Arduino 2 – Now I know my ABC’s, won’t you come and play with me?

Our latest vlog takes you through the process of designing a more complex program and introduces the concepts of variables and control structures.

News Channel 4 Story on the QC Co-Lab

For those that missed it, here’s the story news channel 4 did on the QC Co-Lab.

Arduino 1 – Getting Started with Arduino and C/C++

A QC Co-Lab video production, this how-to series will get you started with the Arduino. One new video a week destined to transform you from complete newb to Arduino master.

Monthly Business Meeting

This month the QC Co-Lab voted in three new members to our roster. I’m pleased to introduce: * Neal Meeker – High School Teacher * Dave Langkamp – Designer/Fabricator/Tinkerer Extraordinaire * Trevor Fuhs – Amature Super Villian For meeting minutes please see:

QC Co-Lab Introduction to C/C++ Microcontroller Programming

Robots? Check. UAVs? Check. Model Trains? Check. Creepy walking things to scare your girlfriend? Check. Microcontrollers are the marvel of the modern world. With a mastery of these devices you can program anything to do anything anytime for any reason. At the QC Co-Lab’s 6 week intro to micro-controller workshop you will learn to operate ...

ReMade Aims to Bring the Maker Movement Mainstream Again

As we were planning our grand opening event, I received an e-mail from a guy named Chris. Chris talked to me about a documentary he and several other people were filming, and they wanted to come to the QC Co-Lab to feature our space. Not one to turn down free publicity, it was an easy ...

Bronze casting with the crew of QC-Co Lab – Makerbot Blog

Article Title: Bronze casting with the crew of QC-Colab Author: “MakerBlock” Full URL:… Date: 10/01/10 Dave Hinkle, bronze caster extraordinaire, and “pretty good” programmer does a cool writeup of his project for MakerBot’s blog on how he used the MakerBot to create the impression for his sand casting bronze experiment.

QC Co-Lab fosters thinkers, builders in technology field – Quad City Times

Article Title: QC Co-Lab fosters thinkers, builders in technology field Author: Doug Schorpp Full URL:… Date: 9/16/10 A nice writeup out just in time for our grand opening festivities!

Grand Opening was so awesome I couldn’t make a blog post until now…

It’s already been a week and a half and no one’s posted about Grand Opening week? Oh what, that’s MY job? Sheesh… And I suppose you want to hear all about it too, don’t you? I’m not surprised, it was pretty awesome. Overall at the QC Co-Lab grand opening, we had people from 4 neighboring ...

Grand Opening Friday – Flame On!

If you ever wanted to know what 1800 degree (F) bronze looks like, the QC Co-Lab is the place you want to be. David Hinkle (Twitter: @drachs1978) constructed a blast furnace and used it to liquify bronze ingots for sandcasting coins. Tonight’s firing was a dry (or maybe molten) run, and a complete success. Hopefully tomorrow ...