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Nestled away in a row of factory bays as it is, SparkCC can be a little hard to find for newcomers and workshop attendees.
Ever-resourceful Sparker Hannes resolved to find a solution and took to a sheet of stainless steel with his plasma cutter and the SparkCC logo blown up onto tracing paper. A splash of colour was added by way of some yellow and white vinyl:
Et voilà! Now when you come to visit SparkCC for the first time we'll be much easier to find!
There was some great collaborative making going on at our regular meetup on Tuesday.
New Sparker and keen motorcyclist Stu came up with a design for a custom bracket to mount an indicator to the faring of his street bike.
Starting with a prototype made of plasticine Stu worked with our resident CAD wizard Adam to create a 3D model of his design. Adam spends his days modelling auto parts so this was right up his alley...
With a completed 3D model the next question was "Why don't we print it?". The answer was of course, "Why not?".
The assembled Sparkers gathered around the Ordbot and talked tech while we watched Stu and Adam's creation come to life...
30 mins later we had a completed print of Stu's design...
Just another night of making at SparkCC - where ideas become reality!
Last week we took delivery of a very generous donation of surplus tools from the fine gentlemen at the Bateau Bay Men's Shed.
Many thanks to Fred and Richard from BBMS for organising the tools and to Peter and Sue for organising delivery to SparkCC!