RUG/New York Albany And Greater Capital District

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Welcome to all from the Capital District

This group is to help spread the RepRap within the Greater Capital District Area which includes the following Cities: Albany Schenectady Troy Berkshire And the surrounding Suburbs and cities

Meetings

Currently I don't know anyone else in the Capital District who is working on a RepRap. To begin meetings please email me at owais@yeacademy.org


Location

RepRap Map http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&oe=UTF8&num=200&start=200&msa=0&msid=209848571665463176413.0004409098b1c5b712553&ll=42.740331,-73.65346&spn=0.036751,0.104628&z=14&iwloc=00049daa5227ff75c0fd9

Time

Arbitrarily: 7pm Tuesday every other week, starting with the second Tuesday in March. (edit this)

Nearby Robot Hobby Clubs

Young Engineers Academy - Teaching how to Use LEGO NXT Platform to build robots and program using ROBOLab linear programming software [1]

Keyword searches to help you find Geek Groups Meetups

(keywords: your town, artist-run center, artbot, barcamp, dorkbot, experimental media, ham radio, linux, arduino, blender, circuit bending, RC aircraft, rocketry, cnc, etc.) This will require a few google searches, where you enter your town and one of the keywords above into the following string: "Your Town" keyword (meetup OR meeting OR group OR club OR society OR workshop OR hobby) [dorkbot.org] [www.arduino.cc]

  • Local/Nearest FabLab or Techshop,
  • Community College with a Machine Shop that people can use?
  • CNC Group Meetups on cnczone.com or otherwise

[www.google.ca]

Official RepRap Suppliers

Local Suppliers

Local Shops may be better or worse than buying from online retailers. This depends on your local shops and what you're getting. Stepper motors you'll want to get online, steel rod - perhaps not. Fasteners, it depends. You may want to check your yellow pages to look these up, as opposed to online.

  • Local Steel Suppliers (e.g. Construction suppliers)
  • Local Bearing Suppliers (Skateboard Shop)
  • Local Fastener Suppliers
  • Local Electronics Suppliers

http://www.digikey.com/

  • Local Machine Tool/Industrial Supply, (Occasionally unwelcome to hobbyists, but who knows?)
  • Local Electronics Surplus Shop

You may want to check: http://www.repairfaq.org

  • Local Jeweler's Supply Shop

(For all those tiny drill bits for the nozzles.)

Members

Projects

Me currently building the Huxley. TechZone sent me the wrong powersupply, so I am still waiting on connecting the motors after I test their heat levels.

Once I am done, I am willing to provide parts and other services which will help students and educators in the Greater Capital District Area to build their own RepRaps and implement it in their curriculum.

Photo on 2011-02-22 at 09.04.jpg

Yes I do smile in photos. This isn't a facebook picture ofcourse :P