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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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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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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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