For Marie’s birthday we made a custom pinata that closely resembled the printer from Office Space that got beatdown, if you aren’t familiar with Office Space or need a reminder of the printer beatdown
The first EMS Make-O-Rama was held last Saturday, Feb 23 from 11AM to 4PM. We had a good turn out. We had a good portion of our membership turn up to help out either by showing off projects or talking with visitors. We had a ton of snacks, drinks, pizza, and good conversations. A few…Details
The Eugene Public Library hosts events for young kids on Sunday afternoons. A few months back, Eugene Maker Space was invited to host one of these events at EPL. We accepted the offer and on February 3, 2013, six members from EMS went to the library to run the event.
The age group for these events is typically ages 3-7, plus parents of course. We thought that building and launching paper rockets would be a great event for this age group. It’s also relatively inexpensive for us to host since we already have two available rocket launchers and the rockets themselves are made from just computer paper and masking tape.Details
Eugene Maker Space Invites You to Visit
Make-O-Rama: “Tooling Up”
Our Semi-Annual Show & Tell/Open House
February 23, 2013
11:00 to 4:00
687 McKinley Street, Suite #2
www.eugenemakerspace.com for more information
Making awesome tools to make awesome stuff!
Come see what we’re building now:
Laser Cutters! Vacuum Tables! 3D Printers! Welding Booths!
Eugene Maker Space now has its name on the sign out front of the building. We are easier to find than ever before.
Open Hack Night was busy tonight. I did not catch what everyone was doing. I did catch that Michelle was gluing together a puzzle box, Ben and Kassie were installing Raspbian on their new Raspberry Pis, Celeste was prototyping an LED-illuminated yo-yo kit for girls to make, Taper was wiring up a circuit to drive…Details
This is a video of our cat with special dietary needs using her RFID feeder. It is made from an hacked cd-rom drive and an Arduino with a RFID reader attached. It also uses a PIR (Passive InfraRed) sensor to make sure it doesn’t close on the cat. It has actually saved us considerable money…Details
Austin shot this short video of James’ hexapod.
Austin gave me this video of my interactive LED diversion being interacted with.
There are a lot of cool Arduino projects floating around Eugene Maker Space. You can do a lot in a hurry with an Arduino, and programming is so easy it almost feels like cheating! Here are a couple simple projects I’ve done. I had less than a day to design and build this prototype from…Details