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Kickstarter Unveiled: Saturday 10/26

2013.October.21

Jigsaw’s own Ben Dobyns will be conducting a workshop on Kickstarter this Saturday starting at 10AM. Ben and Zombie Orpheus Entertainment have been remarkably successful at raising funds via Kickstarter, and he’ll be sharing the secrets of his success. More info and registration (required) at http://womeninfilmseattle.org/workshops.htm

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Quick trip to VHS (Vancouver Hack Space)

2013.October.21

I salvaged an otherwise disappointing Sunday in Vancouver by visiting VHS. VHS member John gave a tour of the space and showed off his tricopter. I was really impressed with the space and took a lot of pictures in the hope we can steal some of their ideas.

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“Never on Sunday”

2013.October.21

On the davinci mailing list, in a thread bemoaning the lack of electronics stores in Seattle, Matthew Dockrey piped up that Vancouver BC has a block containing *two* electronics stores (O RLY?). Well, your humble blogger happened to be in Vancouver yesterday and found said block. Just as Matthew had said, Lee’s Electronics and Main […]

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Inaugural Hack and Tell a Success!

2013.October.12

Alex Clemmer hosted the first Seattle Hack and Tell on Thursday. He showed off his Apple //e LISP machine and described the trials and tribulations he went through to make it work. (More info) Michael Truog presented cloudi, an Erlang-based personal cloud computing platform. He calls is “a cloud at the lowest level” which is […]

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Unity 3D class off to a good start!

2013.October.10

On Tuesday, Curtis led us through the basics of Unity 3D, a game development system. To get the ball rolling, he showed us how to create (wait for it) a rolling ball controlled by the keyboard. This was actually pretty cool. In the classes to follow, Curtis will build on that foundation to teach us […]

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Intro to Game Development with Unity

2013.October.6

On Tuesday the 8th, new Jigsaw member Curtis Himel will teach the basics of game development with Unity, an increasingly-popular game engine used by both indies and large studios. With the engine integrated directly into the development environment, Unity is (relatively) easy to use and allow real-time changes to your game with immediate results. Making […]

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Interesting gizmos at SCRoW

2013.October.5

There were some interesting things to see at Wednesday’s meeting. Richard showed off a little remote-controlled LED thing (that will eventually become a Nerf sentry gun, apparently). The brains of his device is a little tiny Arduino-compatible board called the Digispark. Other teeny-weeny microcontrollers he showed us were a Trinket and an Electric Imp: Richard’s […]

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Raspberry Pi Meetup Tomorrow (9/18)!

2013.September.17

Possible topics include Coder for Raspberry Pi (a simple way to make web stuff), PiUI (turn your RasPi into an access point), or whatever you bring to show. Newbies and old hands are all welcome. See you at 7 Wednesday night.

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