Joshua Pritt

Closed until after Hurricane Matthew

Due to Hurricane Matthew we will be hard locking the front door in case of a long duration power outage.  We will open back up sometime on Friday, Saturday morning or whenever the storm has passed.  We will send out an email to all members and the meetup.com list to let everyone know.

Makerspace Organizers Meeting in Washington DC

I was invited to the Nation of Makers meeting at the White House August 24th. During the day I work as an Engineering Specialist at a local Defense/Aerospace Company. Evenings and weekends I volunteer my time helping to organize Melbourne MakerSpace as an Education Officer and a member of its board of directors. www.melbournemakerspace.org What …

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We have a new mill!

We’ve added a new metalworking mill to our list of tools available at the Melbourne Makerspace.  Now everyone can include metal parts into their projects and prototypes like aluminum covers for control panels, metal parts for custom latches and levers, and even molds for plastic and rubber parts! A few of us were required to …

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Turn ESP8266 wifi module into fake WeMo switch for Amazon Echo

Do you want to do home automation on a dime?  Sure we all do!  So instead of paying $40-50 per outlet, how about $10-15 (or less!)?  Here’s what you’ll need: ESP8266 module = http://goo.gl/eXgLSy = Ebay $1.92 with free shipping. 5V – AC Relay Switch = http://goo.gl/tQ1Q8F = Ebay $3.75 free shipping. 3.3v/5v Breadboard Power Supply = http://goo.gl/XlqIyq …

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