Tuesday marked the 1 year anniversary of the Omaha Maker Group, known internally as Founding Day. It signifies the first [large] meeting of Makers at Upstream Brewery where the Omaha Maker Group name was chosen. It wasn’t until later that we were legally organized, but that’s not the point. In honor of the somewhat momentous […]
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Tonight, I was on assignment for Brandon and the Makery Mendel again, this time drilling some really really tiny holes. These acorn nuts will be used as print heads to extrude the molten plastic on the almost-done Makery Mendel 3D printer. I started the process by holding the piece of allthread (Which has a shallow […]
Tonight, I did some prep work on a new EasyDriverÂ (on breadboard) that I ordered for an upcoming project. I mounted a 4-pin Molex Floppy connector for the motor output, and pin-headers reversed for breadboard mounting. I also milled the gear off of a scrap stepper motor and built a coupler to a fancy leadscrew I […]
Jason notes that I forgot to post a photo of the other Mendel parts I’ve been building for the MakeryMendel. Â Below are photos of a stainless steel heater tube (the one that I didn’t ruin by welding a drillbit to the inside) as well as the “order form” that Brandon sent me. His drawings aren’t […]
I’ve started to accumulate quite a heap of old smartphones, and would really like them to either get useful or get gone. It was my initial intent to “simply” hook one up as a networked webcam, and have it serve images via HTTP, not unlike the units sold by everyone from Axis to Panasonic. Â Sadly, […]
Well, as of today, the Omaha Maker Group officially has a space. Â Keys to the new digs were picked up tonight, and the preparation and move-in begins tomorrow. Â The first official meeting at the new space is on Tuesday, March 8th.
Head on over to the…