Archive for the ‘equipment’ Category

Apple Press Night

Jennifer Farmer brought her home-made cider press to the space tonight, along with apples from her house! ¬†Built with boards and plywood and an automotive jack, the rig cost less than $50. Fresh juice for all!! ¬†Smashing the apples with a 2×4 Getting the apples leveled The apples weren’t quite perfectly leveled, so the jack […]

LulzBot 3D Printer At Our Space

This past fall we had a visitor from the Loveland-based company Aleph Objects, Inc. which makes Lulzbot 3D printers. After the visit, they offered to sponsor us by providing us with a LulzBot AO-100 3D Printer Package. The printer was basically ready to go – nearly no assembly time and already calibrated. We were printing […]

Arduino Night @ BHS

We had Arduino night last Thursday. The big win was all the mentorship happening around the room on Arduino, projects and discussing the how’s and why’s. It was a terrific buzz with a wide range of activity.     From simple beginner projects…   to “The Midi Mushroom”, a really cool project Chris is working […]

Creating Physical Reality: 3D Printing with the Reprap Prusa Mendel

We now have a working Reprap Prusa Mendel 3D Printer at the space! 3D printing aka additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file driven by a computer. Plastic is fed from a reel and heated and extruded onto a surface where it is additively layered to create […]