Harford Hackerspace will have a table at Electronica Fest 2009. Check the official website for details. http://www.nem-electronicafest.com/
If you have been following our progress and have not been able to make our Thursday meetings then maybe Wednesday will work for you. Starting on August 12th 2009 our weekly meetings will be moving to Wednesday nights at 7pm. Contact email@example.com.
Unfortunately, all the photos I took of our CNC Build over the last two weeks were currupted. Hopefully, I will get some photos this week for your enjoyment. It’s coming along nicely. We have added black paint which looks really nice with all the aluminum on it. We have started the y-axis by adding the y-bracket, y-rails, and y-bearings. We have also designed remaining components and are waiting for them to be cut.
Also, we have tested the X-Axis, Motor Controller, and Mach3 Software and all in working well.
If you’ve ever come across an OpenSource or OpenHardware project then you have probably heard of Sourcforge. I have to admit that I have know about Sorceforge and (Sub)version Control for years but I could never figure out why someone would want to use something so complex. I finally figured it out…it’s because Sourceforge and Version control is not at all complex. In fact it is actually very cool. In order to use Sourceforge you’ll need a subversion (SVN) client. TortoiseSVN is the self proclaimed “coolest interface to (sub)version control”. This tutorial will get you up and running quickly with an existing Sourceforge project. You will be able to Checkout entire projects and have an exact copy on your local PC for editing and you will also learn how to Add files and Commit changed files Read more
First, we would like to thank Loyala College in Maryland for their generous donation of a IBM Laptop.
We were all very excited to learn that the IBM laptop came with a built in parallel port. However, after a few hours of hacking and puting the stepper motor on the CNC we found out that the laptops port is not compatible with our CNC. So we will need to resort to a desktop for now. We loaded the laptop with Windows and Linux and I’m sure we will find a million other uses for it.
Just a friendly reminder that we will be meeting this Thursday, 7:30pm @ the garage. If you are new and would like to join us e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.