Posted on Tuesday, Jan 7th, 2020

This year the nominations for the 2020 elections will be occurring online.  The nominations can entered and viewed once logged into the website under the Members tab -> 2020 Election Nominations or by visiting:

 
When entering a nomination the email address is optional but can be entered if known.  To decline a nomination please email the board at arch-reactor-board@googlegroups.com.  Nominations will be stricken through when/if they are declined.
 
To view nominations you can either click the specific position or click the Candidates tab to view all.
 
Please email the board if you have any questions or issues 
Posted on Sunday, Dec 15th, 2019
What is Hacktivus?  Hacktivus is a holiday that I made up this morning and is now the official open source secular winter-time gift exchanging celebration of Arch Reactor, as well as any other Hackerspace or Makerspace that wishes to copy it.  It's allegedly the perfect holiday where trying to get a group of techies, tinkerers, and free thinkers to show up at a specific time and place for any kind of holiday party is more difficult than herding cats.

Celebrating Hacktivus with the traditional Hacktivus Gift Exchange:

- To sign up to participate in the Hacktivus Gift Exchange, fill out the Google Form from January 1st-10th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnxQRVstK0m7wYyZiIs6HWSBKht5xRIMyVj5mjpBCU_7t0TA/viewform
- Everyone that signs up will eventually get an email with the name of another random member that also signed up for the gift exchange.  Keep it a secret though, that's part of the fun!  Oh, and I promise not to just pair everyone up with my name!
- Make, hack, re-gift, or purchase a gift for the member who's name you were given.  Try to keep the spending limit at around $20.
- Wrap the gift to the best of your gift-wrapping capabilities and label it with the member's name that you were given.
- Deliver the wrapped gift at Arch Reactor and place it by the customarily decorated Hacktivus Robot.  It will vigilantly protect your gift until the gift's intended recipient can come by and pick it up.
- Once you've delivered your gift, please respond to the email you received so the organizers can notify the gift's recipient that their gift is waiting for them.
- Now wait anxiously for the notification email informing you when a Hacktivus gift has been delivered for you!
 
 

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Posted on Monday, Nov 11th, 2019

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 10th Anniversary--Don't Try This at Home event a success!

We are interested in your feedback about how the event went.

An e-mail was sent out, but if you did not get on the list, here is the link to let us know what you thought about the event.

 

https://forms.gle/5yRsHfvGKViDC9rr5

 

Thanks for participating!

-Morgan Miransky

Director of Public Relations

Posted on Thursday, Sep 19th, 2019

Hello Arch Reactor Friend,

Our 10th Anniversary is coming up! We are having a big party to celebrate our birthday. You're invited! Click https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arch-reactor-10th-anniversary-party-dont-try-this-at-home-tickets-71224545533 to get free tickets!

We will have molten aluminum casting, blacksmithing, high-voltage wood burning, 3d printing, laser cutting, and many other demonstrations!

There will be custom Arch Reactor food like laser engraved cookies and liquid nitrogen ice cream!

Beverages available for adults and children!

 

 

Posted on Monday, Aug 12th, 2019

Joel Leonard visits the Arch Reactor with his 50lb Thorminator and viking hat; dropping his MAKER MOTIVATOR STYLE on us!


The Maker's Maker with his Viking Hat and Thorminator - Maker Motivator Style!

(sorry to those of you that were here and we didn't think about a group picture until the very end) 

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Friday, February 28th

  1. 3D Printer Meetup
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      If you have a printer, bring it along, working or not, we would love to see and learn about it.

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    • ORGANIZER : Frank Kallal

      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. :)

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