Bridgeport Mill added to our Machine Shop!

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!

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America’s Greatest Makers – new show premiering on TBS!

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.

First day of Mosaics Class

1st day Intro Mosaics 3/5/16

1st day Intro Mosaics 3/5/16

Great class!

Valentine Pysanky egg class!

imageIt was awesome! Check out what our creative students made, and don’t  forget to sign up for the next one!!!

 

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Arduino Classes Coming in February

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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.

Copper Etching Class, 1/23

  1. Lots of creativity going on! Students learned about the computer programs involved in creating designs, and did some etching!

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Genesee-n-Ontario Model N-Gineers Meetup

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1/19/16 Meetup at Rochester Makerspace!

Laser Cutter and Engraver class

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Latest donation to the wood shop!

A Grizzly 6″ by 9″ belt sander has just been donated to the Makerspace! This will allow wood workers to create a lot more projects!  Some helpful makers who stopped by during our open house got it put together and set up in no time flat! Special thanks to them.

 

Our "new"  belt sander

Our “new” belt sander

Panavise – Holiday gift to the Makerspace!

Our own Ron Boucher has donated a Panavise to the Rochester Makerspace! It is a very well made vise designed for holding circuit boards and other delicate electronic items together while they are being assembled, repaired, etc.

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