When: Saturday August 2, 11am-4pm
Where: Home of Richard and Lynn Rasmussen – 3191 Baldwin Ave, Makawao Hawaii 96768
(map link http://goo.gl/maps/3hVNF )
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Who: Open to Public. Under 18 requires presence of parent or legal guardian.
Liability wavers (available on-site) must be signed to attend.
No children under 10yrs, please. And only if they are participating.
What: Learn to use Dremel rotary and multi-max tools, help us make at least 2 “instructables” documenting how-to projects with them.
The event itself is free. We will have a small quantity of materials for use. Perhaps some larger pieces available at cost. Instructables has provided us with 5 dremel Model 4000 rotary tools and three Multi-Max MM30 Oscillating tools, along with a supply of bits (5x of the 3 sets pictured below) etc.
What to Bring:
- Your Project Ideas (and supplies – wood, plexiglas, glue, nails, etc)
- Your own eye protection, dust mask, and other safety gear.
- Your own dremel and/or other tools (while we have some, more is more!) MARK YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT!! write your name on it so it leaves with you.
- Sack lunch, beverage, and something to share if you like.
- Digital Camera/Video/laptop/smartphone – to help document the projects
(Note Instructables has apps for both IOS and Android
What Kind of Dremel Project?
Great question. Most projects might use a Dremel for only a small task (cutting bolts, sanding finish, etc) This would be fine for practice and maybe an intro-to-dremel instructable. Other projects might feature the tools – carving/engraving wood/acrylic sculptures, trimming pet’s nails.
Dremel has a video showing some quick ideas: cut metal pipe, wire shelving, nails; remove grout, drill/shape/sand wood
Why: we have been given over $1000 worth of Dremel tools for our makerspace, on the condition that we host a build night (day), give a 15minute safety presentation, and create at least two “instructables” (text/pics/video how to for the website http://www.instructables.com ) Again, the background on their sponsorship is on their blog page: http://www.instructables.com/community/July-2014-Build-Night-with-Dremel/
If we do a good job with this project & make some cool instructables (extra points for blog posts), Instructables will keep us on the list for more supplies and tools.
Please come out and help! If you don’t have a project in mind, come help document.