When my mother was 10 years old, my grandfather purchased a rotating tree stand.  They don’t make them like this anymore.  It’s sturdy cast aluminum with a brush contact for powering the lights, and strong enough to rotate a real tree.  It ran for 56 years, but last year when I turned on the lights, it wouldn’t make a full rotation without throwing the house circuit breaker.  Pictured below is my Karosel Model R-100-B manufactured by the Kresky Manufacturing Company.

I opened it up and performed an inspection:

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Our event last week, Make Ornament, was a huge success! For one thing, I only wasted one ornament learning to laser-engrave. But also, we had a great turnout! Thanks to everyone who visited and shared holiday cheer with us.

Here are some of the ornaments people made!

 

On Nov 25th makers Michele and Jeff Cotten were able to visit Athens Makerspace in Greece.

Pictured above are Michele, Jeff, and Constantinos Zervos, one of the founding members of Athens Makerspace.

Athens Makerspace had just recently celebrated its two year anniversary!

Pictured above is the global map hung up at Makers Local 256.  Jeff and Michele are pointing to the new pin inserted at the Athens location.

It’s that time of year again! Retro Game and Computing Night 2017 is upon us. We are allowing all games and systems released pre-2000.

There will be all kinds of systems and games, SNES, SEGA, NES, GameBoy, Atari, as well as Amigas and other computers. We may even have a LAN setup for old school games like Duke Nukem 3D and Starcraft. We will also have the grill going. Feel free to bring your own systems and/or games.

Please come join us, play some games, meet new people and see our space. Also, remember your donations will help us continue to do events like these.

If you’d like a buy a shirt with this year’s Starfox-themed RGCN logo, we will have a few available for sale at the event. We’ll have limited quantities, so grab one early!

October 21, 2017 4pm-11pm
414 Stevens Ave.
Huntsville, AL 35801

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/519925251681385/