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.
Friday, March 6th
Lockpicking Workshop on Saturday by Joe and Bob
Arch Reactor is proud to host the only St. Louis 2600 meeting. More details about 2600 can be found at http://www.2600.com
All 2600 meetings are open to the public. Contact stl2600.org
Saturday, March 7th
Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 7 from 1-4pm we will be building insect hotels at Arch Reactor
An insect hotel is a place for insects to raise their young or hibernate over winter. You can use your insect hotel to attract beneficial insects to your garden to feed birds, eat pests, and promote pollination. The insect hotel can be a attractive focal point in your garden and will provide you with many exciting opportunities to get close up views of the lives of the bees, beetles, and butterflies that call your garden home. Each workshop will include several stations to create different types of insect rooms. Come to all 3 workshops to create the insect resort hotel or just come to one and build a motel. Whatever you can manage your insects will thank you.
RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1385031925130399/
Sunday, March 8th