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So as many of you have noticed, i have not been around much in the past few months. Seeing as it is now completed, I figured I would show everyone the project that has been consuming most of my life for the past year. For the past 3-ish years I have been homebrewing with a group of friends. With the completion of our mechanical engineering degrees approching we had to figure out something to take from idea to completed project. Naturally we chose something involving beer, afterall who doesn't want an excuse to drink at school.

Some of you may remember the vending machine Dataman and I picked during the summer. It's an old cigarette vending machine that we want to modify to sell electronics kits and other do-dads. We've decided that the best way to do this is to turn the vending maching into the fulfillment system for a web store.

I began my second set of goggles a couple of weeks ago and have since finished all the neat cosmetic parts on the exterior. Just like the name suggests, they are all in black and white, one eyepiece black with white trim, the other eyepiece its opposite.

Saturday Feb 2, 2013 9:00 am

SYN Shop is organizing the Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas. You're welcome to come check it out without an RSVP here, but if you'd like to show off something small as part of SYN Shop's booth, please sign up here. For more about the Mini Maker Faire, or to apply for a full booth, visit the Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire website at:

http://makerfairevegas.com/

01 Nov 2012

I have taken a brief breather from developing my delta army and engaged in a playful dialogue with fellow techie and collaborator, Krux. In response to his impressive collection of self-made steam punk inspired goggles, I have created my own version... a retro leather-trimmed set that has some nifty chain-switch activated light pipe around the lenses to give the illusion of neon. 

Hello all you DIYers!

So you may have heard there is going to be a Mini Maker Faire here in Las Vegas February 2nd, 2013. We have begun the planning phase and this is the first of many meetings we will be holding to rally the troops.

Sound interesting? Want to get involved? For more information and to RSVP, go here:

http://www.meetup.com/synshop/events/88172362/

Saturday Oct 13, 2012 6:00 pm

We are taking a breather and not doing the November First Friday - BUT that doesn't mean we aren't meeting up on Saturday.

  • Have a project you are stuck on and need help?
  • Got an idea for something and need to bounce off someone before going down the wrong path?
  • Have an idea for a new class?
  • Want to talk about the downtown space and what equipment we are getting?

COME ON BY!  Everyone is always welcome!

Saturday Oct 20, 2012 1:00 pm

Are you still using Adobe Illustrator to make technical sketches?

Come learn the basics of DraftSight, a free 2D CAD program that is compatible with AutoCAD files and commands. We're running a 4 hour course in collaboration with Angelo Pappano from Southwest Career and Technical Academy.

Computers with DraftSight installed will be available, however you can bring your own laptop with DraftSight installed. Packages are available for Windows, Mac (beta), or Linux.

First of all, thank you Mark for printing out my delta bits for me and photographing them. I will be in my native Vegas next week visiting home and am looking forward to building up my next delta robot prototype while there, as well as seeing everyone from the shop at the Saturday meetup.

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