Mini Maker Un-faire DIY Fair @ MLKJr Library

MLK Library“The Adaptive Services Division of the DC Public Library will host a Mini Maker Un-faire DIY (Do It Yourself) Fair in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The Library is accessible from the Gallery Place and Metro Center subway stops.” More…

HacDC will be among the participating organizations at this event.

Admission is free. Register at


Prusa Mendel Rolls Along

Slowly but surely, the Prusa Mendel is forming. After a misguided attempt at using imperial washers where metric was called for, this past Monday we completed the static frame. Next, we’ll cut plates for the print platform and assemble the axes. As always, if you want to be involved, come hang out at Microcontroller Mondays, and for the behind-the-scenes scoop, head over to the wiki page.

Prusa Mendel is GO

This Monday we began the first stages of a project to build a Prusa Mendel. The Prusa Mendel is a species of RepRap, a DIY 3D printer that can print parts to make a copy of itself, in addition to any other plastic widget you can dream up. We’re still gathering materials, but if you drop by Microcontroller Mondays over the next couple months you should be able to see the build in action, and maybe help out! To follow along, stay tuned here, or for the messy reality, check out the wiki page.