Extraordinary first cuts made with the new Torchmate 4800 plasma table in the Draper & Maynard Makerspace. The plasma torch is used to cut materials, such as steel plate, up to 1″ in thickness. Using an electrical arc, compressed air is sent through to the tip where the atmosphere itself is ignited, creating plasma. Generating temperatures five times the heat of the surface of the sun,
Welcoming Iron Irwini (IRON) and Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish (JAMMY). Our recommended Ubuntu Linux workstation build, featuring ROS (Robotics Operating System) and Gazebo simulator for this academic year. You can use these systems to program robots, Arduinos, Pis, for your projects and test your ideas. “Iron” Release Information: https://docs.ros.org/en/iron/Releases/Release-Iron-Irwini.html ROS 2 Documentation: https://docs.ros.org/en/iron/index.html
[CLICK HERE TO VIEW] The Draper & Maynard Makerspace at Plymouth State University maintains a current facility layout in a browser-accessible 3D file. By clicking “Properties” and then on any piece of equipment, you will see a description and link to the equipment manufacturer’s information page.
The first CnC files were run for an external project partner on December 20th, 2019. This was the first job run on the new ShopBot PRSAlpha 9660, since its assembly was completed. Their mural, a pro-bono project for a school district, will be featured on this site soon.
David J. Glass writes about the four elements of experiment design: the framework, the system, the experiment, and the model. Based on his course, the work is very concise. A part of our on-site lending library. Just ask! Here is a review at the NIH: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4280443/
Required Safety Orientations are starting up again. If you would like to do work in the space, please take a look at the EVENTS schedule. Orientation for a large group can be scheduled.
There was a spectacular failure on the Ultimaker last week, with rather gorgeous results.
To facilitate 3D Printing in metal, a new venting system has been run to the roof of the Draper & Maynard building.
Interested in robots? Our Turtlebot3 is here to try out, and does not require enrollment in any particular class! As one of the many cross-cluster features of the space, you can discover your interests with this kit. Available for all skill levels for on-site use! http://www.robotis.us/turtlebot-3/