Friday, 16 Jun 2017 7:30 PM
We are ready to build something complicated.
Let’s make this: http://spin.media.mit.edu/build
This is our chance to try out and integrate a number of interesting technologies:
• 3D Printing
• CAD Software
• Mechanical Construction
• Stepper Motors
We will spend 1-2 more weeks putting together a fabricated turn table assembly.
A few of us are pooling money, parts, and time to create a turn table that is useful for:
• 3d scanning
• Rotating paintings, pottery, and sculptures
• Growing plants symmetrically near the window
And who knows what else?
This is our most advanced group assembly project yet. For now we are pooling money ($35 or less) here:
As well as materials (stepper motor, Arduino, motor shield, etc.)
We will also use this meeting to plan some group priorities. We will also start planning projects for our booth at Escape Velocity, put on by the Museum of Science Fiction. Also, come out to get our first preview of the FPGA development board our community is designing.
Find us in our new location:
Red Brick Courthouse
29 Courthouse Square
Rockville, MD 20850
We are on the second floor (take the elevator).
From the main entrance, go to the end of the hall. Take the elevator on the left. We will be on the second floor. Note, use only the elevator, and not the stairs which have alarms.
This is walking distance from downtown Rockville, and only 6 minutes walking from the Rockville Metro Station!!
Parking is abundant around the area, and you should find a lot or garage that is free after-hours using this website:
If you’re willing to pay $4 for close-in parking, go to the garage diagonally opposite the Red Brick Courthouse, with the entrance on Maryland Avenue.
Our members had success parking for free at the lot –
11 N Washington St.
This lot is on the same street as the main entrance to the Red Brick Court House. This garage has tight turns in it. It is the alley immediately behind the green M&T Bank sign and before the main intersection as shown here:
Here is a useful map for finding this garage – http://bit.ly/2pUkW1d
A thank you goes to:
Montgomery County’s Innovation Program
for providing space access.
We look forward to seeing you at this event. If you need help finding the room, please call 301-944-2862.
Upcoming meetings include:
Introduction to drones – fly for entertainment, or for science!
After this, maybe we should build a 3D printed drone?
• Facial recognition based locks – keys are overrated
• Swarm robots – the sum is greater than the parts! How far can we push simple robots to do complex things?
• Youth-focused maker events – children are more empowered than ever. They can teach us a thing or two.
Come out to learn how to participate, how to get your ideas made, and how to find help for your projects! We have experts in 3D printing, electronics, design, and more. We are a diverse crew of people, with interesting experiences and passions.
Be part of the movement. Come out and help your local MakerSpace.
We help make prototypes! We take your idea to the next level. Join a culture of collaboration. As always, we have Open Lab, where you can tinker on your project.
Experience our weekly Friday night MakerSpace meetings. All are welcome to hack/build, network, and collaborate at these events.
Discover, learn, and work together on:
• Internet of Things (IoT)
• 3D Printing or Micro-production
• Microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc..
• Big Data and Sensors
• Computer Science
• Technology Entrepreneurship
Learn a new skill, get help, and offer help.
If you are working on a project then bring your own equipment and supplies.
We accept donations of: soldering stations, 3D printers, microcontrollers/programmers, motors, parts, and other tools.