Posted on Thursday, Jan 9th, 2020

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11TH 2020, 5:00p-8:00p

Joel Leonard arrives to the Arch Reactor around 5pm continuing his current 2020 MAKER HAPPEN TOURS

He's been visiting makerspaces and hosting a fun HOLD MY BEER BRAINSTORMING SESSION to develop plans for future community projects and events.  Called Hold My Beer because the intent is to have fun and unusal activities for 2020.  He will be sharing some ideas to get started and then looking to our community members to prioritize possible projects and then hoping to flesh out  a plan of action! 

So if you have great ideas to share or want help sparking ideas or just want to attend a fun time with THE CHAMPION OF MAKERS come visit us this SATURDAY!   

PANCAKEBOT WILL BE UP AND RUNNING 3D PRINTS OF BEER SHAPED PANCAKES DURING THE SESSION

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!  

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 7th, 2020

This year the nominations for the 2020 elections will be occurring online.  The nominations can entered and viewed once logged into the website under the Members tab -> 2020 Election Nominations or by visiting:

 
When entering a nomination the email address is optional but can be entered if known.  To decline a nomination please email the board at arch-reactor-board@googlegroups.com.  Nominations will be stricken through when/if they are declined.
 
To view nominations you can either click the specific position or click the Candidates tab to view all.
 
Please email the board if you have any questions or issues 
Posted on Sunday, Dec 15th, 2019
What is Hacktivus?  Hacktivus is a holiday that I made up this morning and is now the official open source secular winter-time gift exchanging celebration of Arch Reactor, as well as any other Hackerspace or Makerspace that wishes to copy it.  It's allegedly the perfect holiday where trying to get a group of techies, tinkerers, and free thinkers to show up at a specific time and place for any kind of holiday party is more difficult than herding cats.

Celebrating Hacktivus with the traditional Hacktivus Gift Exchange:

- To sign up to participate in the Hacktivus Gift Exchange, fill out the Google Form from January 1st-10th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnxQRVstK0m7wYyZiIs6HWSBKht5xRIMyVj5mjpBCU_7t0TA/viewform
- Everyone that signs up will eventually get an email with the name of another random member that also signed up for the gift exchange.  Keep it a secret though, that's part of the fun!  Oh, and I promise not to just pair everyone up with my name!
- Make, hack, re-gift, or purchase a gift for the member who's name you were given.  Try to keep the spending limit at around $20.
- Wrap the gift to the best of your gift-wrapping capabilities and label it with the member's name that you were given.
- Deliver the wrapped gift at Arch Reactor and place it by the customarily decorated Hacktivus Robot.  It will vigilantly protect your gift until the gift's intended recipient can come by and pick it up.
- Once you've delivered your gift, please respond to the email you received so the organizers can notify the gift's recipient that their gift is waiting for them.
- Now wait anxiously for the notification email informing you when a Hacktivus gift has been delivered for you!
 
 

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Posted on Monday, Nov 11th, 2019

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 10th Anniversary--Don't Try This at Home event a success!

We are interested in your feedback about how the event went.

An e-mail was sent out, but if you did not get on the list, here is the link to let us know what you thought about the event.

 

https://forms.gle/5yRsHfvGKViDC9rr5

 

Thanks for participating!

-Morgan Miransky

Director of Public Relations

Posted on Thursday, Sep 19th, 2019

Hello Arch Reactor Friend,

Our 10th Anniversary is coming up! We are having a big party to celebrate our birthday. You're invited! Click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arch-reactor-10th-anniversary-party-dont-try-this-at-home-tickets-71224545533 to get free tickets!

We will have molten aluminum casting, blacksmithing, high-voltage wood burning, 3d printing, laser cutting, and many other demonstrations!

There will be custom Arch Reactor food like laser engraved cookies and liquid nitrogen ice cream!

Beverages available for adults and children!

 

 

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Wednesday, January 20th

  1. Voting Open for the 2021 Board Elections
    • Election Voting

      • Voting will open the very next day, January 20th, and run through January 31st.
      • This year voting will be conducted online.  We will be making use of Opavote
        • Opavote is an online election platform designed for organizations like ours.
        • Of the various options that were reviewed, it is the simplest, cleanest, and cheapest solution that meets our immediate needs.
        • Every voting member will be emailed a unique link to cast their vote.  Please confirm that your email address on file is current.
        • Voting will still remain anonymous.  The platform does not allow us to correlate the unique URL links to individuals.
        • Reminder emails will be automatically sent out every 3 days during the election period to ensure we reach the widest number of voters possible.
        • If for technical reasons you are unable to cast your vote with the platform, contact the current board for assistance or for accommodations to be made.

      Election Results

      • Elected winners will be notified February 1st.
      • February 2nd will be the General Business meeting.
        • Will include the transition of the 2020 Board to the 2021 Board.
        • Election results and data will be made available to the membership.
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Sunday, January 31st

  1. Open Build Something!

Tuesday, February 2nd

  1. Business Meeting - Online

Friday, February 5th

  1. 2600 Meeting - Online
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 10:00pm
    • Where: 2215 Scott Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
    • Arch Reactor is proud to host the only St. Louis 2600 meeting. All 2600 meetings are open to the public. Visit stl2600.org for more information regarding topic.

      More details about 2600 can be found at http://stl2600.org

    • View this event in Google Calendar
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Saturday, February 6th

  1. RoboMo Meeting @ Online
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • https://www.meetup.com/robomo/ (https://www.meetup.com/robomo/)  
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