Bob’s laser cutter project


I haven’t posted here about the laser cutter in quite a while.

It’s coming along. I’m nearly done with the mechanical assembly and ready to start on wiring and electronics.  The gantry, the movable beam in the center of the picture, is installed.  The laser carriage, which rides on the gantry, is also installed.  The table has been installed for a while, though I’m going to replace the plastic eggcrate table surface with an aluminum eggcrate.


Open House Party Saturday

Our open house party is tomorrow from 11:00AM to 4:00PM at 687 McKinley St. Suite #2 in Eugene.  We will have projects to show and tell, soldering kits for people to learn soldering, food, and more!  If you’ve been looking for an excuse to finally come check out Eugene Maker Space to see what we…


Welding Booth!

Recently some EMS members have been learning to weld. Unfortunately, the shop hasn’t been very welder-friendly. We have the one welder but we really didn’t have a good place to weld. The only place we are able to plug in the welder is in the far back corner of the shop, and the only surfaces we…


Membership Drive

EMS will be having a membership drive on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00AM to 4:00PM.  We hope to make this event similar to our grand opening from last March.  We intend to have food, drink, fun projects, and activities for people to do.  Please mark your calendars and spread the word!  We want to try…


SPICE! Science Open House

The Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) held it’s second annual Science Open House event at the University of Oregon last Wednesday.  Eugene Maker Space member Mark set EMS up with a table at the event so we could represent our group in the community. Mark brought in his 3d printer and Rick…