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Good news everybody! Snohomish County is now in phase three (3) and we can now start doing in person open houses again as long as we don't exceed 24 people in the building. Masks are required for those that are not fully vaccinated as well as social distancing. We look forward to seeing you.
Thursday night is "Open" time for all members in good standing come in and work, chat, and collaborate. It's usually mostly a social event but feel free to come in and work, just watch out for non-member tourist safety. Chas & Kelly host this weekly event, ask either for details.
Non-members, please feel free to come by for a tour, hang out, meet some fellow makers, and we will answer any questions you might have. Non-members are not allowed to operate or use any tools during this time; that includes both powered and non-powered. We require a basic safety course for all tool use, a signed waiver, and most importantly our insurance doesn't allow for it.
IMPORTANT: We can not guarantee we are open past 8PM, if it's a gloomy night and no one shows we will close early. Usually we are kicking people out at or after 9; but keep it in mind if you are arriving late.
PARKING: Parking fills up in the two spots we have in front of our suite. Before 5PM Park in the spots on the right before the building as you enter the driveway.
VISITORS: As you enter our suite please proceed upstairs. You must be escorted in the downstairs shop area.
We invite all to our online meeting of the Snohomish County Robotics Group. We meet at least once a month, almost always on the first Saturday of the month at 10 AM. (These meetings will be virtual until further notice.) Our group is sponsored by SnoCo Makers https://snocomakers.org/
Ignore the physical location that Meetup forces us to display-- THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY.
Refresh this page just before meeting time to get the URL for the virtual meeting.
In general, this meeting will include:
- Show 'n' tell
- General robotics discussion
- Technical presentation (on occasion)
Between meetings, please visit and participate in our web presence:
* http://robotics.snocomakers.org -- Our wiki with background and technical detail [currently being rebuilt due to spam pollution]
* https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/snoco-robotics -- Discussions (Google group)
* http://www.snocomakers.club/viewforum.php?f=15 Bulletin board - general robotics info that will be useful for quite a while
... if you get some nugget of value out of this meetup we hope you'll consider becoming a member of SnoCo Makers or donating to help us pay rent.
We'd love for you to put on a technical presentation. Please contact Don or Chas if you're willing.
What we'll do:
You're a wizard Harry! Now you just need to make a wand. We will be learning the very basics of using a lathe to turn wands. No experience with woodworking needed. Each participant will make at least one wand during the class depending on time and you will be authorized to use the wood lathes at the space.
We will cover:
Shaping (we will be using carbide tools as they are easier for the new turner)
Workshop Host: Richard Johnson
Max Class Size: 2
Please pay online here: https://snocomakers.wildapricot.org/event-4432631
Because of power tool use, 18+ years only please.
Vaccinated people only.
*Wands do not contain magic...it was inside you all along.
This is an intro to OnShape for those that are looking to get in to 3D design for the first time. This will be a slower paced class focusing on the absolute basics.
In this workshop,, we will go over:
- How to navigate the 3D space
- How to create a sketch
- How to create parameters
- How to create solids from the sketch
- How to export your designs for 3D printing or laser cutting
OnShape is a fast powerful browser based 3D design software. I have ran it succesfully on Windows,, Mac and Linux. Bring your laptop. If you don't have one,, let us know so we can provide one to borrow.
Before the workshop,, sign up at www.OnShape.com and request a free hobby account. Sign up to try the pro version,, then click on the hobby account.
SnoCo MakerSpace paid members: $35
Cash at the door is fine