Maker Meeting February 2, 2021

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GPS Map Data Reduction – Phase 3

  • MACE shared the current step of the GPS Data Map reduction and the resulting differences based on methods utilized. RDP

3D Printing Projects

  • 3D Printing Projects were shared and some methodologies explained.

Next Step Up for CAD Design Software ?

  • The question as to what software platform is the best next step after TinkerCad was proposed.

Animal Bioacoustics

  •  cross-disciplinary science that combines biology and acoustics
  • AudioMoth – Andrew shared the device that can sit outside and record bird and other animal sounds. Tune in later at an upcoming meeting to hear actual animal sounds recorded.

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Maker Meeting January 26, 2021

Check out the January 26, 2021 Workshop 88 Maker Meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6PLhZxu954

  • Gail shared their overview of the video game Stardew Valley and couldn’t help but compare it to Animal Crossing New Horizon.

Workshop 88 is a makerspace in Glen Ellyn Illinois. We are more than a workshop, we are a growing community of creative talented people who aspire to learn and share knowledge, experiences, and projects.

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Maker Meeting January 19, 2021

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Excel Tips and Tricks

Designing a Case for Anemometer

Part 2 of GPS Data on Google Earth

  • https://youtu.be/j170OVP-4oc?t=2440
  • Mace provided an update of the Google Earth Map data point project.
  • Questions addressed: How much data do you really need? What produces the best looking chart? How do you determine which of the data can be excluded? Every 5th element, every 100th?

Workshop 88 is a makerspace in Glen Ellyn Illinois. We are more than a workshop, we are a growing community of creative talented people who aspire to learn and share knowledge, experiences, and projects.

Join us! To become a member join at Workshop88 or you can help us continue to share our projects and activities by supporting us via Patreon.

Never miss a tip or project! Follow our blog at www.Workshop88.com, subscribe to Workshop88’s YouTube channel, like us on Facebook, follow us Twitter and join or support our maker community by contributing to Workshop88 on Patreon!

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Maker Meeting January 12, 2021

Check out the January 12, 2021 Workshop 88 Maker Meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwsqs3ZTS8k

Mapping out GPS Data

Bending Methods

Making Puzzles

General Discussions

  • Video timestamp 1:08:22 https://youtu.be/uwsqs3ZTS8k?t=4102
  • Staples of our home workshop
  • Drone Pilot
  • Methods of etching glass with laser cutter
  • Taking apart an LED lightbulb
  • 3D Printed Tally system case (more details coming later)

Workshop 88 is a makerspace in Glen Ellyn Illinois. We are more than a workshop, we are a growing community of creative talented people who aspire to learn and share knowledge, experiences, and projects.

Join us! To become a member join at Workshop88 or you can help us continue to share our projects and activities by supporting us via Patreon.

Never miss a tip or project! Follow our blog at www.Workshop88.com, subscribe to Workshop88’s YouTube channel, like us on Facebook, follow us Twitter and join or support our maker community by contributing to Workshop88 on Patreon!

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Maker Meeting January 5, 2021

Check out the January 5, 2021 Workshop 88 Maker Meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNM2QFJ2zGw&t=15s


Workshop 88 is a makerspace in Glen Ellyn Illinois. We are more than a workshop, we are a growing community of creative talented people who aspire to learn and share knowledge, experiences, and projects.

Join us! To become a member join at Workshop88 or you can help us continue to share our projects and activities by supporting us via Patreon.

Never miss a tip or project! Follow our blog at www.Workshop88.com, subscribe to Workshop88’s YouTube channel, like us on Facebook, follow us Twitter and join or support our maker community by contributing to Workshop88 on Patreon!

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Maker Meeting December 29, 2020

Check out the December 29, 2020 Workshop 88 Maker Meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6PLhZxu954

For details (including recipes and pictures) see details on the December 29 Workshop 88 Maker Meeting page:
http://blog.workshop88.com/maker-meeting-december-29-2020-detail/

We have great things planned for the first meeting in 2021 including the design, machining, and construction of Tom’s spring loaded engraver and a considerable discussion on the topic of organization!


Workshop 88 is a makerspace in Glen Ellyn Illinois. We are more than a workshop, we are a growing community of creative talented people who aspire to learn and share knowledge, experiences, and projects.

Join us! To become a member join at Workshop88 or you can help us continue to share our projects and activities by supporting us via Patreon.

Never miss a tip or project! Follow our blog at www.Workshop88.com, subscribe to Workshop88’s YouTube channel, like us on Facebook, follow us Twitter and join or support our maker community by contributing to Workshop88 on Patreon!

To find out about upcoming events follow Workshop88 on Meetup.
Have a question? email us at info@Workshop88.com

Maker Meeting December 22, 2020

Check out the December 22, 2020 Workshop 88 Maker Meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_iZNCfRGe8

This week’s episode featured:

More details and links can be found on the December 22, 2020 Maker Meeting Workshop 88 page.


Workshop 88 is a makerspace in Glen Ellyn Illinois. We are more than a workshop, we are a growing community of creative talented people who aspire to learn and share knowledge, experiences, and projects.

Join us! To become a member join at Workshop88 or you can help us continue to share our projects and activities by supporting us via Patreon.

Never miss a tip or project! Follow our blog at www.Workshop88.com, subscribe to Workshop88’s YouTube channel, like us on Facebook, follow us Twitter and join or support our maker community by contributing to Workshop88 on Patreon!

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Member project – 3D printer nozzle cleaner

Nozzle cleaner for 3D printers

Did you know that Workshop 88 members have several of their original designs shared on Thingiverse?

This is a nozzle-cleaning tool that Workshop 88 member, GailJo has shared on Thingiverse and we make use of at Workshop 88. This was one of the tools featured in last week’s Maker Meeting discussion.

See the tool described here, starting at 13 minutes in:

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New member special for December/January!

Special deal for the end of the year - 4 months of membership for $150
(Deal open to all new members or returning members who have not been a member for more than 3 months.)

Are you a maker living in DuPage county, IL or anywhere close to Glen Ellyn and interested in a Workshop 88 membership? We are running a special deal for the months of December and January – 4 months of membership for $150! This is like getting an entire month for free!

What do you get with your membership? Plenty!

  • 24/7 access to the workshop and all tools (following our COVID safety protocols)
  • Access to our slack workspace
  • Invitations to members-only zoom meetings
  • Free registration for classes (when offered)

This makes a great gift for the holidays! Or maybe you’re looking to kickstart your New Year’s resolution to do more making – learning about 3D printing, electronics, laser cutting, metal working, wood working, or anything else that you can dream of doing with us!

Contact us by email to take advantage of this deal: info@workshop88.com