What is being made at Montrose Makerspace right now?
For all the nerdy details including real-time tool path “Gcode viewer” – check out OctoPrint
To support us: visit https://www.gofundme.com/montrosemakerspace
Got 10 minutes? Let Jamie Leben of Loveland, CO enlighten you!
Montrose Makerspace is proud to announce our 2nd edition of Montrose Minecraft Night – Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at Montrose Proximity Space (210 Main ST).
This event is FREE to attend, but you must register in advance! Registration closes on Friday December 16th at 6pm.
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Learning computer science is easy, and it’s never too early to start!
By using hands-on games and activities, we gently introduce the concepts of Computer Science (aka “Writing Code”) to students of Elementary/Middle school
Montrose Makerspace volunteers will be hosting self-paced Computer Science courses for students in Elementary and Middle School this summer, guiding students through the code.org CodeStudio curriculum.
(Sorry, June courses are full. Please check back soon for our next course offering.)
Sorry, enrollment has closed. Please check back soon for our next offering
Montrose Makerspace created some custom-made show-control software (ShowDynamIX) to help the 2016 San Juan Independent Film Festival host a seamless theater production at Montrose Pavilion this year.
Here’s a screenshot of our projector control dashboard:
Continue reading to learn more about our software project!
Montrose Library District hosted a Tech Petting Zoo in the Margaret H. Gill Children’s room, and we brought some of our favorite “Animals” to share!
The event was a huge hit, over 111 kids and parents showed up to ask questions and learn about new technology and tools that can be used for cool projects at home.
Nathan, Geoff, Chuck and Andrew had so much fun, we might have to do this again real soon!
Joystick-controlled lego magnet arm!
Here’s the most ridiculously technology overloaded chicken coop door opener. Just how much stuff can we use? Its not to make the project more complicated, its to learn about more of the wonderful tools available to all makers, inventors and engineers worldwide.
Custom circuit board, WiFi, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D modeling, 3D printing, motor control, solar powered, JSON over TCP, MeteorJS, mongodb, redis, bootstrap, responsive and reactive browser dashboard on a 2.8″ TFT display. All this replaces a piece of string. Sound ridiculous? well it is.
07:35 Mechanical Door Slide and Motor Test #1
10:15 FreeCAD 3D Pulley Modeling
19:29 ReplicatorG Slicing
23:00 3D printing of pulley #2
23:44 Removal of support material
24:50 Motor Test #2 with pulley #2
26:59 Final Installation
30:45 Solar Panel Installation and 2 Eggs
31:24 Meteor Webkit Dashboard Implementation
Grand Junction, Mountain Village, Telluride and Montrose have teamed up to host a region-wide Startup Weekend for entrepreneurs, developers and designers in Western Colorado! This is the first regional Startup Weekend in Western Colorado, and everyone is invited. This collaboration is built upon the belief that we’re better together, and is the first of many regional events to come.
If you have an idea for a new tech startup that you’d like to see, or even if you don’t know what you’d create, but you want to be a part of something amazing, register today! We promise, this will be an event you do not want to miss. Nothing quite compares to the experience of creating a viable company—not to mention lasting relationships—in one weekend.
For more info, or to sign up, click here: Western Colorado Startup Weekend
Here’s a performance demo I worked on this morning.