Posted on Friday, Jun 8th, 2012

The Geek Garage Sale is an opportunity for AR to clean our our techy stuff that's been sitting around too long and give other geeks a chance to do something with it. AR will have it's own table, selling off our cool junk, with all the proceeds going into the AR general fund (for rent and the such). 

Also, you (yes you!) are welcome to join in the fun. 

Date: Sunday June 10th, 9am - 4pm
Location: Arch Reactor,  2400 S. Jefferson Ave, 63104, outside in the parking Lot.

AR Members (supporting or full) can get a table to sell your own geeky things (or things from a geek, however) for a $10 table fee. Non-Members can also have a table for a $15 fee. If you bring your own table, we'll knock $5 off your fee (so that's $5 per table for Members and $10 per table for Non-Members).

Note: It's acceptable to have a little stuff around your table on the ground, but please don't try to buy one table and spread another two tables worth of stuff on the ground. :) 

If you want to sign up for a table, use this form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDJsWVBHMXVrc210cnZGWURLTEpSOHc6MQ
and pay us on the day of the sale. 

In addition to the Geek Sale, we'll also have RNA Worldwide Recycling on hand to take any of your old electronics off your hands for free! That includes CRTs! So, don't toss it, bring your old stuff to be recycled! RNA will be here from 9am to 1pm

This is going to be a lot of fun, so bring your friends and your family and your friends family! We'll also do tours of the space over the course of the day, so it's a great time to show your friends where you spend all your time!

Posted on Monday, Mar 12th, 2012

If you didn't get enough excitement at the Open House 3.0 or didn't get a chance to come, swing by our potluck Tuesday for the Bacon and Rum extravaganza! Our doors are open at 7:00pm, and we'll be having fun for a few hours at least.

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 6th, 2012

This coming Saturday, Marth 10th, is Arch Reactor's third open house. Admission is free and all are welcome! If you've been waiting to check us out, this weekend is a great time--we'll have lots of projects on display and great member turnout.

WhatOpen House 3.0
Where

Arch Reactor Hackerspace
2400 South Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO

WhenSaturday, March 10th from 3:00pm to midnight

We'll have child-friendly presentations 3:00pm to 6:00pm, and the bar will open at 6:00pm.

Posted on Thursday, Jan 26th, 2012
Free Arduino Class
Ardunino for Artists!
4 Sunday nights 7 to 9:30ish starting Jan 29th  at Arch Reactor. 2400 South Jefferson, Saint Louis, MO.
No microcontroller, programming or electronics experience needed.  If you have an Arduino (or some clone) bring it, otherwise come and learn which would be best for you.
Free, but please RSVP to arduino@archreactor.org .  Questions can also be sent to that address.
 

29th        Intro, flahing LEDS, serial communication
5th          LCDs, third patry ICs, I2c and SPI protocols
12th        Multiple Voltages, Wireless communication, Controlling AC, DC motors
19th        Free day for catchup or topic of participant's interest

Just a note for AR folks.  This time around we're going to be doing much more coding.  More writing our code rather than relying on just running examples.  Hope to see you there!
-derek

 

 

Posted on Thursday, Dec 29th, 2011

The Gateway Burners and Arch Reactor are teaming up for the second year in a row to present 'Fire and Ice'. This fundraising event will take place on January 21, 2012 at the William A. Kerr Foundation Building at 21 O’Fallon Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102. The event runs from 7:00 pm until Midnight and is for ages 21 and up. Each group will be present to host correlative activities and entertainment as well as provide information about their organizations. The event will be $10 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door.

The purpose of ‘Fire and Ice’ is to raise money for GAS (Gateway Art Support), which provides art grants and funding for the upcoming 2012 Gateway Burn, as well as funding for Arch Reactor’s upcoming projects and innovations. This unusual event is a collaboration of Burner culture and creative technical artistry that promises to be an exciting and welcome reprieve from the frigid Midwest winter. 

The Gateway Burners will sponsor a Chili Cook-off at the event, as well as host a costume contest based on the ‘Fire and Ice’ theme. Arch Reactor will host an Art/Tech auction and present demonstrations from some of their recent designs and innovations. There will also be a silent auction containing art and other submissions from community members from both organizations.  

Gateway Burners is a Saint Louis based organization that was created in 2006 to foster radical self expression through art and participation and encourage civic responsibility and sustainable community through it’s yearly events. Arch Reactor is a Saint Louis based DIY/Maker/Hackerspace created in 2009 that utilizes technology, programming and ingenuity to foster the spirit of community in the creation of their many projects and inventions. The proceeds of the ‘Fire and Ice’ event will mutually benefit and support the progress of both of these organizations.

Image graciously provided by the William A. Kerr Foundation.

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