I attended my 2nd meeting at the Milwaukee Makerspace at 2555 S. Lenox St. in Milwaukee. I wanted to get some direction / advice to build a simple rocket launcher.
On the one hand, it was a bit disappointing. There were only a couple of people there working on electronics projects. The guy working on the raspberry pi project did not show up at all. So, I did not get any help or advice for my rocket launcher. I spent about three hours trying to duplicate the circuit on my breadboard but since I have no idea what I am doing, I made little headway.
On the other hand, there were some interesting people there and I did enjoy the conversations. I showed one guy my raspberry pi and we talked about possible ways to use it.
I will go back on Tuesday and a few more times. Maybe there will be different people there and one of them will be willing to give me some basic advice. In the meantime, I found a basic electronics course on instructables that I will take. I also need to get more electronics supplies like male to female jumper cables so I can plan around more with basic circuits. Finally, I need to figure out how to make basic circuit boards.
Anyone with electronics knowledge looking for a challenge? I need a mentor...