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2013.February.5
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Teardown Thursdays Report 2013-01-31

2013.February.3

Ned’s current project is the old pipetting machine that’s been sitting around for a while. The pipetting stuff is gone, but what remains is a 3-axis machine that’s begging to be turned into some sort of CNC tool. All Ned has to do is figure out how to control it. He has determined that there […]

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SCRoW Report 2013-01-30

2013.January.31

Ed and Mike made their first visit to the ‘Saw. Ed brought along his work-in-progress robot. Ultimately he intends to mount an Android device to give his robot vision capability. He and Mike told me a bit about Android programming, which they made sound kind of fun.Speaking of Android programming, Pat was busy at a […]

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Leather Mask Workshop Report

2013.January.31

New Jigsaw member Tamara led a workshop on making leather masks, and I attended. The first step was creating the outline of the mask. After several iterations of sketching designs on paper and cutting them out, I ended up with something I thought was reasonable. I traced the design onto a piece of vegetable-tanned leather […]

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Teardown Thursday! – Report 2013-01-24

2013.January.24

  [SOUND ONLY - SORRY]   This weekly event at Jigsaw Renaissance, hosted by Ned Konz, will examine and learn from the design and construction of the tech items that we use but often never fully understand. You’ll learn about how to quickly reverse-engineer and re-use manufactured objects, paying special attention to understanding systems and […]

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SCRoW Report 2013-01-16

2013.January.19

New member Rick worked on a little Arduino project, controlling a servo by analog joystick. First-time visitor Brian showed us a little sensor board that communicates with his phone via BlueTooth. Pretty cool! The usual suspects were there too. I worked on a little binary number toy for the Big-Brained Superheroes Club, where I volunteer. […]

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Farewell to Sam

2013.January.19

On 1/13, Sam Farrazaino was surprised by a large group of INScape denizens who had gathered at Jigsaw to bid him adieu. After he recovered from his shock, he gave a heartfelt little speech, we had some food and drink, and wandered down the hall to hear Mark Nettleton and the Bitsyras Band. Sam’s hard […]

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Magic Realism

2013.January.11

Magic Realism Discover your internal divine inspiration (Weekly Meetup – Free, donation requested) This is a free prerequisite class for the “Cinematic Magic Realism Workshop”. Fellow Explorer!! Come and join us on the journey of creation! As an oyster only needs one crystalline grain of sand to create a pearl, an artist only requires an […]

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