Spring Build Night

Congratulations to all who converged on the MSU Maker Space rm# 2228 Engineering Building on March 23 for MSUARC’s Spring Build Night!

The magical aroma of solder was in the air as 12 club members constructed a capacitance meter (right). The device reads out the values on the 4 element LED display and can also feed data through an interface in real time to a laptop computer.

The club treasury provided funds for the kits and our group was able to take advantage of the full resources of the Maker Space for soldering irons and other tools.

Special thanks to Gregg, WB8LZG for making the arrangements and to Dennis, KB8ZQZ for watching over us as we tried to read resistor values and place the components into the right spots on the PC board.

Gregg WB8LZG gives a thumbs up while Ed, W8EO concentrates on construction.
Anton, KK6NA pays attention to detail as he applies solder to a connection.

February Meeting: 3D Printing!

Once upon a time, it was the province of science fiction, but creating three dimensional objects with a printer is now a common activity and the device can be found in a number of student residence hall rooms across campus. We learned the ins and outs of 3D printing from Michigan State University engineering freshman, Jacob Bruner KW4EV at the February club meeting. Did you miss it. Watch the Facebook Live Replay, below.