Board Meeting Synopsis
Board Meeting Synopsis
To help get us started in the Instructables community, I have three pro memberships to give away. These memberships provided a higher level of access to the site and normally cost $23/year. I'm giving these away to the first 3 members who post a new project on the instructables site. Instructables does a lot to help support makerspace including providing tools, equipment and supplies for build nights and other events. The instructables can be on any kind of project, from food to robotics.
The awesome website, Instrucables (http://www.instructables.com - Owened by Autodesk) is a long time friend of the maker movement. They have been sponsoring "build nights" for awhile now. Spaces that participate are sent parts and supplies provided by a sponsor, and fun ensues. In order for us to participate, there must be at least 5 instructables posted on the site by members of Making Awesome. How about it? Do we have members who have posted to the site. Do you have a project that belongs on the site?
This is a MeetUp for people who are doing 3D printing, or for those who are interested in learning about this fascinating technology. Bring your favorite prints, and if your printer is easy to transport, bring it too. We'll have our new LulzBot and our sweet little Printrbot going. If we get a few printers to show up, we can race them.
It's Monday, June 15th, at 6PM. Making Awesome is located at 1009 Commercial Drive in Railroad Square.
The Lulzbot will be away from Making Awesome this Saturday. I'll be showing it off and talking about Making Awesome at the Providence Community Day in the Providence neighborhood. It's between Lake Bradford Road and the FSU Dairy Farm. If you'd like to be part of the away team for this event, please contact me.
Can you identify each of the parts of the milling machine in the illustration above?
I've been teaching myself a little bit about the milling machines in the metal shop. One of the things I've learned is how easy it is to damage a milling bit. Like most members, I keep my own set of drill bits and a few other special tools at the space, or bring them with me. I'm going to start doing the same with milling bits. They are available a lot of places, but I'm giving inventables.com a try. They are friends of the maker movement and doing good work.
The Tallahassee Strategy Group will be meeting at Making Awesome on Tuesday, May 26th at 5:30 PM. I've been to a couple of this group's meetings in the past. It's an interesting collection of people and often includes community leaders. The group meets monthly and has a discussion regarding Business, Technology, and Finance located in the Tallahassee Area.
This past Sunday there was an auction of the contents of the House of Plywood building in Railroad Square. The iconic building is being razed to make room for something shiny. I scored a truckload of stuff and have donated two collections of hardware to the space. The first is a set of 14 boxes of small miscellaneous but sorted hardware. The boxes are on top of the hardware cabinet in the woodshop. The second collection is in red wall-mount boxes, unsorted, and ready for someone to go through it, sort and/or recycle.
The art installation, Electric Eyes, is coming down after First Friday. The installation was created by nerdfolkartist Stephen Thompson and is moving to a new home. Stephen will be at the space this Friday talking about his work.