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SCRoW Report 2/26

2014.February.28

Rich brought along a few iterations of the Hack-E-Bot, a low-cost educational robot he’s developing. Cool laser-cut pieces! Marina enlisted Xandon to assist in her project to make interactive stairs, the goal being to make taking the stairs more fun. Xandon has a Kinect and has written software to play musical tones as people walk […]

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Raspberry Pi Meetup notes 12/18

2013.December.23

The meeting kicked off with Eva’s RasPi-controlled Christmas tree–very cool! JR’s own Alan W shared his courageous story of getting ssh to work. Newcomer Dennis wanted to get an infrared motion detector working with his Raspberry Pi but didn’t know where to start, so some of the more experienced folks showed him how to edit […]

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Tensegrity!

2013.December.17

Steve found some surgical tubing in the rummage pile in the basement, so tonight during Project Night, he cut up some 2x2s, made loops of the tubing, and with a lot of effort and bruised knuckles, ended up with this example of tensegrity: Pretty amazing! In other news, don’t forget the Raspberry Pi meetup at […]

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Hello Kitties!

2013.December.5

Ceramics artist and Jigsaw member Ling Chun has just put up an installation as part of the Storefronts Seattle program. It’s an interactive animatronic piece consisting of eight maneki-nekos that do “the wave” when people pass by. Check it out at the Publix Hotel on 5th Ave, just a couple of blocks from Jigsaw. Here […]

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Raspberry Pi Meetup Report

2013.November.21

A very interesting meetup last night. We had three presentations. First, Rutger gave an overview of RasPi basics for the newbies. Then Alan told us about BitTorrentSync and how he’s installed it on his Raspberry Pi to make his own personal “Dropbox”-like system. Finally, Steven showed off something amazing: an old school Mac with a […]

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Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon this weekend

2013.November.6

This weekend, November 8-10, hackathons will be taking place all over the world in memory of Aaron Swartz. Jigsaw is hosting the Seattle hackathon. The event will bring together the varied communities that Aaron touched to figure out how the important problems of the world connect, and to share the load of working on those […]

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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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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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