Wednesday Night Roundup

December 17th, 2010 by otto_pjm

In an effort to capture an overview of the projects going on at the Hack Factory and introduce some of the TC Makers who have had less online exposure due to being more stuff than bits people here is the first of a likely irregular series of the Wednesday Night Roundup.

In no particular order here are some of the people and projects happening on Wednesday December 15th. ( I took lots of pictures, most were bad, and a fair portion completely unusable hopefully things will go better next time, similarly I’m easily distracted and the HF is known for having not only lots of shinny objects, but also squirrels, so my understanding of the details, or even the general idea of the projects maybe incorrect )

In the Classroom / Lounge area:

Steve was starting on
an Arduino project
using input from a pneumatic ,
or perhaps hydraulic sensor.
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Jim was also
working on an
Arduino project,
he had mouse positional
information controlling
a servo with some high
tech coat hanger
apparatuses attached
to it.

The goal as I understand it
is to use visual feedback
to allow the servo to balance
the contraption.

Jims servo balancing thing

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Michael,
 was putting the Makers friend,
 duct tape to use,
 while trying to maintain his usual level of sophistication.
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In the wood working area:

John showed us his latest scoop from ABC Electronics, a new Z axis slide

John was also working on part of his "turning Japanese" collection of fine woodworking, stayed tuned for John's class!

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In the Metal Working area:

David was experimenting with using the CNC to customize his beer cases, and then he got urge to try some fire.

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Bil was working on some puppetry mechanicisms.

Bil was also making some universal clamps out of some parts from AxeMan and a router table jig.

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If any of this looks interesting we encourage you to stop by,
for the Wednesday Open House, every Wednesday from 7-10
at the Hack Factory. I'm trying to get some of the folks with
interesting projects to write them up either here or on the
forums and share their passions and experience.
Feel free to leave comments and encourage them.
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