EMS Nearspace Balloon a Success!

Over the last several months, a group of EMS members have been working on a nearspace balloon. What is a nearspace balloon? You can think of it as a sort of poor man’s satellite. Of course it would be fun and geeky to design our own satellite, but that would be very expensive. The next…

An Upcycled Soda Can turned into a Pinwheel

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…

Now with More Filaments!

Last night, Austin and Bob built a filament holder for our 3D printing station. It holds four spools of filament at the ready, and it is expandable to six spools. Rick’s MakerBot is directly under the spools. Mark’s PrintrBot is offscreen to the right. Many thanks to Rick and Mark for making these printers available…