UPDATE: The Tucson Sculpture Festival 2014 catalog is now online.
If you were at the Tucson Sculpture Festival’s opening night on February 1st you may have seen Moheeb Zara from Phoenix’s HeatSync Hackerspace using OpenSkan to create 3D virtual models of attendees. Some were printed out right there on the nearby 3D printer but Xerocraft member KRRRL decided to go a bit further with a few of the scans.
KRRRL had three statues made of willing participants. The statues were milled out of solid styrofoam by Metalphysic Foundry. Check them out in person at the Tucson Sculpture Festival in The Art Gallery, 1122 North Stone Ave.
Full and half-sized Styrofoam 3D mills
3D mill of just a head
Styrofoam mills displayed in the gallery, life and half-sized
Check out KRRRL’s blog here.
It’s back! BICAS is hosting The 2014 Tucson Sculpture Festival. The show kicks off tomorrow at 6pm at The Art Gallery and continues through February 15th. Come see the work of dozens of local artists.
The Tucson Robot Club will be there opening night showing off one of their sculptures.
Moheeb from Phoenix’s HeatSync Hackerspace will also be a guest on opening night. He will be there to scan visitors with his OpenSkan 3D scanner equipment.
Opening Night: February 1, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm at The Art Gallery (1122 North Stone Ave. That’s the corner of Speedway and Stone; the building with the large TUCSON mural painted on the south side).
The Show: February 2 through 15 from 11am to 7pm (open daily) at The Art Gallery and The Sculpture Resource Center (640 North Stone Ave).
Closing Night: February 15 from 6pm to 11pm at The Sculpture Resource Center.
Tucson Sculpture Festival 2014 website
Tucson Sculpture Festival 2013 website
Have you heard of The Pirate Mansion? If you’re an entrepreneur in Tucson who’s looking for a cheap place to live with like-minded people while cultivating your ideas, this may be the place for you.
Work on your business or movement, make friends, bounce ideas off your roommates and take some time off from your own tasks to help folks on theirs. All of this from within the place you call home!
From their website:
Our goal is to keep rent and maintenance of the mansion low so entrepreneurs can squeeze the most out of their finances and focus on their work. There will also be regular collaborative sessions where all of those living in the house can put their brain power and skills together to help out their roommates on their respective projects. Entrepreneurs will also receive high impact coaching & mentoring from investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Click here to apply.
Sweet! EEWeb.com has named our blog their Engineering Site of the Day for January 19th, 2014. EEWeb is a media company and blog focused on serving the engineering community since 2010. They cover a wide range of topics like embedded technology, test and measuring equipment, digital ICs and power management systems. They have community forums, featured member projects, interviews, free schematics and breaking news from the world of electrical and mechanical engineering.
From EEWeb’s blog:
Co-founders Joe Wolin and Cody Miller formed Aspen Labs, LLC in 2007 with the goal of creating a business media company that focuses on the needs of engineers. Their first web product called “eCalc” was launched in 2008 and became an instant success among professionals and students. In 2010, they partnered with Digi-Key Corporation and launched EEWeb, a premier electrical engineering community for hardware designers.
In 2011, Aspen Labs, LLC launched EEWeb Pulse Magazine, a digital publication that highlights content from EEWeb Community.
Aspen Labs positions itself for strong growth into 2012 and beyond through the development of innovative web-based products and services.
Our local FIRST Robotics team, Bit Buckets #4183, is holding a fundraiser on IndieGoGo to fund the build of their next robot for the FIRST Robotics competitions.
From their campaign page:
The Bit Buckets Robotics Team has inquisitive students from nine schools learning the ins and outs of engineering, programming, electronics and fabrication. This group of high school and middle school students come together to enhance their learning capabilities and also have some fun!
Your contributions are essential in order for the team to construct a robot: not just any robot, but one built in only 45 days! Students will supplement the basic kit of parts along with additional hardware, motors, accelerators and potentiometers. Extra donations will be spent on registration fees for the FIRST robotics competitions…
Check out the fundraiser page to pledge and get more info.
And Arizona residents can make a special donation to Bit Buckets through the AZ School Tax Credit. Single residents can donate up to $200 and married couples can donate up to $400. Your generosity can then be written off on your taxes as an educational donation!
Go to Bit Buckets’ website for more information. To download the IRS AZ School Tax Credit form, click here.
What do you get the hacker who needs nothing (because they always fix everything themselves)? How about a gift card for free access to Tucson’s Hackerspace!?
Xerocraft is now offering gift cards for free access to our Members Only Hacks and workshops. They grant you the same privileges as regular paying members for a limited time.
We offer four cards:
- One Month for $50
- Two Months for $90 (save 10%)
- Three Months for $130 (save 12%)
- Six Months for $225 (save 25%)
To order a gift card email us now. A signed liability waiver of file is still required to use our tools.
Happy Holidays from Xerocraft!
With the finishing touch of a switch to turn off the lights, we now have a fully functional entertainment area in the classroom for movies and presentations!
We’ve got a digital overhead projector and roll-up projector screen, a 5.1 surround sound stereo system and a slightly wonky DVD player. We tested the whole thing the other night and it looks and sounds great.
The switch to turn out the classroom lights is located in the doorway to the woodworking area.
We also attached a Lenovo mini computer so users can easily display webpages, YouTube videos and PowerPoint presentations.
In addition to the computer we will also have a number of donated gaming systems connected for more intense Super Smash Bros competitions!
If you’d like to use the classroom or entertainment area sometime, come in and talk to us.