Here’s to a year of fun and enlightening making!
Prince Rupert’s Drop
A man caught the moment in slow motion video that a piece of glass known as the Prince Rupert’s Drop withstood a bullet fired at close range. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4450266/Bullets-fired-Prince-Rupert-s-Drop-does-nothing.html#ixzz4fT9HebeY
TENNESSEE TEACHER CRACKS ADOBE’S SEMAPHORE CODE
The secret code transmitted by the San Jose Semaphore has had mathematicians and puzzle fans stumped for over four-and-a-half years, but Jimmy Waters, a high school math teacher from Knoxville, Tennessee, just solved the mystery. The SJ Semaphore’s hidden message…
Feb 4 Gathering/Arduino Reboot
We welcomed Blizzard back after a brief medical leave and covered the history of the Arduino and the blink routine. Then added the fade in and out ability with an explanation of how that works. Professor Mayhem shared the progress on…
Professor Mayhem announced the project for the next week (time TBD) is bolting the top part of the EOC together. The structural steel person and the engineer know each other, so that should help. Mayhem will do an e-blast when more is known, to alert available monkeys to the event. N8 came in with a […]
Last spring monkeyworks engineers began scheming their next offering for the 2014 Nashville Mini Maker Faire. The ideas that emerged seemed ambitious. It had to be big, loud and excite the attendees, especially the kids. Turns out it was a Hit! What it was was Wonky Pong. An approximately 6′ 8″ square featuring a grid […]
Meeting was at Professor Mayhem’s. Thanks for the eats and hosting Prof! Poozr and the Prof were creating the cap for Poozr’s light project on the 3D printer. Once completed the pieces were fitted together and tested. The LEDs inside changed color on demand and could be seen through the white plastic. Even the circuit […]
A lot was covered this evening. Many hours of interesting, educational and snicker-inspiring play this evening. Some of the things were: The difference between learning Math and learning Maths: The tools of calculus, trigonometry, algebra, etc. When asked “does it have a PID” you will know what the heck they’re talking about. Proportional Integral Derivatives […]
Tonight Professor Mayhem demonstrated a smd hot air rework tool to remove a surface mount part and replace using ChipQuick tack flux and rework solder paste. Everyone got to try their hand, each with successful removal and reapply.