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Quick battery check, bounce = bad.

Recently at the lab we were looking at AA batteries and I brought up the bounce test to determine whether an alkaline battery is good or bad. I could not remember the details at the moment but this video explains in good detail. TL;DR; Bad batteries bounce, good batteries bounce less.

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We are proud to be involved with the upcoming Chattanooga Mini Maker Faire! CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 29, 2014) – As a growing number of Chattanoogans embrace the global maker movement, local organizers are working to expand the spirit behind it by launching the region’s first Mini Maker Faire. The event, which celebrates invention, creativity and […]

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Find us on Google+ Communities

All of our updates can be found on the Chatt*lab Makerspace Google+ Community. Please visit our page there.

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ChattLab’s very own Lee Walker is hosting the first annual Chattanooga Drupal Camp on Saturday, November 9th, 2013. Drupal is a popular, free open-source modular framework and content management system (CMS) written in the programming language PHP. Drupal Camp Chattanooga is an attendee-driven, completely volunteer initiative modeled after the open, participatory nature of barcamps. The […]

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Maker Resources from Charles Guan

Charles Guan gave a great maker presentation at DragonCon: https://plus.google.com/108592267518230419667/posts/b9vPdjmmVf2

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Open for Membership!

That’s correct…we are officially taking memberships on a go forward basis. We’ve worked hard to get the people and process in place to make this happen. It is almost certainly not perfect but we can begin the process of building our membership. We’ve combined what other makerspaces have learned to roll out a membership process […]

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The Force is With Us

Last night we were delighted to have one of our largest turnouts with many new faces. Dan Baker, local mold-making expert turned graphic designer, who has piloted a replica R2D2 for years. This was a lot of fun as who doesn’t like R2? Dan gave us the full tour of the build (he brought his […]

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  So, you want to learn to solder?  Purchase a seat for our Soldering workshop.  Our brother makerspace at the Public Library has been generous enough to provide space for this workshop that Chatt*Lab will be teaching.  Many thanks to Nate and Meg for providing a location.  We hope to do future workshops at our […]

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State of the *Lab

Glad to report we have a few areas of progress since the last post. Our goal has been to prep the space for membership by June 1, 2013. Some accomplishments include: The most important: An energetic attendance of a variety of folks from the community! The space is secured with locks at each entrance/exit. We are […]

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Golden Age — Using Failure

From having several mentors at different stages in my life, I have noted two parameters that trend with age. This observation may be neither unique nor profound, but as a scientist, observe I must. The first is that as we get older, our bodies fail us. The second is that, as we age, our minds […]

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