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26 Drawers Completed

Tom finished up his two 12-drawer storage shelves. The two variations seem to both be holding up pretty well, but have yet to be loaded down with stuff.

I also continued work on a storage project I keep getting distracted from for smaller storage using baby food jars. Two of the "drawers" were completed, but some work needs to be done to fix some problems with the frame the dr

awers go into. It helps to do proper measurements the first time.



CNC Controller Project

We have a network drop in the space and our first computer was put together by Rob and Tom with the intent to build a CNC controller and microcontroller programmer out of it. It took some time to put together all the parts and pick out the best RAM from the various machines that were salvaged, but it all worked upon first boot.

The initial install of Ubuntu had to be aborted due to lack of time to get an 866Mhz processor to boot up from an old CD-Rom and the format a 60Gb HD. Tom opted to simply take it home so he could do the install before the next meeting.


Storage from Salvaged Materials

Tom has been designing and directing the creation of storage. It is made of cardboard, packing tape and 1/2 gallon jugs. Last I heard, the plan was to make one each open hack. If you'd like to pitch in, we have a bunch of stuff to store and could use some more of these. Also, Tom's tea habit is large, but not large enough to provide all the 1/2 gallon jugs that we'll need to keep up. If you have some, feel free to bring them by. Tom's glad to have some other hands pitch in to help cut. If you'd like to get more info, check out the wiki.

Nate used some Sugru to add a handle. If you haven't seen this stuff in action, check it out. He has some extra that he picked up and would be willing to share.

Also, this would go a lot faster with a laser cutter. Anyone have one on hand?


Quick Video of the Space

Here is a quick video showing the space off the evening of our BBQ. Things have become more organized since then and we're making steady improvements, but this still gives a sense of the space.

MakeLV Hackerspace Intro