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!

 

Posted on Sunday, Oct 23rd, 2016

The new Bridgeport Mill is here. There will be classes. This is an expensive sensitive machine so hands off until you have been trained.

Pictures Below are from the move:

 

Posted on Monday, Oct 10th, 2016

The Show Me Show Off! October 15, 2016 12 noon-3pm
This is our chance to show off who we are and what we do! Check out our new larger and functioning Space.

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  1. Wreath Making
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Workshop on making seasonal wreaths using natural and found materials. You may supplement with store bought materials if you bring them.

      Class size limit 14 people or I will need helpers to bring all the material.
      Bring your own wreath frame, this style recomended https://www.google.com/shopping/product/11713777082107575278

      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
      - lunch/snacks/drinks to share
      - an empty car trunk to bring home your wreath

      I will supply:
      - Evergreen foliage from a few different species
      - some seeds and berries for decoration
      - pine cones if I find any
      - some prunners, wire, and wire cutters

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  1. Hack Something!

Tuesday, November 21st

  1. Hacksgiving
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm
    • Where: Arch Reactor
    • Arch Reactor will provide a meat/main dish. Everyone is encouraged to bring a side dish and a project to hack on.

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Friday, November 24th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup

Sunday, November 26th

  1. Hack Something!

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