Posted on Tuesday, Feb 6th, 2018

We had over 32 people attending in the space and out at the fire pit. Hard Drives were destroyed. Large Piles of recycleables got reduced to usable parts. Lots of Food was eaten. Lots of soda and beer was consumed. Eagles fans had a great night. 

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 30th, 2018

Please welcome the newly elected board!

 

Posted on Monday, Jan 29th, 2018

Super Bowl of Destruction


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 in football? 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! Bring a Super Bowl snack to share. We had some great food last year.
In addition, this year we are continuing our Hack-a-thon challenge. After the destruction we will rebuild with the donated materials in the Space. This year we will create a hack-cycled (in the sense of using something as it was not intended to be used) robot for our Fire and Ice fundraiser. This will be a large scale collaborative project. Don’t worry if you are not an expert, we will have roles for all skill levels!
 

Destruction starts at 12pm on Sunday, February 4th at Arch Reactor, 2215 Scott Ave. 63103.

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2018

On Saturday January the 13th at 1pm Arch Reactor held a Chainmaile class. About 12 people were in attendance. AR brought in an outside instructor named Larry Brown from Inventor Forge.

We covered the basics of making 4-on-1 chainmaille.  Larry showed: How to Wrap Wire to make something that looks like a spring, cutting the spring into ringlets, and connecting the ringlets to make a chainmaille key-chain, then belt and the basic design to turn your chainmaille key-chain or belt into a chainmaille shirt (Hauberk).

Nathan S made this from the instruction he received at class.

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 10th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Blacksmithing Class last night. It was good to see so many old and new faces.

Special thanks goes to Myles, our Sergeant At Arms, who volunteered to teach the class and made the forge for us to use.

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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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Arch Reactor was founded in 2009 by a group of friends who liked technology, programming, making, and pizza. Now St. Louis' largest hackerspace, Arch Reactor's growing membership continues to bring new skills, projects, equipment, and people to one place.

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