Category: to-be-blogged

Bubble Lights

Building lighting effects for an aquatically-themed NYE party in SF. [[File:2010-12-07_21-13-03_593.jpg|thumb|600px|center|Starting with some uneven, scuffed, and out-of-spec scrap polycarbonate tubing aquired cheaply from [http://www.flowtoys.com/ Flow Toys], I found the most efficient size and set up a jig on the [[radial arm saw]].]] [[File:2010-12-07_21-13-14_356.jpg|thumb|600px|center|I screwed some scrap wood directly to the MDF deck of the saw, …

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As-built Reference

I’ve started an As-Built in Sketchup to facilitate space planning. I currently have only the lower floor done, and only what I could reach without a ladder. Feel free to use it to develop design ideas, there are plenty of drop-in components (such as shop tools) available online. [http://sketchup.google.com/ Sketchup is available here.] Here’s the …

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Carbon Fiber Composites

== Wet Layup ==[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybyh6Q9MBgE Molded Snowmobile Hood] [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_4a-KLS1AM Foam Core Vacuum Bagged] [http://theprojectjunkie.com/bicycles-bike-components/vibram-five-finger-pedal-platforms.html CF platforms pedals vacuum bagged] == Infusion == [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VodfQcrXpxc Infusion tutorial video]Uses a catch pot rather than another system. One sided mold. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Moh9WQ2ZnTo Aircraft bulkhead]Uses a Soric Fabric honeycomb core. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgKvDw1E60E Car hood (Part 1)]Excellent series on CF infusion methods. == Pre-Preg …

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Solar Workshop

A public class in building small solar power systems will be held on Saturday April 23rd, starting at 11am. No pre-registration is required. Payment for materials can be made with cash or preferably by paypal. You’ll learn how to build anything from a solar powered bike light, to an emergency power charger, to taking your …

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The Hand

== Overview == The Hand is a system for detecting when your hard disk has been used without your knowledge. Sometimes this happens when the disk is copied surreptitiously. === The Name === “Talk to The Hand.” === Theory of Operation === Modern hard disks include diagnostic sensors and logs which are used to predict …

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2011 Maker Faire

This is the organizational page for the 2011 Maker Faire in San Mateo, California on May 21 and 22. == Projects at the Faire == * DIY Book Scanner ** Work party *** cut threaded rod in half when it gets here *** build bags of bolts for makerbots. *** document construction on wiki ** …

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2012 Maker Faire

= Booth Schedule = === We should have at least three or four people per time-slot for coverage, monitoring the shooting gallery, etc. === ””’Access Bracelets: We will be exchanging these bracelet’s as we change shifts.. only one bracelet can be in use on one person at a time.It is your responsibility to either leave …

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2014 East Bay Mini Maker Faire

[[Image:Maker faire 2014 booth.png]] ”'[http://ebmakerfaire.wordpress.com East Bay Mini Makerfaire 2014]”’ is coming up FAST and we need your awesome projects to display and your awesome bodies to sit behind the tables and evangelize the hackerspace gospel. Please add your projects to the list below so we can ensure we have the right amount of stuff …

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2014 Maker Faire

[[Image:Maker faire 2014 booth.png]] Makerfaire 2014 is coming up and we need your awesome projects to display and your awesome bodies to sit behind the tables and evangelize the hackerspace gospel. Please add your projects to the list below so we can ensure we have the right amount of stuff and can arrange proper transportation. …

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2016 Maker Faire

=== ”’Sign Ups are Open!”’ === Member can sign up to man the AMT booth at Maker Faire by going here: [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MpJWXPjAEFAMhQjTMiAu7zSJdlRJwg3X_It9bcVxAxw/edit?usp=sharing Google Sign Up Sheet] === ”’Our Booth”’ === *10 x20 Booth *3, 8ft x 30in Tables *6 Chairs *20 amps (1501-2000 watts, 120V) === ”’Things we want to cram in the booth”’ === …

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