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Pew-Pew Pewsday: Laser night at the Node

If you haven’t yet heard, we’ve got a sweet new laser cutter, and it’s just super awesome.    It can etch into and cut through tons of different materials.  It’s also super easy to design files for.  Any 2 color bitmap file can be engraved, and any .dxf vector file (all the common design programs […]


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New Node t-shirt, made at the Node!

I made a 50/50 mix of bleach and water, and put it into a spray bottle. I used Inkscape to convert the .svg of the node logo into a .dxf file by simply opening the svg and saving it as .dxf which imports easily into the LaserCut5.3 software. I cut the Node logo out of […]


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New Toy — Laser Cutter

The Node’s new 80W 900mmX600mm laser cutter is up and running. We are still testing it and learning how to make the best engravings and cuts and to use the software best. Special thanks to Todd Blatt, Marty McGuire, Amy Hurst, John Grant, Mark Huson, Michael Diedrick, Maze Lee, John Cutonilli, and many other members […]


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MAKE: Meetup – 2nd Annual 3D Printer Meetup THIS THURSDAY 11/14!

Got plans on Thursday November 14th?  You do now!  Come out to the Node to participate in the second annual 3d printer meetup hosted by Make: online and in person.  People from all over the world (currently 36 countries) in hackerspaces and similar places  are gathering in physical locations and joining up on a Google+ […]


hand-carved wooden Node sign

New Node Sign 1

Our special thanks go out to friend-of-the-Node Tom Riley for making us a beautiful hand-carved folding wooden sign with the Node logo. If you’re having trouble spotting the Node on OpenHack night, check for the sign–hopefully it’s out.


new tables (unfinished)

New tables for the front room 1

We’re through living like college freshman on mom’s old card table (and soon will be living like college juniors on something we cobbled together ourselves). Over the past couple weeks, we’ve built a pair of 6′x4′ farmhouse-style tables in the Node’s fully-functional woodshop. After we’re done sanding and finishing the tables they will go in […]


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Workshop with Peter Blasser! 3

What: The High Zero Festival of Experimental Music presents a Shnth Workshop with Peter Blasser in which participants assemble their own Shnth, a completely customizable handheld analog/digital synthesizer with unusual tactile controls, and then learn to program it via Peter’s custom software. The instrument itself is made from hardwoods that Peter collects and cuts himself […]


goodies from Maker Media

Freebies from Maker Media

As recently noted, Sherry Huss, VP of Maker Media (the O’Reilly spinoff which puts on Make Magazine and Maker Faire) recently paid the Node a visit. In addition to some exciting time with her at OpenHack, she left is a big box of goodies. We’d like to thank Sherry for a great time and the […]


The More You Node: 3D Printing Shapeways Edition

  Come on down the the Node on Thursday June 20th at 7pm for the Shapeways Baltimore Meetup! Lots of people will be here showing off their prints, talking about Shapeways and 3d printing.  Hope you can make it!  RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/ShapewaysCommunity/Baltimore/971622/ I’ll also be bringing my shiny new Google Glass so you’ll be able to […]