A new tool on hand! It’s for folding and card-making!
This is for upcoming card making and block printing workshops.
Stay tuned to hear about upcoming workshops!
We are partnered with the Ottawa Public Library makerspace called ImagineSpace. We have one of the lasers booked for our meetups. You must take the safety certification and use the our queueing process within the meetups. Once you’ve completed the safety course you can book it (and other equipment) anytime you want as well (Mini, Helix).
Ottawa Public Library – Nepean Centrepointe
101 Centrepointe Drive
Hack613 acquired several licences of Vectric’s VCarve Pro! This is amazing CAM software for members to enjoy.
We’ve got a house laser (and a Community “A” below). These are lower power solid state lasers. Great for cutting light material and engraving on may materials. They’re quiet but make lots of fumes.
To install, always keep the laser itself unplugged for safety. That means unplug the laser module from the controller so it can’t fire up by accident.
Install Benbox software. It’s fairly self explanatory but you can find lots of youtube video and Web pages explaining how to use it.
Other software may work.
Here’s our first “Community A” machine.
We’ve got a sewing machine. I had no idea how much fun these things were!
In the pictures below we are doing freehand sewing. You flip a couple of switches and then you are able to move the fabric manually in any direction.
We will post the manual and instructions later.
I’ve been poking around and this might be “KENMORE SEWING MACHINE 158.14100” and it may be from the 60s.
Or it’s something not very far off from this:
One of the purposes of Hack613 is a stable place for meetups.
I have purchased 20 chairs plus tables plus Atomic Rooster can lend up to five. There are another five chairs in the four boardrooms that can be used as well. I’ve installed an overhead projector, internet and have paper and pens on the main tables.
There are four boardrooms where people can break off as well.
Way back in the old days at Artengine, there was this very cool initiative called something like “Have a Part, Need a Part” or something like that. I believe it was initiated by Ryan Stec and it was a repository of parts and materials that people shared.
At Make613 Dave Hunt initiated a similar project (right) except the items were labeled and priced. The idea was if you had extra stuff (like when you order 100 of something but only needed 20), you can place some of them on the parts share board. Other people who need the parts can avoid mail order plus you can reduce your inventory.
This was great for Arduino and electronic parts since those activities are so parts oriented. And it facilitated a bit of trading and sharing of extra parts.
So lets set this up for our new makerspace.
Anybody can put parts on it. Simply label them and then place the details of how people can get those parts (you can recover the cost, donate the money or whatever you want they’re your parts).