Altium CircuitMaker

There is a new kid on the block to compete with existing free PCB design software such as Eagle , KiCAD, gEDA, and DesignSpark. Altium recently opened a public beta of their new free PCB design tool, CircuitMaker. CircuitMaker is

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Spring Open House and Grand Reopening

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We’ve been hard at work moving PaxSpace into a larger facility and upgrading our spaces. Come stop by this Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm to see the new place, learn about PaxSpace’s offerings, or become a member of PaxSpace! Come

A little carpentry never hurt anyone.

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The wife wanted a shelf on the counter top for spices and such. And while I was at it could I remove the Lousy Susans and put a shelf there too? Sure! Why not. Doesn’t have to be fancy and

Adjustable Dado Jig

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I have a walk-in closet which recently underwent a rapid unplanned disassembly of sorts: To avoid future problems, I am going to replace the wire closet shelves with some sturdier shelves constructed mostly from 3/4″ plywood. My plan for construction

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IR Lap Timing Project for FPV Quadcopter racing

I made some progress on the Quad Copter lap Timing system this past week.  I have completed the Transmitter portion, see the pics below. What you are seeing is a long Start bit followed by 0b0010000 plus parity. Modulation is

A NEWBie perspective to building a 3D Printer

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I’m a noob to several things. I just joined the PaxSpace in mid-August. Never even heard of a Makerspace until a few days earlier when my wife mentioned PaxSpace. I know she just wanted me out of the house. I’m OK

Time to start fixing things again!

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Who remembers having a View-Master as a kid? You know…that plastic binoculars-looking toy that used thin cardboard disks containing seven stereoscopic 3D images. Well, somebody gave my kids an electric Star Wars version this year for the holidays. Instead of

PaxSpace Kids Micro Pumpkin Chuckin’

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At our PaxSpace Kids Lab two months ago we had a blast building bridges using nothing more than popsicle sticks. There was one problem…we still had a ton of popsicle sticks left over. We’ve been trying to come up with

Fall Open House

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Now that fall weather has finally started to descend on Southern Maryland it is time to start thinking about how to stay warm. Why not join PaxSpace?! With our three (almost four!) 3D printers, CNC router, laser engraver (coming soon), computer lab,

Help us grow!

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As we approach the one year anniversary of PaxSpace opening our doors, I’ve begun to reflect on everything we have accomplished. As a business, our biggest accomplishment was becoming a 501c3 nonprofit organization. This was our goal from the start,

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