Our western wall in the Makerspace had fallen into disrepair, and Michael Cullerot decided to step up and fix it.
Making use of our woodworking tooling, he cut plywood down to size to stop the breeze. Followed by some paint, and a stencil cut out on our laser cutter, he took the biggest eyesore in the building and made it an eye-catching section of our industrial area. It even has a blackboard on it for design mockups now!
A generous benefactor donated a combination shear/brake/roller to the Makerspace (all donations to the space are tax deductible, by the way). It’s capable of light-duty sheet metal cutting, bending, and rolling into curved shapes.
We also acquired a larger sheet metal brake, which allows us to bend much heavier metals much more precisely.
Both tools will be tuned up and ready for use by the end of September.
The Granite State Cosplay meetup is a recurring social event for everyone who makes, wears, or just enjoys cosplay. Held every third Wednesday of the month at Manchester Makerspace, this meetup is a great place to share techniques, tell stories, and learn from each other! Makerspace is a shared studio space with many and varied fabrication tools, as well as a volunteer staff with plenty of experience and willingness to help.
The event will also feature Cosplay Event Organizer (from NH to CA and everywhere in between) Pat Covey, for Q&A and discussion about what goes into setting up cosplay events at comic cons!
Join us at the Manchester Makerspace:
7-9 p.m., October 18th, 2017
36 Old Granite St, Manchester, NH 03101
One of our members’ friends Chris recently broke one of the front wheels on her wheelchair, and asked if there was some way we could repair it while she awaited her new chair. I happily agreed to get a little extra practice in with our new TIG welder before I provide training on it. When the broken part showed up, it was in pretty rough shape. With a bit of measuring and fitup, I tack welded the broken pieces into place.
From here, I could put all the pieces back together and ensure that everything that should move could move, and that I wasn’t blocking the whee’s path.
To ensure that this didn’t happen again, I cut a small reinforcement plate out of some scrap aluminum we had lying around the shop.
While I was really in it for the welding practice, it’s especially nice to help someone regain their mobility again.
Chris seems to like it, too!