FamiLAB Annual Meeting

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Another year has come and gone, we are another year older and hopefully wiser. This past Saturday, FamiLAB held its annual meeting in our classroom, where we discussed the current state of the lab, its history, and we selected the new members of our board of directors. We replaced three members of our board at the meeting, and I would like to thank the departing board members, Mike King, Jamie Szafran, and Jackie Jeffrey, for their service to the lab. If and when you see them around the LAB, please […]

Lessons from Teaching an Intro Class…

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One of the benefits of having such a diverse and vibrant community as you can find at a decently sized Hackerspace like Familab is access to a wide variety of people with different skills and different levels of proficiency. I came into the lab enthusiastic to learn more about electronics and mechanics for prop design, and brought with me a background in VFX 3D Modelling which I have been applying to 3D Printed prop design that I could pass onto others… or so I thought… My first class today as […]

Help Support FamiLAB on #CyberMonday and #GivingTuesday!

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It’s that time of year again! As the post-Thanksgiving food coma fades and we all realize that the holiday season is upon us, everyone turns to picking out the perfect holiday presents for friends, family, and white elephant gift exchanges. As you do, we’d love to remind you that if you shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3490023 , Amazon donates a portion of eligible purchases to FamiLAB. It’s an easy way to help support our community this winter season (and especially on Cyber Monday)! It’s also almost #GivingTuesday?, a global day of giving […]

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Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Tealights

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In preparation for Halloween, I designed this little home decoration- a tiny tealight holder. A cute pair of pumpkin Jack-O-Lanterns in the theme of comedy/tragedy theatrical masks. Designed to fit standard 38mm diameter LED flickering tealights (not recommended to use with real candles, obviously, as the plastic may melt when exposed to flame). You can find the link to download the models off of Thingiverse HERE.?Included are STL files for: the combined tealight decoration, separate Happy and Sad pumpkins, and just the faces so you could boolean them into your […]

Building a Remote Control Lawn Mower

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Every since the movie ‘Honey I shrunk the Kids’ I’ve wanted a remote control lawnmower. Even more so during July in Florida when the temperature and humidity compete for the high point. I always thought about it but never moved on it until a friend gave me a half finished project before he moved out of state. I’m not sure what he was going to build but he kept all the suspension for from the Jazzy mobility scooter (that’s my best guess as to where these parts came from). Since […]