Cape Cod Makers Open House December 1st 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cape Cod Maker’s makerspace will be open to the public during the Harwich Cultural Center Holiday Open House. It is a great opportunity to learn what the makerspace has to offer and how you can get involved. The Harwich Cultural Centers  Second Annual Holiday Open House is part of ‘Christmas in Harwich’ celebrations.  In addition to visiting the makerspace the are activities for  kids’, crafts, live music, and open studios from 1:00 – 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

204 Sisson Road, Harwich, Massachusetts 02645

Cape Cod Makers Launchpad November News

The cold weather really seemed to increase productivity at the MakerSpace. This month Rob designed and built a new cart to house the X-carve and its related equipment. The new cart freed up a table in MakerSpace and included soundproofing for the vacuum. Its a great addition to the space!

 

Jesse did a respin on his LegController design and we were able to reflow solder the new card in the toaster oven with no problems. The new design uses more surface mounted components and adds some capacitors to reduce signal noise.

In November we hosted a special Meetup to learn about the great work being done at Adapt the World Labs to assist children with vision and hearing problems. We had a good turn out and learned a lot about their process and how Makers can better apply there skills tohelping solve real world issues

 

Jim also worked on his 3D print of Lincoln’s hand in a plastic doped with bronze powder. The hand design comes straight from the Smithsonian and is based on a 3D scan of the original plaster cast taken from before Lincoln’s inauguration. The hand print took a few tries as the metal doped plastic is not the easiest to use but the final print is incredible. We also learned just how big Lincoln really was

Can’t Find It? Just Make It!

At our Open House event in July a gentleman stopped by with an interesting problem. He had a display cabinet with a glass door and a broken hinge. The original hinge’s bracket was made out of pot metal, a cast metal infamous for cracking, and well… it had cracked in half. He had searched for a replacement part to no avail. At Cape Cod Makers we say if you can’t find it, just make it! In a few hours one of our resident mechanical mavens, Rob Wilson, had a prototype designed and ready for the 3D printer. If you want to learn Do-It-Yourself skills like this, stop by our next Open House or consider joining the LaunchPad MakerSpace.