The Science Factory hosted the third annual Eugene Mini Maker Faire on June 7, 2014. Eugene Maker Space was there again making bracelets and soft circuits, as well as teaching people to solder. We also brought a bunch of member projects to show off. Team Low Earth Orbit setup their winning punkin’ chunker and…Details
Last weekend I stopped down at EMS to work on a quick project. I’ve seen soda/beer can art before but I’ve never made anything myself. My original idea was to build an airplane but I ultimately decided to go with a pinwheel for simplicity’s sake. I did some basic research by looking up pinwheels online…Details
For anyone interested who missed the announcement, the Raspberry Pi foundation has announced their new ‘Compute Module’. It’s a full Raspberry Pi in a formfactor very similar to a laptop memory card. All of the interfaces and power and everything is access via pins and it’s designed for people wanting logic in custom PCBs without…Details
On March 2, 2014 Eugene Maker Space held a Kickstarter Q&A panel. Four panelists had successfully funded Kickstarter projects and one panelist ultimately decided Kickstarter was not the right solution. Watch the video to learn more about their experiences with Kickstarter! I edited this video together for EMS using their footage. Panelists: Craig Godwin. http://lightdancellc.com…Details
I needed to quickly fabricate a device for letting me use my ladder sideways on the stairs. I wrote it up on one of my sites here if anyone is interested: For anyone in a hurry, here’s a pair of pics showing this simple method for solving this problem: It’s not complicated, it’s not going…Details
You’ve probably heard of Kickstarter, the world’s most popular platform for crowdfunding projects. EMS member, Mark Danburg-Wyld, first heard of it a couple of years ago, but didn’t back a campaign until a few months back. Here’s what Mark had to say about his experience: “It was so easy – when I opened the site, on…Details
On February 1, 2014, I (Rick) got together with another EMS member (Ellery) to build a modular Olympic Lifting Platform. The goal was to build a platform that could fit in our garage. The standard 8′ x 8′ size would be much too large, so we cut ours in half. The other problem is that…Details
Always awesome to link to fellow EMS members and their stories and use of the EugeneMakerSpace commons. Ben Hallert fellow EMS member and friend ( https://www.facebook.com/ben.hallert) posted this story to his Facebook feed a few days ago and I think it’s worth sharing it’s best use case story this year value for EMS membership. Ben’s story…Details
EMS Move/Space Committee Sat Jan 18th 1-3pm please please please, it’s never to late to attend and contribute.
On the calendar for Saturday Jan 18th is the Space Business Planning Committee meeting from 1-3pm. We have a counter offer from the site owner to discuss and hear back from planning committee members on income updates. Attend and be heard! Help EMS move to a new location!
The Doodle votes are in and THIS Saturday (Jan 4th 2014) is the first meeting of the Business Planning Committee. This group of people will ensure that EMS has the financial wherewithal to move into a bigger and more expensive place. We will do this by crafting a business plan with the following pillars (so…Details