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Member Project: Soldering Station

The first thing we make at the Makerspace… “do.” So a few issues came up while working on that volume extension cable. Basically, our entire ‘working on electronics’ area has been neglected for about as long as I’ve been a member. No one’s put any love or care into the...

Member Project: Raspberry PI Arcade

I’ve been gathering the various parts needed to create a Raspberry Pi 3 powered arcade machine. Specifically a smaller ‘bar-top’ style arcade cabinet. Beginning with a ‘Liquid Video’ brand LCD monitor, which was a free score through some donated time and effort at the shop (We had a lot of...

Predicted Flight Path

EMS Nearspace Balloon Lost – Reward Offered

Last Sunday, October 9th 2016, our team released a small weather balloon from Chemult, Oregon.  Unfortunately our tracking system failed at 30,000 feet and we were unable to recover our capsule.  The projected flight path predicts that the capsule would have landed somewhere near Christmas Valley, Oregon. We are hoping...

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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...

Shop Cleanup Day

  It’s been a long time since we had a shop cleanup day, and we needed it pretty badly. We had around eight people show up today to help clean, organize, and otherwise improve EMS. While there is still more that can be done, we made a lot of great...

New Tools Update #1

EMS received a generous donation at the end of 2014. The board decided we should spend that money on some new tools for our members. After a discussion in the EMS Discuss mailing list, we opted to spend some money on two things. CNC milling machine Laser cutter Those things...

Eugene Maker Social: Toy Night

The first Eugene Maker Social was a big success, so we’re making it a regular event.  The second one is scheduled for April 9th at North Bank.  Come join us, hang out, eat, drink.  This time, let’s all bring something we made and show it off. Eugene Maker Social Thursday,...

Eugene Maker Faire: Call for Makers

It’s time to get ready for Eugene Maker Faire. We have just four short months to get our projects ready for show ‘n’ tell. Eugene Maker Space will be a big contributor to the Faire this year, as always. There will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer. Eugene Maker Faire...