It’s been a bit quiet around on the blog this summer, but that’s mostly because we’ve been pretty busy. I thought I’d put up an update on what’s been going on around the space.
We’re always out at the space on Thursday nights for our public meeting, so drop on by! We had a lot of fun last week playing with some Tormach stepper drivers that Tom M. brought in, but every week brings something new and exciting.
We’ve been doing a lot with libraries all over the burbs. You might remember this thing that we built for Glen Ellyn Public Library back in May. In addition to that, we also do a lot of classes and DIY fairs.
This summer, we ran events at Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn, Indian Trails, Winfield, Lisle, Addison, and at Lake Park High School. We’ve got even more events coming up in the next few months, at the libraries I mentioned before as well as Roselle and St. Charles.
Improving the space!
We’re currently updating the back room, with the front room next on the list. There’s been a lot of great discussion about what to do with the front room, and we’ve got a team working on getting it all done.
Paul R. did a bunch of work to rehab Prof. Braino’s Enco mill, and it is now up and running. We’re going to be offering a class to members this summer to get them up to speed on how to use the mill.
We’ve been a bit lax in getting classes scheduled, and we’re trying to address that. We have a bunch of classes scheduled this summer, so check back for scheduling details once they’re announced. Next up on the list are Electronics 101 and Basic Networking, both this July.
We’ve got a bunch of other topics coming up, here’s a condensed list:
- 3D Printing
- CNC Machining with Shapeoko
- Networking Basics
- Running the Lathe
- Linux Basics
- Cloud Computing
- HAMP (see this for more info)
- Intro to Hadoop
- Running the Mill
- Using the RPi GPIOs
- Arduino 101
- Arduino Music
Let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’ve got requests for other classes, we’ll see what we can do about getting them scheduled!
- Another makerspace serving the Chicago suburbs!
- Audible Donation Box
- Revamping Workshop 88
- 3D printing demos with our Cupcake
- IOLab: The Pocket Physics Lab
- Tesla Coil Parts Built at W88
- Bart Dring talks LinuxCNC and BeagleBone Black
- Upcycled LCD Entertainment Center… and Paper Elephants
- How Many Hackers Does It Take To Change an Electric Rose?