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Since there is definitely enough interest we will be having this class. RSVP to show your interest now!

Class Format: Multiweek class meeting bimonthly for 4 sessions  1 to 2 hours long. Instruction and hands-on each meeting. Open to members for free and non members for a small donation to the space. 

Location: Bozeman Makerspace

Date and times: TBD.  I will suggest Tues nights from 6 to 8 PM. Please contact me if this does not work for you.

Material: In this class we will put together a CNC lathe out of standard components. For this class we have an EMCO Compact 5 CNC lathe spindle and bed ball screws that does not have a control.  We will build the control in class. The process can be used with any machine tool (or art work) that can benefit from CNC control. 

Throughout the class we will explore electrical fundamentals, production build techniques, safety and CNC tool operation, maintenance and programming.

Sessions:

1. Intro to CNC.  Overview of components, interface, and software. Installation of Linux and LinuxCNC. 

2. Computer to real world interface. Overview of open loop control with stepper motors. Intro to servo control. Wiring and interface to stepper drives.

3. Coordinating motion.  Open and closed loop control of spindle speed.  Wiring and interface of the DC drive and spindle motor.

4. Setup of LinuxCNC configuration files and operation of a CNC lathe.  Simple G-code generation. Hopefully we will be using the lathe at this point.

 

Sept 3rd, 2015: Open Build Night

Open Build Night

Sept 3rd, 2015: Open Build Night- 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 

You should totally join us this Thursday for our weekely Free, Open Build Night.

3D Print something, hang out and talk shop, saw some things, solder that wondrous object that your friend broke while sleeping on your couch.

Bring you own project to work on, or drop off some unwanted items (tools, electronics, computers, lcd's, 3D printers, etc..)

Come to the Bozeman Makerspace that is open to the entire community. The space is open to the public from 6pm - 10pm for all to participate in discussions or work on projects.

RSVP and further details: http://www.meetup.com/bozemanmakers/

 

Aug 27th, 2015: Open Build Night

Open Build Night

Aug 27th, 2015: Open Build Night- 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 

You should totally join us this Thursday for our weekely Free, Open Build Night.

3D Print something, hang out and talk shop, saw some things, solder that wondrous object that your friend broke while sleeping on your couch.

Bring you own project to work on, or drop off some unwanted items (tools, electronics, computers, lcd's, 3D printers, etc..)

Come to the Bozeman Makerspace that is open to the entire community. The space is open to the public from 6pm - 10pm for all to participate in discussions or work on projects.

RSVP and further details: http://www.meetup.com/bozemanmakers/

 

Aug 20th, 2015: Open Build Night

Open Build Night

Aug 20th, 2015: Open Build Night- 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Rarr! Join us once again this Thursday for our weekly Open Build Night. Bring some friends, invite your enemies or even your Grandma, we won't mind. 3D Print something, saw some things, solder that wondrous object that your friend broke while sleeping on your couch.

Bring you own project to work on, or drop off some unwanted items (electronics, computers, lcd's, 3D printers, etc..)

Come to the Bozeman Makerspace that is open to the entire community. The space is open to the public from 6pm - 10pm for all to participate in discussions or work on projects.

RSVP and further details: http://www.meetup.com/bozemanmakers/

 

Aug 13th, 2015: Open Build Night

Open Build Night

Aug 13th, 2015: Open Build Night- 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Rarr! Join us once again this Thursday for our weekly Open Build Night. Bring some friends, invite your enemies or even your Grandma, we won't mind. 3D Print something, saw some things, solder that wondrous object that your friend broke while sleeping on your couch.

Bring you own project to work on, or drop off some unwanted items (electronics, computers, lcd's, 3D printers, etc..)

Come to the Bozeman Makerspace that is open to the entire community. The space is open to the public from 6pm - 10pm for all to participate in discussions or work on projects.

RSVP and further details: http://www.meetup.com/bozemanmakers/

 

July 2nd, 2015: Open Build Night

Open Build Night

July 2nd, 2015: Open Build Night- 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Rarr! Join us once again this Thursday for our weekly Open Build Night. Bring some friends, invite your enemies or even your Grandma, we won't mind. 3D Print something, saw some things, solder that wondrous object that your friend broke while sleeping on your couch.

Bring you own project to work on, or drop off some unwanted items (electronics, computers, lcd's, 3D printers, etc..)

Come to the Bozeman Makerspace that is open to the entire community. The space is open to the public from 6pm - 10pm for all to participate in discussions or work on projects.

RSVP and further details: http://www.meetup.com/bozemanmakers/

 

Go back the Pocket NC

Are a fan of fabicration tools and want to make some really cool things? The nice local Bozeman folks at Pocket NC have a new product for you. The Pocket NC - The first 5 axis CNC mill for your desktop!

Back this bad arse thing over at Kickstarter. Oh and they are already fully funded so this is going to be shipping ;)

BBQ & Quarterly Members Meeting!

June 25th, 2015: BBQ + Meeting begin @ 7pm, Open Build Night- 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

It's that time once again for our Quarterly Members Meeting & BBQ (starts @ 7pm). The purpose of this meeting is to discuss ideas, concerns, and most importantly to allow members and the public to suggest what the Bozeman Makerspace should be focusing on in the coming quarter and beyond.

Everyone is welcome to participate.

BBQ is BYOB, but the dogs and brats will be provided provided. If you want, bring something chewy or crunchy to share.

RSVP and further details: http://www.meetup.com/bozemanmakers/

 

June 18th, 2015: Open Build Night

Open Build Night

June 18th, 2015: Open Build Night- 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Rarr! Join us once again this Thursday for our weekly Open Build Night. Bring some friends, invite your enemies or even your Grandma, we won't mind. 3D Print something, saw some things, solder that wondrous object that your friend broke while sleeping on your couch.

Bring you own project to work on, or drop off some unwanted items (electronics, computers, lcd's, 3D printers, etc..)

Come to the Bozeman Makerspace that is open to the entire community. The space is open to the public from 6pm - 10pm for all to participate in discussions or work on projects.

RSVP and further details: http://www.meetup.com/bozemanmakers/

 

Light up bench is alive and well

Next time you or your family is at the Childrens Museum of Bozeman, be sure to check out the light up bench bench we helped create.

Thanks to the Childrens Museum for providing the parts and members Joe, Rob & Garrick for the work provided in getting this out the door and into the kids hands.

A simple project, but still fun to help make.

 

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