The vinyl cutter is now cutting accurately! Here is a video of the first cut that it made:
And here’s the result of the cut:
We’ll be scheduling more arduino classes real soon. Keep your eye out for these classes. And be ready to bring your ideas to Workshop 88 so we can build something together!
Workshop 88 is going to be at the Mini Maker Faire in Evanston on Sunday, August 5th! Tickets are now available for ordering on the MMF webpage. See you there!
One of our new members, Jay Kinzie, brought in a few of the things he’s working on: a raspberry pi hooked up to a lapdock and a few RC cars built out of LEGO Mindstorms.
|From Workshop 88 – Learn to Solder|
Last night’s Learn to solder class was really great! Thanks goes out to Eric for showing us his best tips and tricks for soldering and desoldering.
What class or workshop would you like to see at Workshop 88? Let us know!
|From Workshop 88|
At last week’s meeting, our expert in all things CNC, Branden, was around for the last meeting before his move to Boston. (We will miss you, Branden!!) He was, however, kind enough to show us how to work the LinuxCNC distro software in order to get our Shapeoko running when we get the parts. (See the above video.) We are expecting the parts to arrive in the next two weeks. Very soon we will be milling parts! What will you make with the CNC router?
|Workshop 88 decals (click photo to see all decals)|
I was at the Museum of Science and Industry this past weekend volunteering at the Fab Lab, and I learned how to use their vinyl cutter. I made four different decals of the Workshop 88 logo. One is a transparent decal, one is a bumper-sticker-style decal with a white background, and the other two are just logo decals on white that need to be cut out.
We’re looking to be getting a vinyl cutter at Workshop 88 very soon! What will you make with it?
Summer is nearly upon us and we’re making plans for events at Workshop 88. We’d like to hear from you! Here’s how you can contact us:
If you don’t use any of these services you can always shoot an email to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.
Drop in our Public Meetings every Thursday night at 7:00 pm in downtown Glen Ellyn, IL.
We had a great time at the recent Mini Maker Faire in Chicago this past weekend. It was so great to see so many awesome projects going on and all the excitement for making and building things in the Chicago area. We can’t wait to participate in another event like this one!
Are you a maker/hacker/tinkerer/crafter or otherwise curious about learning more about doing things with us?
Check out our public meetings: they are always free and open to all on Thursday evenings. We start officially at 7:30 pm, but there is almost always a member at the space by 6:30 if you’d like to come early and get to know us. Bring a project and show us what you’re making!
We are not the only hackerspace in the Chicago area that is working on a kickstarter campaign. After you’ve signed up for the Hackerspaces in Space Challenge and pledged to the kicketarter, you should check this out:
Some of the guys over at nearby Pumping Station: One have a kickstarter that is a about halfway done. They call their project the “Power Wheels Racing Series”. What they do is encourage makers to trick out Power Wheelst toys into souped up racing machines. Then, the makers all get together and race them for pride and glory. Support our neighbors to the east!