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Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement by John Baichtal

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Project 5. Bronze-Melting Blast Furnace

It’s traditional for hackerspaces to create a coin design with the hackerspace logo and then output it on a 3D printer. Quad Cities Co-Lab took their coin design one huge step forward by making theirs in bronze with the help of a homemade blast furnace.

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Credit: Zak Kupua

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Hackerspace Profile: Quad City Co-Lab

Location:

Quad City Co-Lab

1033 East 53rd Street

Davenport, IA 52807

www.qccolab.com

Organizational type:

Iowa nonprofit, 501(3)c pending

Founding date: April 2010

Number of members: 20

Dues: $30/month ...

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