Wreath Making Workshop
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Celebrate the coming winter by making a festive wreath using natural materials to decorate your house. These wreaths will be wildlife friendly, sustainably made, all compostable, and made with your special touch.

      I (Besa) will provide greenery, decorative seeds and berries, wire and tools, and instruction.
      You should bring your own wire wreath frame, gloves to protect your fingers from being poked and sappy, and any other special things you want to add to your wreath.
      Other stuff you might want to bring:
      - gloves to protect your fingers from being poked and sappy
      - hand pruners, wire cutters, thin wire or twist ties
      - decorative seeds, berries, pine cones
      - ribbons
      - snacks/drinks to share
      - an empty car trunk to bring home your wreath

      Class size limit 14 people

      Questions? contact cweiss@gmail.com or besa.schweitzr@gmail.com

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  2. 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, November 19th

  1. Build Night!
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Come help build out Arch Reactor into the kind of space we all know it can be! All skill levels welcome, we can even teach you some new building skills!

      Building a insulated plug for the sliding door in the front space.

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Thursday, November 21st

  1. Laser Workshop Night
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Description: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, November 22nd

  1. 3D Printer Meetup
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Whether you're interested in printing for art, prototyping, manufacturing, or just fixing dishwasher soap lids, this is a meetup group where you can come get answers to your questions, help people new to the hobby, and show off your printer and its creations.

      If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.

      https://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/

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