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MakeHartford Public Night + Show n Tell

This is a special edition of the MakeHartford Public Nights, which are normally unscripted non-agenda meetings. On the first Wednesday of each month, however, we host a Show n Tell event and do things a little differently.

This night is still a great time to come in, see the space, and meet other members of our maker community. You can still work in the space and use equipment without being a member (assuming you have completed the required safety classes). However, you can also sign up to show your latest creation to collect feedback, pitch an idea, or just show off.

Projects do not need to be completed (or even started) in order to be shown. Sometimes issues arise even before fabrication / construction begins. You may bring the same project to the space again and again for additional feedback if needed.

As a presenter you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about your idea. We ask that all presentations be under 15 minutes, including questions and feedback. If you need more time please let us know ahead of time so we can schedule appropriately.

We will be meeting in the classroom which has an HD TV, projector, wifi, and white boards. Please let us know if you need additional AV requirements before the event so we can ensure that you have everything you need.

6pm - Public hours start with socializing and introductions.
7pm - Show n Tell begins.
We will stay open until 8pm, until everyone who has brought something has received feedback, or as late as people want to keep working - which has meant midnight on some occasions.

30 Arbor Street
Hartford, Ct

We're in the basement. Make a U turn off the elevator and go left.
Follow the sound. We'll have signs up.

We're still in the process of opening so pardon our appearance.
See you there!

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  • Kevin M.

    It was great to see people, chat, share ideas , and do more work on the CNC router. The router needs a bracket to hold the cutting head on the gantry. Once we have the bracket made and installed, we will be ready to work on the cutting head and the controller. We want to raise $150 to buy the latest version of the controller software. If 10 people donate $15, we can get the device online. DaveR and I will make the first two donations, which means wo need. 8 more contributers. Any volunteers?

    June 4, 2014

  • Margo L.

    Really fascinating breadth of items and discussion tonight, from leather sewing tips to soldering to moulding armatures to low-cost hydroponic towers that could go to Mars!

    June 4, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    I will bring in Legolas again. I like getting the practice manipulating him.

    I will bring a trivial monster clay model I did to test making two-part plaster molds, the two-part plaster mold I made, and castings from it that I made using machinable wax and neoprene rubber. Neoprene looks like a fun medium to play with. I am interested in it for making upper heads, but it has a LOT more potential for making things. If I remember, I will bring along some liquid neoprene and demonstrate slump casting.

    We will also do some final mechanical work on the CNS router in preparation for working on the software to get it online and operational. Photos and details of the CNC router will be posted after the meeting.

    June 3, 2014

  • Kevin M.

    I will bring along my Legolas marionette again. This Wednesday we took apart the mechanical parts of the 3-axis CNC machine to do some repairs in preparation to getting it online. One axis needs some minor work on the threaded shaft coupling to the motor. It is likely that we will continue tinkering with it next week if anyone is interested in helping out/learning about the mechanical components of the device.

    2 · May 29, 2014

    • Steve Y.

      Thanks for the update, Kevin.

      May 29, 2014

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