I have been attending a Raspberry Pi meetup called NERP basically since I started the business. NERP introducted me to Chicago hackerspace Pumping Station One, and after drooling over all the awesome tools for several months now, I finally joined!
Today I had a chance to get certified on MIG welding! I actually am a self taught welder, having owned one a few years back when I built a racecar for the $2004 Grassroot Motorsports challenge. When I moved from Detroit to Chicago a few years later, I had to sell the welder due to a lack of space. Now I have all the welders and other fabrication tools that I could possibly need courtesy of PS One.
I also was able to test out the PS One's Makerbot Replicator 3D printer. We have been thinking about expanding our business to include 3D printing, but I want to learn everything I can about the equipment. I was trying to print a heart shaped locket that is one of the examples from Makerbot, but the printer head knocked the heart loose about 30% through the print. Oops! Better luck next time, but it was fun trying!
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