July 6, 2021 - First live 'First Tuesday' of year, Ratchet Brewing July 'First Tuesday' was held live at Ratchet, with 10 people attending (1 new). It was great to see old and new faces, and several members sponsored free pizza! Spark Studio has renewed arrangements for a monthly 3rd Thursday 'maker night' at Center … Continue reading July 2021 wrap-up
June 2021 wrap-up
June 15th, 2021 - First live meeting in over a year, reviewing gear donations Nine people attended June 'First Tuesday' online meetup, including a first-timer. June 15th we had our first live meetup in over a year, reviewing over a dozen older PCs, networking gear, HD duplicator, wiring, and misc other contributions from another non-profit.
May 2021 wrap-up
8 attended the Spark First Tuesday online meet for May 2021. Talked about Pipewire sound system in Linux, hammer drill recommended re member project digging out bamboo and propagating elsewhere. Also talked about a May radio retreat / competition. In October, two board positions will be up for election, so start thinking about nominations or … Continue reading May 2021 wrap-up
April 2021 wrap-up
Last month, 5 attended April Social Night: Anthony talked about antenna design for vhf/uhf, and using generator to keep well-water pump running during the ice storm power outage. Jack talked about mesh radio. Anthony talked about repurposing 2.4ghz ham gear… channel 1 wifi overlaps with 2.4ghz amateur band! With wrt54GL firmware, can do self-assembling mesh. … Continue reading April 2021 wrap-up
March 2021 Wrap-up
Duncan Beevers talked about Raspberry Pi Pico at Social meetup (5 attending), Anthony talked about radio tech used during ice storm power outage. Santiam Canyon tool library: facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SantiamCanyonToolLibrary/https://santiamcanyontoollibrary.myturn.com/(If anyone has used it, let us know!) Victor shared an opportunity: "Tesla 3 li-ion cells for $3.25 ea at batteryhookup.com !! I just spotted this … Continue reading March 2021 Wrap-up
January 2021 Wrap-up
(trailer project begins) Some notes from January: - Partnering with a new Registered Agent. - New blogging group will meet (630pm, Spark Slack #_watercooler_) before the monthly 1st Tuesday Social. - Spark Solar Trailer Status: - - Solar Panels acquired. - - Batteries and gear sufficient for supporting small 12v system, intending to do 4 … Continue reading January 2021 Wrap-up
First Tuesday Social (Sept 2019)
(August 3, 2019) - 15 people turn out for Spark Studio’s ‘First Tuesday’ Social at Salem Ale Works (7pm). After introductions around the table, we did some Spark updates on recent and upcoming events (3rd Thursday Maker Night still unconfirmed due to recent C50+ closure / process delays), (pic) Brandon demonstrates the python program he … Continue reading First Tuesday Social (Sept 2019)
Spark Studio at 2019 Oregon State Fair!
Aug 31, 2019 - Jeremy, Sarah, Duncan B, Barry, Chris F, and D Duncan staffed a “Spark Studio Salem / 3D Printing Demo” booth 2p-6p in the STEAM section of Columbia Hall, Oregon State Fair! Demos were set up with 3D printers (including Barry’s Astrodroid dome) and the Cricut CNC vinyl cutter (free stickers cut-on-demand). … Continue reading Spark Studio at 2019 Oregon State Fair!
June 2018 Talk and Social
Dan gave short, fun presentation regarding his progress on a 'flea circus' in a suitcase, run by Microcontrollers. New to microcontrollers, excellent history and skill with papercraft models, talk was a hit! Next month, Chris will do the short talk related to Burning Man projects. Justin heard about our group and brought a stool constructed … Continue reading June 2018 Talk and Social