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SCRoW + Arduino Meetup!


The Seattle Arduino Meetup met up at Jigsaw last night, bringing in lots of people. Not a lot of SCRoW activity, as everyone wanted to hear Bob Harris’s presentation on the internals of the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Following the talk, something odd happened. For some reason, Monica decided to lick a 9V battery. I […]

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May Day SCRoW Report


Pictured above is Akisa from Germany (his hackerspace: RaumZeitLabor). He’s traveling down the coast doing a tour of hackerspaces. Jigsaw was his first stop. Here he’s talking to Meredith, Tom, and Budi. There was quite a bit of activity during SCRoW last night, like actual soldering, coding, and robotics! Team Elcano was hard at work, […]

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There’s a new [robotic] sheriff in town…


Jigsaw’s own Tim Clemans hosted the King County Sheriff’s Office last night to demonstrate robots used by the Bomb Squad and SWAT teams.  Wow, what a great demonstration and crowd on hand for the festivities. The main robot on display here is made by iRobot, of Roomba fame.  The model seen here was used extensively in Iraq […]

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Mask Making, Anyone?


Jigsaw desk member Tamara Clammer is a professional mask maker and runs Face Odd Masks.  She also hosts the Seattle Leatherworking Meetup seen here in Jigsaw’s classroom:

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Arduino Meetup Report


The Arduino Meetup met at Jigsaw last Friday. The night’s project was to make strands of EL (electroluminescent) wire beat to members’ own pulses. Using the Arduino-compatible pulse sensor, available at, and the EL Escudo from SparkFun, members soldered, assembled and programmed all evening. One of the most difficult activities was attaching JST pins […]

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Circuit Board Cookies!


Monica is busy making circuit board cookies for tonight’s Arduino meetup. They’re so realistic!

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“Build a 3D Printer” Workshop on Saturday


Space is limited for Scott’s inaugural 3D printer workshop on Saturday. Over the course of five hours, you will build your very own 3D printer. Email Scott for more information and to reserve your spot. Don’t worry, there will be other workshops if you can’t get in this time. In the video below, you can […]

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Happy 10011th Birthday, Danny!


This week’s SCRoW was enlivened by a surprise birthday celebration for Danny. Jigsaw’s resident whiz-kid turned 19, so there were five candles on the cake, some lit, some dark, in the pattern on-off-off-on-on (19 in binary). Many happy returns, Danny!

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