Blacksburg's Workshop

Annual Meeting on February 10th


Virginia law requires us to have an annual meeting every year, so we’re going to have one on Tuesday, February 10th at 8 PM at the space. The agenda for the meeting is here. If there’s anything you’d like to add, feel free; it is a wiki, after all.

Hope to see you there!

3D Printer Troubleshooting Extravaganza

Hello everyone! There will be a board meeting today at 7 PM, and then a general meeting at 7:30. The agenda for the general meeting is here.

At 8 PM we will be having our 3D printer work session, where we will be doing some troubleshooting on our print controller; the Arduino/RAMPS board is not driving the motors at all.

Hope to see everyone there!

Work Sessions

Hi everyone! There will be no business meeting tonight. Instead, we’re going to have an Open Work Session starting at 7 PM. At 8 PM, we’ll be having a 3D printer work session, where we will (hopefully) be installing some electronics.

Hope to see you all there!

Welcome to 2015!

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great generic winter holiday!

First, as usual we’ll be having our meetings as scheduled on January 6th – Board Meeting at 7 PM, General Meeting at 7:30. We’ve got a few business items to talk about. The agenda for the general meeting can be found here.

Also, we’ll be having a work session at 8 PM, as well as our first 3D printer meeting of the year. We’ve received the electronics for the 3D printer, so exciting things will be happening!

Finally, as we head into 2015, we will need support more than ever to deal with operating expenses and to get the 3D printer operational. If you’ve been thinking about becoming a member, now’s the time. See here for more details.

Thanks, as always, for your support, and here’s to a great year!

3D Printer Electronics Meeting Tomorrow

Work on the 3D printer continues! We ordered the electronics last week, so hopefully they should be here by the meeting. If so, we’ll be checking them out. If not, we’ll have some more discussion on what model to build.

We decided last meeting that we’re going to build a model based on the Prusa i3 or a similar T-framed model. It may be the i3 itself or one of its derivatives, depending on what the group feels is best. We value everyone’s input, so we hope to see you there!