The foundry can used to cast aluminum using a sand cast mold system.
To use the foundry independently, two people must be present. Both the person pouring and the person who is the safety backup person must have completed the safety certification course.
To be fully certified, the certification class and four independent pours are required. Often these can happen during the certification class. If not, there are always pour times set up at the end of every certification class for this purpose. Class is by request.
There is a cost of $5.00 per pour to cover the gas.
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Tinkermill has the best station inside the Longmont City limits for working DX and is definitely within the top 10 stations in Boulder county in that regard.
The main antenna is a Mosley Pro-67 mounted at 65 feet on a Rohn-25G tower. This antenna covers 40m (3el), 30m (1el), 20m (3el), 17m (2el), 15m(3el), 12m (2el) and 10m (4el). The antenna is turned with a Yaesu G2800 rotor. We also have 2 dipole antennas for 80 amd 160m.
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TinkerMill has a small paint booth to finish your creations. We limit the material to latex based finishes. Is currently not in working order, project needs a few champions to get it going again.
The IT Infrastructure at TinkerMill consists of a few desktops, laptops and printers distributed throughout the facility for use by members. There are a few dedicated machine side PC’s for interfacing with pieces of equipment such as the Laser cutter, the ShopBot and 3D printers. In addition we have a small hypervised server infrastructure for local monitoring and backup functions.
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