Building an Olympic Lifting Platform

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…

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Ben Hallert does not set EMS on fire or how he changed his brakes.

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…

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Punkin’ Chunkin’ Results

On November 23, 2013, Eugene Maker Space held its first ever punkin’ chunkin’ competition at The Science Factory!  It was such a fun event with a fantastic turn out.  We had five teams enter the pumpkin chunking contest, with a 6th last minute entry.  The last entry was a much smaller machine that threw apples…

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First Annual Punkin Chunkin’ Contest!

Eugene Maker Space will be holding it’s first ever Punkin Chunkin’ contest!  If you aren’t familiar with the tradition of punkin chunkin’ then you are in for a treat.  The general idea is for teams to build contraptions that can launch pumpkins as far as possible.  Whichever team can launch their pumpkins the farthest will…

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