• RE: The 100th Hack - Wednesday, May 17th to Wednesday, May 24th 2017

    This is also a good time to reach out to groups, people and companies to set up demos. Networking on many levels. What ever it may be. Anything from VR to 3d printers…

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  • RE: Morse Code Shutterlight Suitcase - Makers wanted.

    @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.

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  • RE: Morse Code Shutterlight Suitcase - Makers wanted.

    OK, awesome sauce already. I agree the iris wont work for this (I just love that thing, though - great work, @Krankin ).

    Again, I want a simple interface that allows a non-tech person to type in a message, press enter, and that message begins to broadcast morse code through the actuated shutter.

    I very much like the physical shutter, the sound it makes and the mechanical nature of it - I realize we could just make a huge flashlight and turn it on and off, but I don’t want that - I want to make a weird, almost steam-punkish suitcase that has the gack inside and the shutter attached to one wall. And it has to be durable.

    Im going to draw something for it…

    THANK YOU for your great input so far.

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  • RE: Singer 251-3 Sewing machine.

    @Lawrence you have my number. I can come down Sunday morning if that’s what it takes.

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  • RE: Vinyl Cutting 101 Thurs. March 23 7-9

    @derpko actually that is incorrect.

    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.

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  • RE: Vinyl Cutting 101 Thurs. March 23 7-9

    @derpko, I’m under the impression most of the vinyl Vaughn deals with is high grade and suitable for exterior signage. Vehicles I’m not sure of (on second thought there is a decal that Vaughn cut on his truck, pretty sure the same decal has been there 5 years at least).

    I have Heard @Vaughn talk about how to recognize different grades of vinyl by appearance before. I am sure it will get covered

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  • RE: Members Meeting - Sunday March 19 2017 6pm-8pm

    @Torren, awesome I will vouch for you. I’ll be making up a post for the next meeting and proposed agenda soon. We will make sure that is at the top.

    Should happen on a Sunday in Mid April

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  • RE: Vinyl Cutting 101 Thurs. March 23 7-9

    @GottaBeKD182

    The vinyl @Vaughn has for the workshop isn’t necessarily up to par with the quality needed to resist certain weather conditions as well as time. You need a nice quality vinyl for it to last, don’t get me wrong it will probably last for a little bit, but ultimately will need to changed within a couple months for sure.

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  • RE: Morse Code Shutterlight Suitcase - Makers wanted.

    @Vaughn Pierra has some good points about the Iris maybe not being the fastest for this sort of thing, and the bigger the iris, the slower it’s open/closing time will be. I am currently working on another shutter system that might work a little better and still be a unique and cool shutter mechanism. Although if you are wanting a purely efficient mechanism, It will be hard to beat the Venetian blind style.

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