What we're about

First off, we have an official website! -> http://squidwrench.org/

Squidwrench's mission is to promote the interaction of creative and technical people in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Squidwrench is a home-grown community of creative people. Our modes of creation encompass painting, composing and performing music, building high-tech toys, building low-tech toys, and probably a lot of other stuff, too. There is no limit to the problems people can solve, given the resources, the inclination, the assistance, and the inspiration. At Squidwrench, we hope to make all of those things available to our members, as well as to our local and global communities. People often find themselves constrained by a lack of space, tools, and manpower. It is also far more likely that people will come up with ideas and attempt to execute those ideas when they are surrounded by people who can encourage them and give them direction.

Squidwrench has weekly meetings in which our individual members do self-directed projects in the company of old (and new) friends. Think of it as tinkering in your basement on something, except now you're out of the house and talking to others that may even be able to help you!

Our weekly meetings usually don't have set topics or presenters, but when they do, these meetings are listed as special meetings so everyone knows what we will be doing that week.

Upcoming events (5+)

Weekly doing

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What is a Squidwrench weekly doing? It is our weekly meeting where you, the meeting-goer, bring a project you are currently working on, or interested in, researching, and you do/learn about/create/teach others/etc said project in the company of others. Pretty much, it's the tinkering you would be doing at home on your own, but now you're out doing it socially. Don't have a project? Come anyway!

Weekly doing

Studio 81

What is a Squidwrench weekly doing? It is our weekly meeting where you, the meeting-goer, bring a project you are currently working on, or interested in, researching, and you do/learn about/create/teach others/etc said project in the company of others. Pretty much, it's the tinkering you would be doing at home on your own, but now you're out doing it socially. Don't have a project? Come anyway!

Oscilloscope Kit Build with HVDN

Studio 81

Who? If you are a musician, maker, ham radio or electronics hobbyist of any level, learning how to use and build your own test equipment is a great reason to attend "Build It: Oscilloscope & Signal Source" The premier maker group of the Hudson Valley and a leading amateur radio club are the sponsors of this event. Squidwrench and HVDN will help pre-registered attendees assemble, test and learn about best practices and practical applications of the DSO150 Basic Oscilloscope and a co-developed signal source capable of generating test patterns and helpful applications when used with your brand new oscilloscope. What? The DSO150 basic oscilloscope is perfect for testing modern digital logic and audio related projects up to 200 kHz. With a partner, it's possible to assemble and test the oscilloscope in about 2-3 hours or less. The signal source can be assembled in less than 10 minutes. We will provide the kits, all tools and supplies needed to complete them, as well as guidance and assistance through the process. Of course, if you have a soldering iron and would like to use your own, feel free to bring it along! Please register at the eventbrite link below. Pre-registration is required to ensure there are enough kits for everyone plus a few extra for last minute registrants. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-it-oscilloscope-signal-source-tickets-53349617141

Weekly doing

Studio 81

What is a Squidwrench weekly doing? It is our weekly meeting where you, the meeting-goer, bring a project you are currently working on, or interested in, researching, and you do/learn about/create/teach others/etc said project in the company of others. Pretty much, it's the tinkering you would be doing at home on your own, but now you're out doing it socially. Don't have a project? Come anyway!

Past events (592)

Weekly doing

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