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Open Night - 13/3/2019

Making Laser cut Lamps. Progress with giant LED clock. Magic smoke and PID temperature control. :( Another great Open Night!

Laser Cut Lamp

After having some troubles with the design file last week, these makers were happy to successfully cut the parts for the lamp. We look forward to the updates as this lamp comes along...

Laser cut lamp shade pieces being removed from the laser cutter by happy makers.

Giant LED Clock progress...

Here Matt continues to work on his giant LED clock. Here we see him controlling the colour of the strips(to be used in the clock) on a breadboard. The breadboard is just for prototyping and Matt has a Kicad design that will hopefully be ready for etching / milling soon. Yay!!!

Collage with Matt and his LED strips lighting up blue.

PID Temperature controller lets out the famous magic smoke...

Whilst continuing on the journey of building a filament extruder from scratch, Kurt manages to appease the electronic gods by making a sacrifice to their eternal glory. We are hopeful that he can resurrect the temperature controller and continue on with the project...

collage of filament extruder and broken electronics.

If you look closely enough you can see the resistor has unwound due to over voltage.