Handmade Music Minneapolis on the 30th

April 26th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak

Handmade music is coming soon, April 30th.

More information at the Handmade Music Minneapolis’s blog

This episode will include John Keston, Kris Peck on Xenharmonic Instruments and Adam Looper with his DIY MIDI controller and some of the Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s student sound synthesis club.

8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Hack Factory

Easter Making: Something a little different.

April 24th, 2011 by otto_pjm

I’m a bit of a curmudgeon about holidays, I enjoy the days themselves, it’s the hoopla around them I can do without. My wife on the other hand is all about the hoopla, the more the better, so this post is Anne’s edible Easter creation for 2011.


The whole coop of chicks



Read the rest of this entry »

Forming and Casting 10x parts

April 22nd, 2011 by otto_pjm

[UPDATE:] Hit the more link, for the latest molding and casting triumphs and failures.

Here’s the latest, my sincere thanks to Bil, Swinkdaddy, and Jude in particular for sharing their knowledge and helping me learn how to do this stuff.

LED bottom disc mold

Read the rest of this entry »

Wednesday Roundup

April 20th, 2011 by otto_pjm

Added some shots of the evening to the Flicker pool, including two of the rainbow I saw driving over, tried to get shot of it over the HackFactory, but it had clouded up by the time I got there.

Rainbow over Franklin Ave

Rainbow over Franklin Ave, enroute to the HF

More pictures here.

Or see the link on the right hand side.

Activities included thermoforming, playing with fire, talking and casting RTV, which I have no shots of. I also added the latest shots of some 10x components.


Minne Maker Faire Re-cap

April 17th, 2011 by Paul Sobczak

Pictures from the 2nd annual Minne-Maker Faire are starting to trickle into the Twin Cities Maker Flickr stream.

The event went well, lots a people, great weather, and a great concert at the end of the night by Mr. Tim Kaiser and JAZARI. If you missed Tim’s music he will be releasing a version of the set on vinyl in the future, see his site for more information. Also if you liked JAZARI’s robot like sounds he was singing with, you can make your own because he built it into a android app called VOLOCO.

The people who displayed were as expected showing off really neat stuff, check Flickr stream to get an idea of what was there.

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Faire. A huge thanks to all of the various sponsors who helped with things ranging from beer to door prizes. Next year’s Faire is set to be around the same time next year, hope to see you there.

« Previous Entries