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Retrocomputing Meetup Today!


Today in the classroom, the Seattle Retro-Computing Society will be hosting a four-way joint meeting with the Puget Sound Commodore Users’ Group (PSCUG), the Portland Commodore Users’ Group (PDXCUG), and the Microsoft Retro Computing and Gaming group. The trip down Core Memory Lane starts at 1:00.

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Raspberry Pi and SCRoW


I saw a video on how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a laptop of sorts. It sounded neat, so I bought an Atrix 4G dock and the requisite cables. Last night, Danny helped me splice the cables together per the video, and mirabile dictu, it worked! Mark your calendar: In three weeks, Rob Bishop […]

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Inscape Summer Arts Festival


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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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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