Premise: Portable low cost letterpress.
Project Goals and Summary:
Letterpress v.1.2 project is complete and free for anyone to play with. It has travelled to Maker Faire KC, Prom, and Abby and Nate used it to make their wedding invitations.
Project Progress and Details:
For those who want to use it there are a few quirks to follow. One is when letting out the pressure to not let it out all the way. That is, only let up enough so you can slip out the plate. Letting all the pressure out makes the jack leak and shortens its life. Second is to make sure you completely clean and dry the plates after use. There is an orange bucket that has extra 100% cotton paper, plates, ink and cleaning supplies. If you have any questions about operation just drop me a line and I can give a short lesson.
Letterpress v.2 will be coming when the current one needs to be retired to the great garage in the sky. New version will have casters for portability, narrow drawers to store materials, and a folding table built in to allow printing without the need of any external table.
Storage or Location: Currently residing on the table in the assembly area next to member storage.
Sunday, March 26th
We will be continuing to build out the new space. We will be framing, insulating, dry walling, mudding, running electrical. If the weather is nice we may do some work outdoors such as parking lot maintenance, hanging lattice, or doing deck work. If you have experience in these areas, please come help us improve our space. If you would like to learn some of these skills feel free to come learn from our members.
Come On Out and Play games With us. If you don't know games that's OK we are friendly and love to teach. If you do, bring your Favorites along and let get a Game in.
We'll have Food there, and I'll happily take 5$ in exchange for letting you eat all day.
We start at Noonish and Play until you Leave or after Midnight, whichever comes last. :)
Tuesday, March 28th
The CAM class at Arch Reactor will cover the basic steps required for hobby-grade CNC users to prepare their designs from CAD programs to gcode ready to operate on the CNC. This class will cover the generic steps required for any CAM software.
Thursday, March 30th
Saturday, April 1st
The 2017 Robot and Technology Expo is an opportunity for youth to demonstrate their knowledge, celebrate their accomplishments and interact with others who share their interest in robotics and programming.
This event is open to all youth, not just 4-H members. It consists of several competitions: VEX Skills Events, VEX Nothing But Net Competition, Robofest Game and Exhibition Events, a Scratch Programming Competition and a LEGO Building Competition. .
Youth may participate in one or more events.
There will also be free hands-on activities for families to enjoy.