Last nights modlab was a blast (ModLab is the open house of ArtEngine the Ottawa HackSpace).
A newcomer made his first solder connection!
Lots of microprocessor and Arduino activity. An LED game of life. A controller for an autonomous quadracopter (in progress), a musical hat and much more.
Also the new laser was sitting around. This will have a lot of positive impact on the space I’m sure. Currently a solution for air cleaning is being looked at.
I had my drawbots running. I found that it runs nicely on 9v or 6v for motor power. You get .7A and .5A respectively. Quieter on 6v. Also we ran the same drawing more than once and observed some reasonable repeatability.
We actually made a happy face with the drawbot. Mike cooked up a happy face and transferred the data into the drawbot.
I attended a brief aftersocial at a Scottish pub but kept it very short and light since I was pretty bushed.