The latest copy of The Journal (April 2020) is now available online. You can see a list of all available online copies of The Journal here.
AnyMeeting and Video-conferencing - a How-to guide
SMEE uses the AnyMeeting software application to allow members to participate in video-conferences and online meetings.
To find out how to join an online meeting in SMEE, please go to this page for more information.
We look forward to seeing you online!
Coronavirus and Marshall House
SMEE Competition results
We now have an area of the web site dedicated to reports of SMEE competitions. The results of the 2019 Annual Competition, along with pointers to notes on the models concerned, can be found via this page. Congratulations to all competition entrants and especially prize-winners. Even if you were not awarded a prize, there’s a good chance that your entry on display has put ideas into the heads of other members and maybe will inspire them to enter next year!
Back issues of the Journal (1992 onwards)
As of today, the collection of back issues of The Journal goes back to 1992, and right up to the latest version hot off the press (December 2019). Many thanks to Mike Tilby for his work in scanning back copies which are now easily available to all of us via the web site.
The index to the list of available issues of The Journal is available HERE.
2020 Training Courses - dates and prices
The Training Course page now has all the dates and prices for the 2020 season. Click on the link for more information, including links to details of each course.
SMEE discussion forums
We now have a number of discussion forums on the web site, available to SMEE members. As well as a couple of “special interest” forums for the Engine Builders’ Group and Digital Group. we also have a general discussion forum (ask questions, make suggestions, answer other members’ questions) and a buy/sell/exchange forum where you can post details of items for sale or wanted, or just to give away to get them out of your workshop!
All forums are open to all SMEE members and everyone is invited to participate. This is a way for members who are unable to get to Marshall House on a regular basis to participate a little more in the activities of the Society.
Just go to the “Members” drop-down menu above (just under the title bar on every page) and select “SMEE Members’ Forums” to see a list of all forums, or click on the links above. Look forward to seeing you there!
SMEE website reliability problems
Some of you might have suffered because of the website problems we have had a couple of times in the last month or so. It seems that it is nothing to do with our site, but the hosting service we use has had some issues that have affected us. They believe that they know where the problems are, and are looking for a suitable solution.
In the meantime, if you go to one of our pages and get a “404 Page not found” error, don’t worry about it, and try again later. I try to keep track of the site but you can always drop me an email just to warn me that something isn’t right. Emails to email@example.com, please. As soon as I see or hear of a problem, I shall chase the hosting service to fix it as quickly as possible – unfortunately I cannot fix it myself.
Thanks for your understanding,
A further episode in "Building a Desktop CNC Milling Machine"
A further episode (part 23) of this series on a home-built CNC-milling-machine-from-scratch has now been added. Take a look and see how the project is progressing.
3D CAD and Fusion 360 tutorial series
The 3D CAD and Fusion 360 tutorial series has now started running online. The first session was held on 4th March with more to come and was presented via a live video-conferencing link to around 15 participants.
All sessions are being recorded and are available to all SMEE members. If any member is interested in taking a look or even joining in, the recordings are available via the Digital Group programme page. Just click on the date of the session in the programme grid to run the recording. There is also a support forum on the SMEE website where participants can post questions or discuss techniques. They can even find their homework there!
If you would like to know more about these tutorials, please contact the Digital Group Coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org. If you were unable to see the initial sessions live but have been watching the recordings, you are also welcome to join the forum to ask questions and see all the discussions to date. Again, contact the DG Coordinator to get access to the forum.