August 2nd, 2014 by danbackslide
Time for a couple of updates:
The lobby is closed for now
The floor in the lobby was painted and sealed on Friday. The sealer will need at least the weekend to cure, and possibly longer than that. So, until further notice, the front door is locked and the lobby is off limits. Don’t even think about trying to go in there! You can get into the shop through the yellow metal shop door, or the dock door if it’s open.
To stave off your curiosity, here are a couple of teaser pics (taken before the floor was painted):
Scanning Electron Awesomescope!
This morning I met up with the SEM’s former caretaker, and he fixed a couple of mistakes we made while setting it up. Then he showed me how it works. So we now have a functioning scanning electron microscope!
That said, please don’t try to run the SEM without first being shown how it works. It’s a complex scientific instrument, easy to break if you don’t know what you’re doing. We’ll will be working out the training details, and there may be a SEM party somewhere in the near future.
Here are a few photos for you to drool over in the meantime:
A speck of unknown origin
Inclusions in a piece of cast iron
Not a leaf — it’s more cast iron
December 2nd, 2013 by SLSolarz
CNC-cut chair by Pete.
ATTENTION EVERYONE: The Hack Factory will be a stop on the Seward Winter Frolic Art Crawl. We want YOU to come display your cool projects, teach people skills as you work on a project, etc.
The Winter Art Crawl is THIS WEEKEND, December 7 & 8 (Sat, 10am-5pm and Sun, 12-5pm). We advertised our stop in City Pages so we can expect a good turnout. This is an important opportunity for us to show off the space and to promote Twin Cities Maker.
To learn more about the Art Crawl, go to sewardarts.org. To participate in or volunteer for the event email Susan at email@example.com.
November 18th, 2013 by Nemesis
Ask not what TC Maker can do for you, but what you can do for TC Maker!
“What can I do for TC Maker?” you ask….
Here is the link:
I need for each and every one of you to go give this awesome design all 5’s, every single day, from now until December 12th. Yes, you can (and should) vote every day.
Here is the link, again:
People put in a lot of hours on this. I make a complete fool of myself. At the end of the day, none of us are making any money on this. What more do you want?
What you want is for us to win the grand prize of $10,000, with all money being donated to Twin Cities Maker. This is your maker space and you want some new toys in it! Think of all the stuff that 10 G-notes could buy! A few of us did this challenge as labor of love for a shot at giving back to a community that has given each of us so much. It is your turn to help us out. Go vote.
September 25th, 2013 by SLSolarz
A worker in downtown St. Paul takes a break on my bench during the September, 2013 display.
Hey thanks for checking out my blog!
MPR aired a nice story today on the bench but cut out all 3 of my mentions of Twin Cities Maker at the Hack Factory. Kind of a bummer.
At least in this short TPT piece you can see the back of my Twin Cities Maker T-shirt!