One of our members, Dennis Nikolaidis of Animusing Productions, used his superb 3D modeling and design skills to create a model of a propeller toy that he had engineered.
It was then printed on one of our 3D printers, assembled, and tested right here at the Fablocker space.
It worked on it's maiden flight! However, Dennis has already identified several ways to make improvements.
That's the great thing about rapid prototyping technology such as RepRap printers--you can quickly and cheaply print out your products, see how well the design worked, make improvements and reprint for further testing.
Here is another video of more testing:
As you can tell from the video, there is still plenty of work left to do when it comes to calibrating the quadcopter for proper flight balance... which only means more video updates coming soon : )
Slides from the Presention
Also, don't forget to check out their site for the Burlington Mini Maker Faire.
Let us know that you are attending by registering for ioXchange w/your e-mail.
A few weeks ago we were visited by the band CMKT4 who taught a workshop about how to build contact microphones using Creme DeMentia EconoMIC kits.
I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity and put together two microphones (both of which worked!). My friend let me use an amp to test with, and I brought in my guitar to see if the mic would work as an acoustic guitar pick-up and turn my cheapo acoustic guitar into an acoustic-electric guitar.
I recorded one of the visitors at the hackerspace strumming away at the guitar through my phone (that's why the quality isn't very good). But, hopefully, you get the idea : )
We didn't mention but there are also some podcasts like Exotic Liability and Social-Engineering.org podcast. Listen to them from episode 1 on to get the most imformational value out of them. Exotic Liability is not SFW, but very honest and blunt about what it's like to work in information security and pen testing and doesn't pull punches. Think of it as Info Sec after hours.
There is a FALE meeting this Sunday and a private FB group for it if you want to be added, bug Matt if you want to be added to it. Also, there is a conference ...