Our “Hard Space” is designed for dirty work from metal/wood working to pottery, and everything in between.
Our “Soft Space” is designed for socializing, collaboration, entertainment, clean-work, and more.
The patio area and soft space are the perfect mix for a relaxed environment, promoting positive energy and community spirit.
Now that we’re officially up and running, The Forge is annoucing a Call for Equipment to help us put together the tools needed to outfit our workshop. If you or someone you know might be interested in donating or sponsoring a piece of equipment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
60-Watt Laser Cutter
CNC Milling Machines
Vacuum Forming System
Heat Strip Bending System
Injection Molding System
Computer-Controlled Vinyl Cutter
Powder Coating System
Hand-Held Plasma Cutter
Sheet Metal Spot Welder
Sheet Metal Brake
Rotary Sheet Metal Punch
Sheet Metal Corner Notcher
English Wheel and Planishing Hammer
Sheet Metal Shear
Sheet Metal Roller
Metal Grinders and Sanders
Metal Chop Saw
Metal Horizontal Band Saw
Metal Vertical Band Saw
Electronics Testing and Soldering Equipment
CNC Wood Router System
SawStop Cabinet Table Saw
Wood Band Saw
Vertical Milling Machines
The Forge hit a major milestone recently when we took ownership of our first “bridgeport” style turret mill. A mill like this is one of the key tools needed for metal fabrication and we’re honored to have it in our space. Many, many thanks to Lorillard, here local to Greensboro, for their donation and patience while we figured out how to move it.
In addition to the donation, a couple of our members have literally decades of personal experience with this very machine. We’re all looking forward to it providing decades of future service to the community.
Also, a thank you to our neighbors at Gibb’s Hundred brewing who used their fork lift to unload the mill. Thanks, John, Mark, and Sasha!
115 W. Lewis St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
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Introduction to Arduino
Arduino is an open source physical computing platform consisting of a microcontroller board and a development environment designed in a relatively user friendly manner – to write software that can sense and control aspects the physical world. It is commonly used in the development and implementation of interactive art as well as hobbyist and prototype electronics. The board’s inputs can be used for a number of sensors, and its outputs can control motors, LEDs, servos, etc…
The group followed a workshop designed by Karen Niemczyk and taught last year at UNC. The hands on workshop explored some of the capabilities of the Arduino, including its potential both as a standalone solution or paired with Processing on your computer.
We looked into the basic lay-out of the Arduino & how to connect hardware as well as basic programming skills needed for building an Arduino application. Explanation of some of the hardware fundamentals such as use of a breadboard, schematics, and possible power sources were lightly covered. Everyone designed and started an application using LEDs and a switch.
The Art+Tech meetup meets here at the Forge the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month at 7:00 PM and cover a variety of subject matter, as well as providing a safe and comfortable environment to present and discuss personal projects. More information is available at http://www.meetup.com/Triad-Art-Tech/