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Get ready for October Skies!
Build Nights are held at the HMS Beagle from 6 to 8 pm.
Sept 11 - We're building rockets, you can choose from three options:
Sept. 18 - Build an electronic launch controller, the parts will be available at a special price of $10 for this build only. This controller will feature:
All these rockets may be flown at the annual "October Sky" rocket launch on October 6 at the HMS Beagle parking lot.
Graduation ceremonies for Metropolitan Community College students featured Missouri's Governor Jay Nixon giving the keynote address. To show MCC's appreciation, the Governor was presented with this one-of-a-kind bait cast fishing reel and display box. Parts for this replica of a 1937 Shakespeare casting reel were machined by David Hawkins receiving his A.A.S degree that night.
This box is an original creation by Jen Dec, lab technician with the Fab Lab. This unique design features a hide away front panel with Channel Catfish the Missouri State fish. The box lid features engraved text commemorating the work of MCC students and personnel along with their appreciation for the Governor's commencement address.
The two tone appearance is from using a light Birdseye Maple along with African Padauke which gives it the reddish color.
For more information check out the MCCKC Insider article "Two MCC artisans create unique thank-you gift for Gov. Nixon".
Build Night - May 15 Steampunk mask (leather cutting and dyeing).
We will be designing and making the pattern for our steampunk mask. The type of mask is like a dust mask. It will fit over the nose and mouth.
We had a great start with room for new people to join.
We need to add tops and bottoms and a hinge.
First night building the Benchtop Power Supplies.
We were looking into having a build night to work on amplifier
We will be brassing and antiqueing and adding the fiddley bits.
Steampunk goggles. It is finally here and just in time for Riverfest Mini Maker Faire. We will be constructing goggles out of materials you bring. So look around your house and your friends house for potential goggle materials. Bring extra to share.
Here is a list of possibilities:
McDonald milk bottles with lids,
V8 bottles with lids,
any plastic bottles with lids,
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