Aircraft and marimbas. Just another night at the IMRC…

I’m excited that our labs are open until 9pm MWThF this semester.  The making urges don’t stop at 5pm, and it’s great to see our community taking advantage of the new hours.  On the Logilase tonight, we’ve got three seniors from UMaine’s Mechanical Engineering program cutting parts for a remote-piloted aircraft they’re building for a senior capstone project.  I’m really looking forward to seeing how their project develops.  What can I say? As an occasional RC hobbyist, I’ve got a soft spot for custom built UAVs.

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In the Fabrication lab there’s no aircraft, but the rosewood is flying as Phan, one of our community members is making marimbas on the band-saw.  I couldn’t carry a beat to save my life, but I like to see the passion and concentration he puts into his work.


Our new night hours are a great time to work at the IMRC.  There’s often a fair bit going on, which is a fun atmosphere to work in, but there’s always room for more.  We’ve got two laser cutters, four 3D printers, not to mention our woodshop, electronics, and textile labs.  Don’t forget, you don’t have to be a UMaine student to enjoy the IMRC, our facilities are open to all.  Hopefully we’ll see you here some night soon.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]