December Maker Monday

As 2017 comes to a close, the creative minds of inventors and tinkerers start thinking about 2018 projects. We’re here to help! Schantz MakerSpace is already designing classes for the 2018 season and our committee is always looking for new ideas from the community. The best way to find out about these classes or to submit your own idea is to join us for Maker Monday.

The next roundtable discussion is scheduled for December 18th, from 7-9pm here at the Schantz MakerSpace.

We have a number of things on the agenda for this meeting.

One of the first classes we are looking to add at the beginning of 2018 is an Arduino controlled custom light display. Tom Hammond and the build committee will be reporting about their progress and demonstrating more examples of ways to create things using the xLights software. We need to get an idea of who all wants to be a part of this class, so if you are interested, please plan to attend!

Also, if you are signed up for the January 3-D Printer Build Class, this meeting will be useful to see the two completed machines we have on hand. We also expect to have your kits by the 18th, so you can get an early look at the parts breakdown for your machine.

Finally, Barry Romich will be making a presentation to the group about Hall Sensors, what they are and how they work. We will have mock-ups of two Schantz pipe organ keyboards. One will show the old electro-mechanical way of making electrical contact when a key is depressed. The other will show how this is done with printed circuit boards using Hall sensors.  We will have one of our technicians on hand to answer questions. This is a really unique experience where you will get an inside look at Schantz Organ Company’s manufacturing practices. In addition, some of our future MakerSpace classes will involve the use of Hall sensors, making this presentation very informative. Don’t miss it!

As always, don’t forget the second half of Maker Mondays are a chance to tap the brains and experience of our volunteers with questions about your machines. Having an issue with your CNC Router or 3-D Printer? Bring your machine to Maker Monday and let us help you troubleshoot the problems.

See everyone on the 18th!