Check out one of our partners, Mach 30. They have meetings online via Google Hangouts every Thursday!
While this blog has been quiet, we have been rather productive.
Aaron Harper has been working with Jeremy Wright of Mach 30 to enhance and update the Shepard Test Stand as well as the Ground Station. Design improvements are based on the need and/or desire to kitify both projects.
There have been discussions on how to best update ODE as well. The website has some issues that need resolved by either an update or new code. It has also come to the attention of those that work with ODE, that they have created a Virtual Makers Space.
Last, but not least, Aaron has retooled his workshop to be more efficient and will be making various adjustments as time and funding allows. Further adjustments will be made when kits for Shephard or the ground station begin production.
Yesterday was our Yuri’s Night Party with Mach 30. We had two maker spaces and our local high school involved as well as various members of Mach 30. It was a good time in spite of a few glitches.
First of all, Aaron had some issues with the Ground station he built. Some of the parts didn’t come in until the last minute. Then after he ran the first test, something died. Our suspect was the USB driver or actual port on his netbook. This meant that while we could show some things, there wasn’t going to be a live demonstration of the Ground Station. Aaron stayed up all night trying to fix it, but it just wasn’t meant to be.
Then there were some issues with me getting onto the high school network. The John Mall High School login server shut down, and our IT guy was out of range. So, I grabbed Mr. Somera and the three students and we came over to our house. Luckily, we arrived just in time to start the party.
Here is the video of the party. We all had a good time.
While this is a few years old, it is still good. It’s always good to hear people talk about what moves them. This is an interview with Mach 30’s president and vice president, J. Simmons and Greg Moran.