We had a party at Jerry’s this week. Jerry, Dom, John, Jim Rice and Barb showed up. Ray & Conner, friends of Jerry’s, were there too. Ray has volunteered to lead the paint and body work on the bus. Hooray. He brought a sandblaster to investigate the large linear cracks. Good news, they appear to [...]
February was so much fun! We had a spot on Pure Data class, and a workshop on etching that turned into a basic Eagle CAD class as well. So I even put up a library for Eagle! Then the craziness at the SWE expo! Goodness, I thought Danielle and I could handle it, but I [...]
Good times on the 20th with the bus:
confirmed master brake cylinder is good confirmed inside panels are rotted and need to be removed. Screws holding the panels are rusted and hard to remove. We soaked them with Pb blaster and will try again next week. removed more seats to get at inside panels painted [...]
The bus motor controller has arrived!!! Dom posted a picture last night on Facebook. Check it out. Oh, the brake cylinder came too.
Jeremiah, Dom and Barb went out last night to see it all and be amazed. We were beginning to think that the controller was a fictional creature. It was that hard to [...]
On Open Hack Night we welcome everybody, members and non-members alike, to chat, build, see the space, and show off their wares.
Open Hack Night is every other Monday. If you [...]
What a year 2013 was, and 2014 is looking like it’s going to be even busier!
January has come to a close. We had an ABC’s of Electronics class that apparently left people wanting more; we won’t leave you hanging. A series of electronics classes are in the works. We began the process of providing [...]
Local maker, musician, artist, and educator John Harrison will be teaching a course on visual programming for realtime audio/video manipulation with Pure Data on February 1st from 1 to 4pm at MakeICT.
Pure Data is unlike any computer language you already know. Instead of writing lines of code, you will describe relationships [...]
The next Bus Thursday will be Thursday February 6, 2014; 6 pm at Jeremiah’s.
Jeremiah, Dom and Barbara met to look over the bus. We took a look at the connector that John asked about. There is one installed and one extra. We suspect the extra one is not functioning. The picture with all the [...]
What, who what? Bus Meeting Thursday Dec 19, 6:30PM MakeICT (924 W. Douglas) Synopsis:
We have some great ideas for our electric microbus. And, through the cosmic randomness of our mystical, magical universe, some great opportunities for it have come up right now. Let’s get rolling, people!
In tonight’s meeting, we’ll review ideas for [...]