Huge thanks to Orbit Plastics for donating their Autotran pad printing line! This machine is capable of printing all sorts of graphics onto just about any item you can think of. Its a wonderful machine and we look forward to getting it working.
This weekend on May 5th in Simsbury Connecticut the Simsbury Public Library will be holding a mini Maker Faire!
Folks will be exhibiting crafting, mechanical, and other skills for your edification. Along with Tom and Chris from NESIT who will be bringing along machines to demonstrate and possibly a bit of science.
Wesleyan is sponsoring a free cinema puppetry workshop put on by the touring group Manual Cinema for high school students. Space is limited but they’re looking for local students interested in the subject to sign up. Please see the attached flyer for all the details.
The workshop will be on Saturday, February 24th from 11am to 1pm at the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. To register, visit www.wesleyan.edu/boxoffice (select: Workshop) or call 860-685-3355.
At the NESIT Makerspace (in lovely downtown Meriden, CT in the 290 Pratt St. Building) there’s a Zeus 3D Printer. As it’s not always obvious how to use it Dave R. has created a video on the subject.
We’ve also added the video to a section of the website we’re entitling Hardware at the NESIT Makerspace And How to Use It.
NESIT members Cobey and Tom recently got a TRS-80 off life support and back into running shape. Challenges in the endeavor included getting the odd matrix keyboard going, adding in a pull switch to turn the monitor on and off, and replacing rotted belts on a tape cassette drive.
And it works! It’s been burbling and chattering away, drawing things on the screen, and threatening to break the ancient cassettes at any moment. Stop NESIT Makerspace in Meriden, Connecticut to check out this marvel of the ancient world.
NESIT is holding our bi-weekly open house. Stop by and check out what everyone’s working on. Or just say Hi!
Chris will be bringing in the Monoprice Maker Select Mini to see if some of it’s design defects can be repaired. The Mini appears to have a couple of serious deficiencies in power cable movement and belt tension that should be easy to fix. Find out more about it at MPSelectMini.com
We’ll be open for our Maker Monday open house this October 23rd. Why not stop by the NESIT Makerspace at 290 Pratt St. Meriden, Connecticut and say “hi”!
Things are picking back up from the summer months. We just got in a collection of of classical computer equipment to put on display (thanks Bill!) and will be sorting it out over the next couple of weeks. Maybe Cobey will even write up a neat demo to run on one of the C64s or ZX Spectrum era computers!
NESIT will be open for our Monday Maker night in Meriden, Connecticut at the NESIT Makerspace. Drop in and see what’s going on.
With Halloween coming up it’s an excellent time to make a mask on one of our 3D printers. The ballroom mask featured above was printed in MakerGeeks Fossil Gray PLA for a clay look. You’ll notice green highlights which glow in the dark and fluoresce under blacklight.