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Skull Useless Machine

Skull Useless Machine

MakerFX attends a number of outreach events. One of the purposes of these outreach efforts is to introduce people to different things we make and do at the space. I have liked the idea of a “Useless machine” but wanted to make something more elaborate and entertaining. We came across a plastic skull that hadContinue Reading Skull Useless Machine

Advanced soldering training at Maker Faire Orlando 2017

Advanced soldering training at Maker Faire Orlando 2017

For the past six years at Maker Faire Orlando, members of FamiLab have taught attendees how to solder with a cool little Makey pin with 2 self-flashing LEDs.  We’ve been asked for more advanced soldering training, and we responded with the addition of a PIC-microcontroller-based board twinkling several LEDs, and with a switch that can beContinue Reading Advanced soldering training at Maker Faire Orlando 2017

DIY Signage

DIY Signage

At MakerFX, we use the equipment and tools we have to enhance our workspace.  We had a need for signage to clarify policies for certain areas and tools.  A member used two tools to make the sign below.  He used the Epilog Laser to cut a piece of acrylic to size.  He then used theContinue Reading DIY Signage

Paulk Style Workbench for the Woodshop Zone @ MakerFX

Paulk Style Workbench for the Woodshop Zone @ MakerFX

The first workbench for the MakerFX Shop has been completed this past week and it was a blast to build. A few members did research and settled upon a work bench design by Ron Paulk (link to plans: http://www.paulkhomes.com/order-plans.html) Normally the workbench breaks down into multiple, easily transportable to job sites, but for the shop itContinue Reading Paulk Style Workbench for the Woodshop Zone @ MakerFX