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Wednesday Feb 20, 2013 7:00 pm

This class will teach you techniques for designing objects with 3D panel based construction using Google/Trimble Sketchup. For the purposes of the class, I'll be walking you through creating a design for a cell phone holder for your bicycle. The techniques discussed work well with cardboard, acrylic, wood, plywood, and other panel type materials.

Saturday Feb 9, 2013 12:00 pm

We have a number of things we need to get done this weekend.

* Cut and install the wall vent for the laser cutter

* Getting the table bolted and surfaced for the ShopBot

* We need storage shelves!

* Anchor the wall lockers so they don't tip over

* Run cabling for the access control system

* Cable management for the (HDMI + VGA) cable to the projector

* Lots of other projects that we need your help on.

Hope to see you there.

Just wanted to throw a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire such an amazing event yesterday! 

It was inspiring to see our Maker community come out and participate -- as a Maker showing in a booth, to the volunteers who tirelessly helped out with the setup, the event and the teardown, to our amazing sponsors. Thank you for making things go as smoothly as they did. We definitely had some challenges, but we overcame them. 

Saturday Jan 26, 2013 12:00 pm

Since a lot of people are busy with the upcoming Makerfaire, the buildout should be pretty laid back for this week.

We are getting a few quotes for venting the laser cutter, so we have finalized where it is pretty much going to go. It will require us to move some stuff around, but it frees up quite a bit of area for crafting / sewing / general workspace.

We also need to set up the electronics workbenches. We have bought some equipment but it needs to be organized and put into its proper place.

SYN Shop is in the news again talking about the inaugural Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire on February 2nd at the Historic Fifth Street School downtown. Click the link for the full story! Mini Maker Faire to put the spotlight on creators' handiwork

Saturday Jan 26, 2013 3:00 pm

We're getting as many of the volunteers together to discuss logistics of the Maker Faire during setup and the event. We'll be deciding roles, and discussing duties.

Makers and Sponsors may also attend and have their questions answered.

20 Jan 2013

While working on getting the ShopBot up and running, we took some quick video of it drawing out it's name on cardboard.

Saturday Jan 12, 2013 12:00 pm

Making some pretty good progress on the space. Might actually be able to start using this place as a real live makerspace in a few weeks!

Going to try and finish building the electronics workbenches and maybe even start on the machine room design.

Also, Sparkfun was in town for CES and dropped off some awesome schwag, namely about a dozen beer glasses. Come claim yours before it is too late!

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