Jim, our resident CNC guy, has been talking about EnterTRAINment for a couple weeks now and has set down a date for us to go up to check the place out.
EnterTRAINment is a massive model train installation and work group. It is like a hackerspace for train enthusiasts. This weekend they are holding a kind of open house event where you can take tours behind the scenes and see their workshop area.
Check out the event’s wiki page for extended details and also make a reply on the mailing list if you wish to attend.
Many of our members, including myself, have not been to Mendelsons before. Mendelsons is a surplus store that concentrates on electronic parts.
The apparently have everything from brass gears to industrial machinery to the inserts for cash registers.
Mendelsons however is located up in Dayton so we decided to put together a group trip. We will be meeting at the hackerspace building at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 22, 2009.
There is talk about possibly stopping at the IKEA store to pick up people that live north of Cincinnati. If we do so we will be stopping there at 10:00 am.
*Update* We will be stopping at the Ikea parking lot to pick up people. If you want to meet there, please be there by 10:00 am.