Fire consumes TheMakersWorkbench Lab.


On the afternoon of July 16 2012 my home was struck by lightening which led to my work room catching fire.The fire consumed the room along with an adjacent bedroom. I lost my RepRap, all of my development boards and supporting hardware. Also lost was a laptop, file server, and many tools. At this point I have no idea when I will be able to post new content. This is a devestating blow to both myself and TheMakersWorkbench. We are in the process of a complete website redesign on a new server with an all new look. I had big plans and a series of tutorials planned around Digilent's Cerebot cK line as well as the Raspberry Pi and some pretty cool Arduino tutorials. I also lost all of my custom PC gear and have no idea how long it will take me to build that back up. I plan on keeping the Workbench alive and will as time and finances alow, create new content. My prized soldering setup is a total loss as is everything else in the room. I lost my Airbrushing gear, all of my photography gear, and brand new HD webcam which was purchased with the intent of creating some nice video tutorials and reviews. 
This is what is left of my workbench. 
For those of you who do not follow us on facebook, this is what it use to look like. 
I only have a single arduino compatible board left and it is actually a seeeduino with a Atmega 168 on it. If any manufactures or retailers would like to donate any hardware, components or tools I would greatly appreciate it and can offer free advertising in exchange. If you would like to get intouch with me please send an email to [email protected] Thanks again for your years of support and loyal devotion. You guys are the reason I continue to keep this site up. 

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