@arasbm can you add to April 7th (morning), we might be having a group of high school students tour KIC as part of a Community Science Fair Tour. Thought arduino and 3D printing might be an interesting hands-on activity for them to demo and check out if there’s anyone from the Makerspace that would like to come out and do a mini workshop. Or, if you possibly have an activity in mind that students would enjoy. More details to come on this. Thanks!
I’m Gary. I have been using Linux since 1995. I’ll be able to make the drop ins the last Three Wednesdays of January and first Two Wednesdays of February. I work nights with a rotating schedule… Hoping to talk to people, learn a lot about several of the listed groups, and help where I can.
@Vaughn, my Mamiya RB67 (medium format film camera circa 1986), has a fully mechanical 7 blade iris and shutter speed of up to 1/400th of a second. For the scale you are talking about I think we would want it to go slower (1/16th second should be plenty fast), and be made of metal…
…wait, now we are basically talking about a guillotine, maybe horizontal blind is the way to go.
The vinyls I use comes in two types, both of which we will be using tonight. One is an ‘intermediate’ which is good for indoor use and is cheaper, and the other is a ‘high performance’ which is suitable for outdoor use and vehicle graphics. The HP is guaranteed for 7 years, when installed to spec.
@pierre My understanding is that ABS shrinks more than PLA, and this is what causes the size differences when printing the same STL file using the different filaments. I believe PLA shrinks by about 0.1-0.2% where ABS is 0.4-0.8% This is also part of why ABS warps more than PLA.
@Grant-Fraser I think you’re confusing PVA with PLA. PVA (which is essentially white glue) can be washed away. PLA, is definitely not going to wash away.
I’m not aware if any filament shipped out with it, I assume it comes with one roll but I could be wrong. I think the minimum was 29$ USD for regular filament so I didn’t want to waste our budget since we can order some elsewhere for cheaper. The order slip doesn’t specify it, but you can double check @kile as I sent a copy of the bill to the email@example.com.
edit: Yeah @pierre is right on that, especially since it’s shipping out of Czech Republic.
@Vaughn@kile and Timo and all others that did the massive amount of work up the woodshop, It looks awesome! Thank you thank you thank you! I look forward to getting in there this week.
I just have one concern.
I just became aware of the details of this air conditioner last night. I had originally heard dust extractor. Which I was excited to hear that they had “thrown” in. Because we need one.
I think that having a good, safe, working saw up there is a good investment, absolutely. However, it seems to me like we were given a free saw, and somehow at the last minute we also bought an air conditioner ($500 + tax is about what we owe them). Which Is not what I expected.
If we want to collect dust, we want to be doing it at the tools first. Once that’s set up, adding a unit like that is a nice luxury add on. It makes no sense to have our primary dust collector hanging from the ceiling, to be making piles of sawdust at each tool, sweeping up the dust, and having that unit collect a tiny amount of dust by exchanging air. To boot, its a shitty chinese knock-off brand. I’ve bought some magnum hand tools, and they have literally, every single one, broken.
I understand that perhaps it was necessary to get a deal to make some amount of a purchase, but can we direct that precious money towards something that is actually urgently needed? A new mitre saw? A good size dust collector and cyclone with some abs to run around the room to collect the dust from the tools before it becomes airborn? A good router? A full kit of hand tools, multiples of each so we can teach classes? The classroom that is underfunded? Kiln room? Or that money buys a ton of plywood and bins for the storage mission so that you wouldn’t have to personally outlay.
I would like to declare that on this day, March 16, 2017, my Pachinko machine (circa 1980) achieved Singularity, after 36 years.
It is packed to the gills with gold-plated balls, oiled, lubed, well-hung and fully operational, courtesy @MIPS ! It has an amazing, one-of-a-kind, programmable LED light light rig and renewed original lighting system by @Ron_Ron! It has a sweet lasercut catchbox (outside the cabinet), and smooooth, lush lighting programme by @kile that nightlights our H4CKroom beautifully!
It is a show and conversation piece that punches waaay beyond its weight.