Fingerprint Scanner for Garage Door

Fingerprint Scanner for Garage Door
A while back I came across the fingerprint scanners on SparkFun, which had a link to a cool Instructables project. It incorporated AVR coding/flashing, soldering, and drilling holes in my garage, so it seemed like a fun thing to do. I wanted a version with more buttons and a cool lasercut panel, so I did ...

Get involved: donate art supplies

We’re proud to feature Eastern Iowa Upcycle at MakeFest. You can help this group by bringing the following supplies to donate: PAPER Copy paper, cardstock, letterhead, art paper and pads(watercolor pads, drawing paper pads, etc), construction paper, butcher paper rolls, small rolls of paper, large rolls of paper, poster board, paper sample books, select art ...

Annoucing the First Annual QC MakeFest!

The QC Co-Lab is proud to announce the first annual QC MakeFest on July 18th, 2015! The RiverCenter 10a-6p More details to follow, please check the event page for more updates: https://www.qccolab.com/qcmakefest/

QC Co-Lab gives shocking performance @ 3rd Annual CR Makerfaire

QC Co-Lab gives shocking performance @ 3rd Annual CR Makerfaire
A small, but spirited crew made the trip up to Cedar Rapids for the annual Makerfaire, hosted by the Cedar Rapids Metro MakerSpace. Our display consisted of RC Dalek, augmented reality sandbox, Tesla coil, Van De Graaf generator, Jacobs ladder, quadcopter (display only) & plasma ball. The AR sandbox & Tesla coil seemed to have ...

Monthly Movie Night

A huge shout-out to those who got the new projector up and running in time for our monthly movie nights. We here at the Co-Lab Does Committee (CDC) are really appreciative of all of the hard work of the members who researched, proposed, and then installed something the whole lab is going to have fun ...

Sit/stand computer desk built from reclaimed lumber 4

Sit/stand computer desk built from reclaimed lumber
We had a heap of wood. Mark needed a desk. It seemed like the reasonable thing to do.   Update: I got tired of kicking my computer tower under the desk, also the supports between the legs weren’t incredibly sturdy and after a few sit/stand intervals they were loosening up a little bit. I decided ...

Laser Assisted Leather Working Class

Laser Assisted Leather Working Class
David Hinkle will be teaching a leatherworking class on Saturday, May 10th after the meeting (So about 2pm). The class will cover the basics of laser assisted leather working. There will be a $10 charge to cover materials. During the class you’ll make a small QC Co-Lab key chain with a tooled logo. You’ll learn ...

Terrarium Workshop cancelled 3/29

The last Terrarium Workshop scheduled for this Saturday (3/29/14) has, unfortunately, been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We thank everyone that participated this month & we will definitely consider offering the class again in the future. We’re working on offering more classes soon on other topics, so stay tuned!

Terrarium Workshop during March

Terrarium Workshop during March

News Roundup from the Halloween Parade

News Roundup from the Halloween Parade
Everyone that attended the parade last night & helped out had a great time! We will hopefully have a more complete gallery available very soon, but here’s a few links to show off the news coverage we got last night. Awesome job QC Co-Lab!!!! QC Times KWQC-TV6 10pm Newscast WOC 1420