Sept. Demo Night – Congressional Candidate, PCB Design and Laser Cutting!

We had an amazing turnout for our September Demo Night! We had members walk through what a laser cutter can do, and show how to do it with a live demonstration, as well as how to use the open-source KiCAD to design printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Oh, and we had a congressional candidate, Ken McGurn, swing by and give a talk about why he is running for office!

If you missed demo night this time, you can join us the 3rd Tuesday next month, Oct 18th, at 7pm!

Laser Cutting with a K40

Congressional Candidate Ken McGurn visits the Hackerspace

PCB Design with KiCAD

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Workshop: Basics of CAD, Wed. April 27th!

CADClass_4-27-16Have you ever wanted to learn how to 3D Model, but didn’t know where to start? There are a lot of very complicated (and very expensive) options out there, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Come join us on our first workshop for the basics of Computer Aided Design!

We will be using Onshape, a free, browser-based CAD program, to show just how easy it is to start creating 3D designs. We will start from the very beginning, from how to create simple sketches, all the way to combining multiple parts together to form full assemblies.

I like to call Onshape the “Google Docs of CAD Programs”, and allows for real time collaboration and version control, so even if you have CAD experience, you are welcome to come check out the latest in industry-leading CAD programs.

This workshop is open to the public, all are welcomed to attend!

When: Wednesday, April 27th, at 7pm.
Where: Gainesville Hackerspace, bottom level of the Sun Center (101 SE 2nd Pl, Ste 100, Gainesville, FL 32601)
Requirements: Laptop/tablet with Chrome/Firefox, or an android or iOs device with the Onshape app installed (yes, it even works on your phones!)

Workshop lead by: Christopher Hoffman, a Mechanical Engineer from UF with an interest in 3D Modeling, 3D Printing, and making lots of fun projects!

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Open Project Night – 4/5/16

Just a quick video of some of the fun that went on this Tuesday! Come join us every Tuesday for our Open Project Night!

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Dual Extruder Printer in the Downtown Location!

I have recently moved my Makerfarm Prusa i3v 3D Printer into the downtown location. A upgrade I made before bringing it here was the addition of the Itty Bitty Double FLEX dual extruder. Watch the video above to see how I made the upgrades, and swing by the hackerspace to see it in action!

If you have ideas for things you want 3D printed, feel free to send me a message. Lets get to creating!

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Hackerspace Demo Night: June 16th, 2015

  • Michael Kummer: Browser-based gaming
  • Joe DiPietro: Radio tower signal strength tracker
  • Liza Kholodkova: Drawing robot
  • Daniel Diaz, Guru Sharan, Robert Olsthoorn: Web app for local barter
  • Sid Ramesh: Automatic jar opener

Hackerspace open house: June 2nd, 2015

The video of the 3D printer was recorded with a Seek thermal video camera (Ian).

Melting #3DBenchy – Makers making modern art!

Tonight at the hackerspace, we took a heat gun to a #3DBenchy, a 3d printed calibration object. The result was some lovely modern art.

Time-lapse video of 2015-05-05 open house

Here’s a time-lapse video of the open house that happened on the evening of Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Time-lapse video of 2015-04-28 open house

Here’s a time-lapse video of the open house that happened on the evening of Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Time-lapse video of 2015-04-21 open house

Here’s a time-lapse video of the open house that happened on the evening of Tuesday, April 21, 2015.