The presentation demonstrated how to roll out clay, and many tools used to create designs and textures. It drew quite a crowd!!
The class taught the basics of using a jewelry saw to cut shapes and patterns out of metal sheets.
Our students were hard at work!
We had a great turnout for session 2 on April 30, and boy were these kids enthusiastic!
Our free training class for members allowed makers and novices alike to become experienced with our table saw, band saw, jointer, surface planer, scroll saw, disk sander and drill press. Wow!
April 30 Woodworking training
Much thanks to all of our generous donors, members and guests alike!
We have received a very exciting donation to our machine shop! The Bridgeport milling machine is a very significant piece of machinery in the world of manufacturing. This is because of its versatility. It can, and has, for decades performed a variety of tasks with amazing precision!
The Bridgeport, or simply, “Mill” as it is often referred, has a digital reader to aid in precise work. It can cut metal, including steel as well as plastic and wood with extreme accuracy. The Mill can be used to create brackets to mount such things as tools, fishing rods, and racks, and is often used in the manufacture of automobiles.
Eastman Kodak has used Bridgeport Mills to build cameras. Stay tuned for more news on the newest addition to our machine shop!
America’s Greatest Makers is a new TV show where makers work in teams to invent game-changing technology all for a chance at a $1 million prize!!
The season premiere is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 at 9:00pm ET/PT.
Who knows? If you enter, all your creative enginuity may really pay off!
Of course, watching will probably be pretty inspiring and a lot of fun too.
It was awesome! Check out what our creative students made, and don’t forget to sign up for the next one!!!
Join us for a series of three beginner Arduino classes! Participants in this series of three classes will leave with an Arduino Uno starter kit, knowledge of basic electronic principles & components, and a simple, working circuit of their own design. All classes will be held on Saturdays at 1:00-4:00 pm. Please sign up for each session separately.
Sign up for Part 1, held on Saturday, February 13. In this class, you’ll learn some basic electronics, have an introduction to Arduino, do some hands on with breadboarding circuits using each kit component individually, start thinking about your circuit design, and obtain your Arduino Starter Kit.
Sign up for Part 2, held on Saturday, February 20. We’ll do a brief recap and then students will build a circuit that uses combinations of components. You’ll also present personal circuit ideas and and get feedback for your idea while providing other students with input on their ideas.
Sign up for Part 3, held on Saturday, February 27. We’ll again do a recap, then you’ll work on your personal circuits with the help of the instructor. We’ll wrap up by providing future learning material resources and contact info.
Your instructor for this series of classes is Mike Thomas, an RIT grad and Electrical Engineer who is currently working as a hardware design engineer for Bosch Security Systems.