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Day of Hacking Sunday

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Ryan's Instructable for a DIY PCB Toner Deposition Method has been selected as a featured Instructable!  It was also featured on Hackaday. Congrats Ryan!

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KC Maker Faire was a big success!  We had 2 days of fun met many exciting new people.  Learned about new ideas and technologies and had a great time doing it.

The following are photos from the event.  If you are an AR member and have photos to post please

send them to admin@archreactor.org and I'll get them posted.

 

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Science Olympian Pics

Last Weekend we held our annual science Olympiad.

Here are some of the pics from the event and a link to the Rube Goldberg Contraption we built.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEeenhWAEGE

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Science Olympiad Saturday 

Saturday April 13th, 2013

5:00PM until 9:00PMish 

Questions?  education@archreactor.org

 
Open to all ages and to the public. People are encouraged to form teams of 2 or 3 people.  Individual players will be matched up prior to the event.  We are asking for a $5 donation per team to cover supplies which will be provided.  Three events are planned:
 
1)  Egg Drop  -  Teams will construct apparatuses to be dropped from the top of the building and safely land on a ground target.
2  Boomilever   -  Teams will design a boomilever (google it).  Score will be a combination of weight, weight held and duration of holding the weight.
3)  Rube Goldberg machine.  Teams will construct a three phase machine with stuff off the junk bins or from within the space.  Coolest operational design wins.    The rest of the night can be spent combining all the entries into a promotional video for AR.
 
  This event is guaranteed to be fun, prizes are likely to be a slap on the back and status label of "Cool People of the Day".  Scoring system is still being finalized but is weighted equally over three events.  If there's a tie (which I'm hoping for) , the tie-breaker is awesome.

 

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Arch Reactor will be displaying our various projects including microprocessors, soldering, 3D printing, and beyond.  Come on by to say hi and get a chance to meet us.  Saturday 3/2/2013 from 2-4pm.

http://www.slcl.org/content/maker-open-house

 

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Soldering & Desoldering A Hands-On How-To Workshop

When: Saturday February 16, 2013 at 9:30am Where: Gateway Electronics

2220 Welsch Industrial Court – St. Louis, MO 63146

What: Participants will learn the basics of soldering and removal of surface

mount components without using costly commercial equipment.

Instructor: Jeff Jackson Materials Fee: $10.00

Class size is limited Advanced registration required Participants

must have experience with thru-hole soldering.

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2013 Election Returns are in!

If you need to contact the board of officers and directors, send mail to archboard@lists.archreactor.org.

Officers

PositionName
PresidentJohn Reskusich
Vice PresidentChris Weiss
TreasurerTravis Megee
SecretaryJoe Cathell
Sargeant at ArmsNiels Black

Directors

PositionName
Public RelationsFrank Kallal
Social AffairsTony Henley
EducationDerek Seigler
WebmasterGeorge Fetters

 

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