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Dueling Mechanical Bulls in progress

The bulls are getting ready to go to the Google I/O afterparty in San Francisco later this month, and here’s the recent progress. Above is the first test of the upper deck motor/bucking mechanism. At first it’s solidon, then Hackett started to start/stop the motor manually. Then Colin got on it to see how it’d […]

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Hackett in NY Times

Art Star number 1, Hackett, was recently profiled in the NY Times.

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Building a materials rack

Go Lindsay & Gaylen!

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Mada in Popular Mechanics

See for yourself, a Popular Mechanics love song to our very own Hackett! Some of us were behind him while it happened: Welcome to the Academy of Mechanical Arts and Ballistic Sciences

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Upcoming Classes

We have three classes coming up this month: Beginning Mig Welding with Hans, $50 ($30 for members) plus a $10 materials fee. Sign up here for: tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13th 7-10pm Thursday, April 22nd 7-10pm Lis is also teaching the ever popular Make Your Own Absinthe in two sessions, 4/27 and 5/4 at 7pm. Sign […]

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meeting notes

We had a good meeting last night, we set the open shop days, ironed out membership details, discussed the carousel projects, and some even fixed the bandsaw. Hackett, Melissa, Mia, Leif, Julia, Rivka, Gaylen, Lindsay, Kim!, Hans, and Lis were in attendance. Lindsay testing the plywood wheel: Mia, Gaylen, and Melissa fixing the bandsaw:

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New Open Shop Days/Hours

At this meeting, a bunch of us signed up for our monthly open shop day duties, all full members should pick a day per month. Also, full members should post on the calendar when they’ll be there other times. Here’s what we have so far: Gaylen – 1st Tuesday 5-10pm Hackett – 1st Sun noon-8pm […]

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popesiversary xi: the siege of mada

To mark Popesiversary! it was essential to reproduce the effect of standing around in the cold while dodging fireworks aimed directly at the eyes. We opened fire from the backyard up to the fortified windows of the third floor. The window opened a crack and answered with a steady stream of roman candles. And no, […]

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