May 052016
 

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Code Liberation is bringing 8-bit sound to NYCR with a workshop for women next Wednesday.

Who doesn’t love a vintage Atari soundtrack? In this workshop, we’ll teach you to do more than press buttons to this kind of sound, we’ll show you how to build it. We’ll dive into some of the techniques video game pioneers used to create sound. We will cover the basics of electronics and wave form generation using electronic current without a computer. By the time you leave, you’ll be well on your way to being a 8 bitshifter!

More details and tickets are here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/8-bit-analog-synth-workshop-tickets-25233730768

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May 042016
 

We’ve still got room in Saturday’s Laser Cutting class! Come learn how to use our magical laser cutter.

In this three hour class, we’ll walk through all the steps from idea to pressing the “go” button on the laser. We’ll cover safety, basic file preparation, and learn how to do a burninate test to find out if a material is laserable. After the three hours, you’ll have made a plaque for your door, a keychain, a simple box or something slightly ambitious.  (There is lab time for laser cutting, questions and answers, and working with Inkscape, Illustrator, Corel Draw, etc.)

Hurry up and get your tickets!

 

May 022016
 

Trammell Hudson and Kyle McDonald are teaming up to merge two projects to make them great again!

This project makes Kyle’s [and Matt Mets’] “Blind Self Portrait” bot great again by combining it with Trammell’s whiteboard drawing “Polargraph”. The attendees will be able to pose for a portrait that will be drawn life-size on a whiteboard for selfies or flip-chart paper for them to take home.

Grab tickets to get yours

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Apr 262016
 

Nick Brewer is bringing two projects to this year’s Interactive Show, a suitcase photo booth and a tiny arcade cabinet.

I tend to draw inspiration from taking new technology (usually Raspberry Pi’s) and installing it into old/unusual places. The photo booth is actually built out of a suitcase I found in a rural Michigan thrift store, and the portable arcade is designed to look like a nice jewelry box, but with a full game system inside.

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More pictures and technical details after the break.

Buy your tickets for The Interactive Show, May 14th!

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Apr 182016
 

We’ve got two great classes coming up this weekend: our ever-popular laser-cutting class on Saturday, and PCB Design with EAGLE on Sunday.

Once you take our laser-cutting class, you can swing by on any public night to use our laser! Amaaaazing.

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…or take the EAGLE class, and learn how to design your own circuit schematics!

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I mean, or you could take both. Check out the class listings on Eventbrite!

Apr 072016
 

Tickets are on sale for this years Interactive Show and project submissions are starting to roll in. The Interactive Show is our annual party and fundraiser that invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with beats and beers provided.

Join us for a blinkin’ good time!

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There’s still room in the show for new submissions, so come show off your stuff. This year’s theme is #MakeInteractiveGreatAgain. It’s a great excuse to make that delusion-powered hot air cannon you’ve been wanting to build, or put a new twist on an old project and make it even more awesome!

Contact us to submit your project.

Mar 292016
 

Come join us for a Book-Binding Make-Along on April 17th!

From simple folded accordians to fancy-smancy book binding stitches, come to this month’s Make-Along and make yourself a journal or turn a paperback into a hardcover! Grab a ticket and come hang out with us.

 

Never been to a Make-Along before? Make-Alongs are self-guided craft workshops where participants learn new skills, explore new materials, and make great things.

 

Mar 282016
 

Want to learn how to make a website? Sign up for our introductory HTML and CSS class on April 30th!

No previous coding experience expected or required. You’ll learn how to make your own website, add content with HTML, and handle basic styling and positioning with CSS. At the end we’ll show you how to host your site with Github Pages for the world to see!

Tickets are up on EventBrite now.