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Bring your own wire wreath frame and gloves to protect your fingers from being poked and sappy.  

Also anything else you want to add to your wreath.  I will provide greenery, decorative seeds and berries, wire, cutters and instruction.


For more information contact cweiss@gmail.com

or besa.schweitzer@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/586072968119837/

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Come explore the world of 3D printers as Arch Reactor hosts Meet-Up.Com's monthly Saint Louis 3D Printer Meetup. 

Learn the different tools, software and hacks being used to generate various textures and results. 

Last month had over 40 people in attendance from the entire Saint Louis Bi-State area.


http://www.meetup.com/STL-3D-Printing/events/145174022/

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No microcontroller, programming or electronics experience needed.  If you have an Arduino (or some clone) bring it, otherwise come and learn which would be best for you. Free, but please RSVP to directorofeducation@archreactor.org .  Questions can also be sent to that address. There is no cost for the class.

Nov. 17th        Intro, flahing LEDS, serial communication
Nov. 24th        LCDs, third patry ICs, I2c and SPI protocols
Dec. 1st        Multiple Voltages, Wireless communication, Controlling

AC, DC motors
Dec. 8th         Free day for catch up or topic of participant's interest

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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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