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…

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EMS Kickstarter Panel Video

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…

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Stairwiderer

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:            …

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EMS Kickstarter Panel at the Downtown Library

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…

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