Archives: Departments

RC Aviation

Our RC Aviation department is a class of its own. From first-day beginners to advanced flight, building and modification – you are welcome to do it here. The RC Aviation department has access to the rest of the facility, as well, which allows you to integrate your aircraft with the electronics lab, CNC machine shop…

High Voltage

Our high voltage lab is a cornerstone of our demonstrations, programming and videos. We are currently in the process of building a new Tesla coil, and in the meantime have several other major high voltage demonstrations available. This lab is completely restricted, due to its nature. If you are interested in working in high voltage,…

Woodshop

While you are welcome to work with wood in our CNC areas, we also have a full assortment of more traditional woodworking equipment. Our shop is stocked with lathes, saws, a planer, jointer, routers, etc. Anybody can use the machinery, but before you do so for the first time we verify that every member is competent…

Machine Shop

The machine shop is outfitted with a state of the art Haas CNC machine (SR100) as well as a full accouterment of auxiliary tools: grinders, saws, vices, drills, etc. We have a large assortment of tooling available for member use: end mills, drill bits, etc as well as scrap material for practice. The shop is also…

Vehicular Sciences

The Vehicular Sciences Lab is a one of our most popular departments. We have a hoist that can support most vehicles and a large assortment of support tools and machinery. The VSL exists for you to work on your projects. We do not fix vehicles here, but we are more than happy to teach you how to use…

Robotics

Our robotics lab is a place to explore with ideas big or small. We have the showcase KUKA KR-350 robot (affectionately named Project Justin) that is primarily used for demonstrations, but is also available for member use. We have an assortment of smaller robots,  and robotic components, in our Robotics Lab.

Audio/Visual

Our Audio & Visual Department is a primary powerhouse of allowing us to meet our mission needs. Annual we produce content for virtually every department, including training videos for internal use, how-to videos, sponsor videos and our many video series that are independent of any other department, such as our popular Equipment Autopsy and Your Dinosaurs Are Wrong series. At…

Computer Lab

The Computer Lab is a space to work on computers in a literal sense. If you wish to work at your computer, you are welcome to use any desk space in member areas. The Computer Lab is set up to build computers, do maintenance on them, upgrades, etc. Staff are available to help you. We also…

Administration

Our administrative staff exists to help your Geek Group experience work as smoothly as possible. If you require an ID card (or a replacement ID card), help with your waiver, general direction, etc, the administrative staff can assist you. They can also serve as a go-to if you are unsure what department to use, what…

Web

The web lab helps keep day to day operations going. This area includes our website, BÖCSY, and the live stream. BÖCSY is the program we are developing that will be able to keep track of day to day running of the lab. Right now it is used to keep track of staff and members when they…

Electronics

We have an extensive Electronics laboratory set up for building almost anything within the imagination. We have a board mill available for making prototype circuit boards, as well as standard testing equipment, and electronic tools. We also have CAD work stations set up for you to program your circuitry in, whether or not you cut…

Tools & Facility

Tools is a unique department within The Geek Group because tools are available in nearly every department. We have many common tools that are available centrally, as well as specialty tools available in the specific department most relevant. This can range from a common screwdriver to tools that are bolted in place and require prior…

Gift Shop

We have a large assortment of items for sale in our gift shop. Everything we sell was made by different staff members or volunteers at the lab. We are constantly adding new products as we get new tools and equipment to work with. Should you be interested we can do custom works of many of…

Demonstrations

Our demonstrations department is where our field trips take place. We have different field trips available for K-12 students, post-secondary students,  scout groups, and more. Visits last roughly 1-2 hours, and are tailored to specific subjects. Topics that can be covered include: High Voltage & High Energy Physics Manufacturing Astronomy & Space Engineering Robotics Prototype…

Paint & Finishing

We have a paint area suitable to hand-finishing and basic spray paint. We also have two sandblasting booths and some small, related finishing items. We have an array of sandpaper and paints available for short, small uses and encourage you to bring your own if you need a substantial amount.

Rapid Prototyping

The Rapid Prototyping Lab is a setup available to all members that offers an experience unmatched elsewhere. We have six Afinia 3d Printers as well as a Dimension Stratasys 3d Printer. In addition, we have small CNC machinery, a laser cutter and the Rapid Prototype Lab includes access to the same CAD-CAM workstations as in…

Technology Archives

Our archival collection is substantial and unlike anything elsewhere in the world. We actively seek out vintage equipment that is in good, working condition.  It is all available for member use. If you have always wanted to copy over your homework from 1983, now is the time! Or maybe play a video game, code on a…

Arts & Crafts

Our Arts & Crafts department is an area of the building where play happens freely. We have a large assortment of materials that have been recycled for artistic use. We also have the tools to do screen printing, laser cutting, embroidery, stamping, collage, etc. The only Tier-2 machinery in Arts & Crafts are the sewing…