Automation Night: Wednesday, September 12th at 7pm (tomorrow night!)

Folks, it’s that time of the month again. Join us at Automation Night (formerly DIY CNC night) and be part of the automated manufacturing and design revolution! Get together to discuss, fix, repair, upgrade, and show off 3D printers, routers, laser cutters, and other tools made awesome by computers.

  • WHEN: Wednesday September 12th 7pm (show up early if you want a tour)
  • WHERE: 3519 N Elston Ave, PS:One electronics lab

Typical schedule:

  • 6:45 tour for new people
  • 7:00 introduction round-robin
  • 7:20 guest speaker
  • 7:30 schmoozing, machine repair, demos, etc

This month we have a guest speaker giving a 15 minute talk.

International Manufacturing Technology Show recap by Jeff McAlvay
Jeff McAlvay is attending the IMTS and will give a 15 minute talk about highlights from the show.
The International Manufacturing Technology Show ( is a trade show that is focused on automated manufacturing.  It has about 2000 exhibitors and 80,000 attendees and takes place in Chicago 9/10-9/15.
Jeff is currently working on software projects for McMaster-Carr, an industrial parts reseller.  In the past, he has worked on projects concerned with improving their conveyor systems and has been involved in running a variety of their warehouse operations.  Outside of work, Jeff works on automated manufacturing and distribution at Jeff’s Inventions (  Currently, he is working on an autonomous car and a CNC milling machine conversion.
It’s gonna be a good one this month. See you there!
Longboard designed & fabricated by Bart Dring of

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