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Raspberry Pi Meetup Update

2013.August.22

Jigsaw Renaissance hosted its Raspberry Pi meetup last night. Danny Black taught everyone how to use Python’s CherryPy package to set up a simple web server on your Raspberry Pi. And Michael Park showed us his Motorola Atrix Laptop Dock that’s been hacked to be a keyboard, mouse, and portable battery pack. Amazing! Jigsaw is […]

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Jigsaw is Awesome!

2013.June.10

How do you know Jigsaw Renaissance is an amazing community?  Because we use our powers for awesome!

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Bring Your Project

2013.June.5

It’s always satisfying when a perfectly good electronics item can be rescued from the trash. Take this poor Magnavox mini TV. Sound worked, but no video. Popping open the case revealed a capacitor that had obviously blown up.  A little disassembly and soldering of a new cap later, and the TV came back to life […]

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Inscape Summer Arts Festival

2013.June.3

What a great day for Jigsaw!  Yesterday, the Inscape Arts Building (where Jigsaw is a tenant) had its quarterly arts festival.  We were packed with great folks checking out our space, and I was able to grab a few photos:

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How influential are you?

2013.May.22

Jigsaw Space Manager, Tim Clemans, has started a new GitHub project called Influence API to develop web services enabling developers to integrate optimized communications features in their apps. Fork the repository on GitHub here, and email Tim if you’d like to join the project.

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Making Jigsaw

2013.May.6

What a find Jigsaw member Steve made recently!  Seizing the opportunity to save some stuff from the dumpster while an Inscape Building neighbour was moving out, Steve found a number of gems that will enhance Jigsaw.  One of which is this piece of AV furniture which is sturdy with nice castors: If only we had a picture of […]

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Elcano Vehicle Build Nears Completion

2013.April.30

Jigsaw’s resident autonomous vehicle expert, Tyler Folsom, nears completion of the build phase of his Elcano vehicle for the Elcano Autonomous Vehicle Project. Team Elcano is a sponsor of the Transportation Research Board‘s conference on challenges and opportunities for vehicle automation—one of the world’s biggest vehicle automation conferences.   Hosted by transportation research board of the […]

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Game On for The Gamers!

2013.April.18

Zombie Orpheus Entertainment—prolific film company and Jigsaw coworking space member—is running a fantastic Kickstarter campaign. ZOE has engaged with a partner in Ontario, Canada, to film onsite two web miniseries projects set in the world of their existing film series “The Gamers”.  With work already happening on the new Gamers and Journey Quest series (in addition to […]

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