Every Wednesday from 7 to 10pm open to the public. Bring your project, work on it, or bring your ears and voice and talk about whatever. If you have never been to the Hack Factory, or are curious, this is a great opportunity to get to know the place, and the people.
In other news TC Maker membership has crossed the 60 Thank you TCMaker Members.
Some shots from the ongoing Wednesday Open Hack Nights that happen ever so often at the Hack Factory. I got the chance to test out my new toy a Cannon’s s95. There was as always lots of neat stuff going on, The unveiling of the TCMaker Bat Signal, and the long neglected Hack Factory Sign started to get some color, a new member showed off his lock picks and was given his complimentary plastic coordinated box, plus other stuffs. A few new people checked the place out, it was pretty fun.
On another note there are lots of awesome things going on in the way of classes and talks at the Factory
Pictures from Last week’s Wednesday Open House Hack, that happens every week. Lots of stuff going on as usual.
For those of you thinking about coming down and checking out the hack factory you are more than welcome. A good way to go about it is to wander around and ask people what they are up to, we are a friendly bunch. It’s also recommended to bring a laptop along if you want to stay a bit longer, we got the wifi thing happening. People start showing up around 6~6:30 open house starts at 7:00pm, and people start filtering out around 9~11pm. Bring cool projects to show off if you are, indeed working on something or things!
This week we are also trying to do a showing of Make:Live. This is set to happens at 8:00pm
Update: Jwb can’t make it, so if someone is willing to set this up go for it.
Lots of shots of the happenings from February 2nd. There are some pictures of my (Paul) failed attempt at filling a tape cast full of foam to be entered into our Roundabout dog contest.
Also Videoman took a video of the shop showing what it looks like on a Wednesday @ the Hack Factory in the middle of winter in Minneapolis.
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.
In an effort to capture an overview of the projects going on at the Hack Factory and introduce some of the TC Makers who have had less online exposure due to being more stuff than bits people here is the first of a likely irregular series of the Wednesday Night Roundup.
In no particular order here are some of the people and projects happening on Wednesday December 15th. ( I took lots of pictures, most were bad, and a fair portion completely unusable hopefully things will go better next time, similarly I’m easily distracted and the HF is known for having not only lots of shinny objects, but also squirrels, so my understanding of the details, or even the general idea of the projects maybe incorrect )
In the Classroom / Lounge area:
Steve was starting on
an Arduino project
using input from a pneumatic ,
or perhaps hydraulic sensor.
Jim was also
working on an
he had mouse positional
a servo with some high
tech coat hanger
The goal as I understand it
is to use visual feedback
to allow the servo to balance
Twin Cities Maker (TC Maker) is a community group based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Our mission is to make, share, and learn.
We have opened a maker space/hackerspace for members to build projects using various media and technologies, from wood and metal working to electronics to fabrics and beyond. We call our space the Hack Factory.
Open house Wed: 7-9pm
The Hack Factory
3119 East 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406