This page is for the membership to track pledges and status for current group buys.
Get a second lathe for the metal shop that has a larger capacity and more power. People would need to be signed off and make a couple projects on the smaller existing Southbend lathe.
|Marcus||Will Match up $1000|
Supplies on their way, 2“ dies already in the cabinet in Craft Lab
New dies will work with existing button maker
See Aluminum Anodizing Station page!
Lets make stuff from plastic, add your pledge below…. We can make molds using the Tormach!!!
This is on an auction site no guarantees here. Note: I'v kept the naming of the machine vague here so outside prospective bidders don't stumble across it while researching it. Please do not post the make, model, or location of the machine until the auction concludes Dec 19 in the evening.
|Pete P||$10||$10||PayPal to Larry|
It was determined that a fire had started in a bank of battery chargers. The fire spread to the entire stand of batteries and chargers. One school employee was taken to the hospital due to smoke inhalation suffered while using a fire extinguisher. The fire was contained to the robotics laboratory. Damage is estimated at $45,000 to $50,000. Fox6 article
Let's see if we can help get the school's Robotics Lab up and running again.
Total: $125 - DELIVERED!
The South Bend lathe would be much more useful if it had a digital read out, a digital readout(DRO) measures the actual movement of the axis and then displays the information on a screen. The Bridgeport mill along with the Gorton mill already have DROs. Using DROs account for backlash and generally make it easier for beginners and advanced users to make accurate parts.
We are purchasing a Tormach 770 Vertical Milling Center with automatic tool changer. It is currently being used as a demo machine in their lobby. Until we pick it up we're unsure what options will be included.
|Tony W (Match)||$800||YES||Dwolla|
|Adrian Volden||$150||YES||Drop Box|
|Bret Daniel||$50||YES||Drop Box|
|Markus Schneider||$300||YES||Drop Box|
|Steven L. Barnicki||$200|
|Individual pledges:||$ 4,940|
|Matching pledges||$ 5,740|
|Total pledges and match:||$10,680|
|Still Owed:||$ 300|
Buy a selection of components to refurbish the 60 watt laser cutter: - Bearings - Rubber “wheels”
More Information: <insert link>
Items ordered 10/13
Buy a brick with the Makerspace Logo at the Tesla Museum.
Google Group Post: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/milwaukeemakerspace/5yAG44dExcI/fvlN73sH7boJ
Buy a plastic bending machine for bending acrylic and other plastics
More Information: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/plastic-bending-machine
More Information: http://www.cartesianco.com/