How to Win: A winner will be chosen on February 23rd based on Random.org’s decidedly geeky atmospheric noise random number generator. The more dogs you enter, the better chance you have to win.
For those of you in the Minneapolis area, a few brave souls, myself included will be at TCmaker’s weekly Wednesday hack meting on February 2nd, and we will be putting together some roundabout dogs. The meetings are informal and open to the public and usually start around 7pm or so.
A few shots from Jan. 26th’s open meeting at the Hack Factory, lots of interesting things going on, a few things of note.
Two bows (the bow and arrow type) were being built, a successful foray into C turned some addressable Led lights into an array that spoke of “Hey Jude”, a new permutation of the arduino The Arduino Stripper saw the light of day and half a dozen or so were sold for 10 bucks a piece. The makerbot got introduced to Hunter S. Thompson’s double thumb.
The Hack Fac got introduced to Make’s new streaming show, Make: Live. Wayne started to try un-hacking the garage remote control that stopped working after the first attempt. Mike had his gloves on cleaning the gears of a piece of our equipment that has seen better days. Paul lost to Mat several times at Go.
It was a great night, a lot of other stuff was happening that I didn’t get a chance to take photos of. It was great seeing everyone. See you guys at this weekend’s Handmade Music: Minneapolis Hmmm4
Short video of a work in progress at the Hack Factory. These LED are addressable.
Get ready for the next Pecha Kucha #6, and this one is perfect for all us Makers, as the topic is “Handmade”. I suggest any and all folks submit a talk, I would love to see other folks from the Hack Factory presenting! It’s about 6 minutes, or 20 slides advanced every 20 seconds.
I’ll be teaching a “Fundamentals of Electronics” class on February 1 and 3 (Tuesday and Thursday) at the Hack Factory.
The intent of this class is to lay a ground work for understanding what electronics is, why we do it, how it relates to the real world, and to provide some introductory tools for getting started tinkering.
For more information, check out the Eventbrite page. Class size is limited to five students, so register soon!
Nick Bauman will be going over some of the basics of plasma cutting on January 6th at the Hack Factory. More information about the plasma cutter event is over on the Fourm. Photo by dav.
The plasma cutter will cut anything that conducts electricity, although I think some things you could theoretically cut you would not ever want to, such as magnesium or galvanized steel. Everything you mention can be cut by this plasma cutter.
2010 Clothes line racing in review, enjoy some of the photos in this flickr slideshow. Photo by tirsek.
TC Maker would also like to extend a big thanks to the wonderful people over at Make: Magazine who donated many gifts for the occasion, and to Bill Gurstelle who sent us an autographed book. Thanks Bill and Make!
The TCMaker Wiki has been overhauled! We’ve moved over to DokuWiki, cleaned out the cruft and laid the groundwork for The Future. Work continues, so expect lots of non-existent pages for a bit. More info after the jump…