I had a chance to do some “making” on TV this morning.
I’m very excited to invite you to an exciting (free) program the the Main library (Theatre) on March 30th at 6 pm.
At 6 pm in the Meeting Room, there will be several local exhibitors available to demonstrate the new technology and Makerspace available locally. Following that, we will screen a film called “Maker”. The trailer is here:
Three speakers will follow:
– Albert La from Sask. Techworks
– Erin Romanyshyn from the new Round Prairie library
– Sheila Maithel from Tailor Magic
Reception, coffee provided. Free admission.
Thank you to everyone who came out for our Annual General Meeting. This was our largest turnout ever. (People kept arriving after we started, too, so the minutes don’t actually reflect the final number.)
The revisions to the bylaws were passed as proposed. This will bring our bylaws better in line with how we have actually been operating for years.
Our new board was elected. John Tumbach, Albert La, James Cooper, and Scott Walde all stood for re-election. New this year, Andrew Wright was nominated. All five candidates were elected unanimously.
Since we failed to do anything special on the 6 year anniversary of our incorporation, (Some of our members had other plans that night — I don’t understand their priorities.) we decided to recognise it a month late. Cake was eaten.
There will be a electronics soldering basics workshop held at Saskatoon Techworks.
It will take place Thursday March 23, 2017 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Here are some of the things that you can expect to learn:
- Soldering Safety
- How to identify the electronic components
- Selecting an appropriate soldering iron
- Soldering techniques
- Identifying good solder joints and common problems
- Practical application by building a small project
Cost for Hacker/Maker Space Members: $10
Cost for Non-Members: 15$
Saskatoon Techworks members can use the following link to apply the discount code.
Hope to see you out there.
The 3D Printers at Techworks are working great!
The Makerbot Replicator 2 is relatively low maintenance and does a great job.
And, despite what anyone says, the Solidoodle 3 still works just fine when you use fresh ABS filament. (Don’t use that green stuff that was hanging in the window at the old space.)
(The arms are drooping because I printed him without supports.)
Printing some replacement parts for the enclosure.
Rylan has asked me to post these links here. He will be doing two more lathe training sessions later this week. If you have not been trained already, the Thursday session is for you:
and, if you already have the basic training, the advanced session on Saturday is for you:
These training sessions are provided by Rylan at a cost of $50 per session.
The new laser cutter/engraver is up and running! It has a 40cm x 60cm cut area, and does a beautiful job of rastering.
I have tested it on plywood, hardboard, and Rowmark LaserMax with good results. Suggested settings will be collected on the Wiki as we determine them.
Our Soap Making Workshop on November 24th was a full house. We had eight participants who each made their own batch of soap and coloured and scented it to their liking.
Some of the participants were definitely more artistic than me.