This week a team of staff and volunteers brought M5’s own personal CNC milling machine back to life! The machine was built from scratch by a recent graduate, Brendan Nichols (MIE), and a group of students that were part of a small class that met once a week. Using a Dremel Tool and some servos, we can now create some small scale projects autonomously. The software allows for either automated use or manual control and supports many file formats, including Google’s own free(!) CAD software, SketchUp.
If you are interested, contact David via email at firstname.lastname@example.org about using the CNC or helping out with creating a stand and shield for the device. So please stop by the shop if youwant to see this machine in action!
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So Fall 2011 is half way over! Its time (already!) to start picking next semester’s classes and get your notes together for finals. We are going to be doing the same thing here at M5! We want to make Spring 2012 at M5 the most student interactive it has ever been. To do this, we’ll be continuing some of our great programs, clubs, workshops and Saturday hours, but we want to serve you better by knowing what YOU want. If you have any ideas, we will be looking for them in the M5 suggestions mailbox, located at the main entrance. Whether you think M5 needs to build a Hadron Collider, or just needs to add a part to the Part Wall, all ideas, suggestions, and feedback will help us get Spring 2012 rockin’ and rollin’…
Date: Monday, October 18, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Location: M5 Mural Hallway
Joanna Zannoni, the Brooklyn-based artist who worked with us last semester on the M5 mural in the parts hallway, will be in throughout the day tomorrow starting at 9 AM to guide us as we expand the mural. We hope to see new as well as old… faces come help us paint. Anyone can come, no experience needed! Come make M5 history as we create this work of art!
Although anyone can stop in anytime, if you know you are definitely going to be there we would appreciate it if you would RSVP.
Posted by Melissa Lau