On April 6 & 7th, the MakerFX Makerspace Power Racing Team loaded up 5 electric cars and headed to Maker Faire Miami for their first Power Racing Series exhibition race. We were joined by Andrea & Mike from MakeMIA Makerspace (and you might recognize them as part of the Witch Doctor team from Battlebots!) RoadContinue Reading MakerFX Power Racing Team races at Maker Faire Miami!
MakerFX members, along with other makers from ATMakers, Makers Hollow, MakeMIA, FamiLAB, and Tampa Hackerspace worked together under a crazy 3 week deadline to turn Alex’s wheelchair into an epic interactive Bumblebee costume as part of the Magic Wheelchair program Read about the build on the Make Magazine blog. Incredible makers doing incredible things! @MagicWheelchairContinue Reading Bumblebee, a Magic Wheelchair
We at MakerFX are supporting the efforts behind the project at WeTheBuilders.com, and need your help for it to succeed.On Saturday May 12th, we will be using all six 3D Printers at MakerFX and any others we can round up to print pieces for the current project called We the Rosies. This is aContinue Reading We the Rosies
For the past six years at Maker Faire Orlando, members of FamiLab have taught attendees how to solder with a cool little Makey pin with 2 self-flashing LEDs. We’ve been asked for more advanced soldering training, and we responded with the addition of a PIC-microcontroller-based board twinkling several LEDs, and with a switch that can beContinue Reading Advanced soldering training at Maker Faire Orlando 2017
Table Saw Mobile Base This past week I decided that the Craftsman table saw that was donated to MakerFX needed a new stand so the saw would be at the same height as the big work bench. We received the saw mounted onto some form of network rack with wheels, the saw was aboutContinue Reading Shop Projects: Table Saw Stand and Miter Saw Station
Use your maker skills to get prepared for the upcoming 2017 solar Eclipse!
Slicing is the process of taking a model – usually a STL file – and creating commands a 3D printer uses to actually extrude plastic to print the model. There are many different slicing programs available. Some are free and some are paid. Simplify3D is in the paid category and if you can spring forContinue Reading Simplify3D – 7 New Features
At MakerFX, we use the equipment and tools we have to enhance our workspace. We had a need for signage to clarify policies for certain areas and tools. A member used two tools to make the sign below. He used the Epilog Laser to cut a piece of acrylic to size. He then used theContinue Reading DIY Signage
The first workbench for the MakerFX Shop has been completed this past week and it was a blast to build. A few members did research and settled upon a work bench design by Ron Paulk (link to plans: http://www.paulkhomes.com/order-plans.html) Normally the workbench breaks down into multiple, easily transportable to job sites, but for the shop itContinue Reading Paulk Style Workbench for the Woodshop Zone @ MakerFX
It’s awesome having a 3d printer manufacturer in Orlando. We now have 5 DeltaMaker 3D printers available for use thanks to their generous support. These printers are available for use by members and are used during our 3D printing classes. If you would like to learn about 3D printing, you can get started with ourContinue Reading DeltaMaker Printers at MakerFX