Meeting Location

Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber FAB Lab

4452 S Beneva Road

Sarasota, FL 34233

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There were 26 members present and 3 guests. The guests were

Rolf Ebert,Kerry Glenn, Lissa Ledbetter

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Presentation

Andrew Wiles and Greg Shroder were the presenters. Greg told us about the center. “Equipped with state-of-the-art machines and materials, the Faulhaber Fab Lab can be used to fabricate your own inventions with the support of knowledgeable staff. Activities in fab labs range from technological empowerment to peer-to-peer project-based technical training, to local problem-solving, to small-scale high-tech business incubation and to grass-roots research.” The Faulhaber’s donated these machines. There is a 3D printer,

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CNC milling and routing machines, metal lathes and mills, embroidery and sewing machines, an electronics lab, and a large format printer. Andrew is there making a boat, using the CNC routing machine to cut the pieces.

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His first boat had been made with hand tools. He is part of a Sarasota Meetup group called Suncoast Makers.

 

Club Business

Turners’ Meet August 18, Denny Wetter’s house

Shop Meet, August 24, John Philips’ house

Next general meeting is September 9, and will be held at Advantage Lumber

Show & Tell

Fred Damianos—bowl

Fred's bowl

John Philips—vase, bowls

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Joe Mathis—fretwork, plaque

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Marvin Stoltzfus—baseball

Andrew Wiles—parts of a boat

Sid Mann—mobile base

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Thelma Proctor—frog box, handle

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Bill Thompson—wine bottle toppers

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Larry Simmons—laptop table

 

Raffle won by

Sid Mann and Steve Kandel