As some of you have heard, our laser died. We had to choose between reviving it as-was, or upgrading it. We upgraded it. A little fundraising and a lot of volunteer time, it’s now capable of way more than it ever was before! New types of cuts, better software, Z-axis control, the list goes on!
Volunteers built a new electronics area for Protospace. There’s now a common use computer, and two diagnostics/assembly stations with each their own: hot air/soldering iron, oscilloscope, power supply, and frequency generator. All our electronics tools and components are now at your fingertips!
Protospace puts together a Flood Damaged Electronics repair kit and our volunteers stepped up to man 3 different Repair Cafes this week. This helped to get broken cell phones, laptops, stereos, and other waterlogged electronics back on their feet and away from the dumps after Calgary’s devastating flood damage.
30 Protospace members got what many described as the tour of a lifetime today. A private steam-era museum known as the Canadian Museum of Making. Full-time world-class artisans have been restoring unique machines from the Industrial Revolution for several years on this private collection just outside of Calgary.
Several Protospace members and projects competed in the Western Canadian Robotics Games, hosted in Calgary at the Aerospace Museum.