Michael has brought all the parts to assemble a reprap. We just have to follow the assembly instructions for the Mendel model with the parts bought from BotMill. Alex has taken the lead on assembling with and has gotten to the point of assembling the outer frame with the help of Min Lin. Anyone else interested by 3d printing is invited to join in. We will work on it both this evening (Monday November 7th) and Wednesday evening (November 9th). Instructionals videos are available online…
…built by Edward. The simplest machine: when turned on, it turn itself off.
This morning, we had two classes for the price of one: learning how to program (for non-programmers) and using the Arduino to interface with electronics. Given by Ricky and Paul with some help from Edward.
We’ll be redoing the same content in different combinations of Chinese/English and experienced programmers/non-programmers.
Lionello needed a twisted wire as an audio cable so he did what any good hacker would do: he made one! He used an old busted fan to turn the two wires into each other and voila: instead twisted wires!
Photos of the open house today. Alex looking at the Makerbot, cutting a protoboard, repairing the Dirt Dog vacuum robot, Angie and some of the guys looking at getting a stepper motor to work.
We’ve just received our nine temperature controlled soldering station with digital display! Generously given by ELEMENT14 as participation prizes to for the spring 2011 Great Global Hackerspace Challenge competition.
Show your support for He Qichen’s Quadcopter project on DemoHour：http://www.demohour.com/projects/297265