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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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Interesting gizmos at SCRoW

2013.October.5

There were some interesting things to see at Wednesday’s meeting. Richard showed off a little remote-controlled LED thing (that will eventually become a Nerf sentry gun, apparently). The brains of his device is a little tiny Arduino-compatible board called the Digispark. Other teeny-weeny microcontrollers he showed us were a Trinket and an Electric Imp: Richard’s […]

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Raspberry Pi Meetup Tomorrow (9/18)!

2013.September.17

Possible topics include Coder for Raspberry Pi (a simple way to make web stuff), PiUI (turn your RasPi into an access point), or whatever you bring to show. Newbies and old hands are all welcome. See you at 7 Wednesday night.

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Leatherworking Meetup

2013.September.11

Tamara Clammer led another successful leatherworking meetup tonight. Participants managed to twist a strip of leather into a braid (apparently by magic)! Next Seattle Leatherworking Meetup: October 1st.

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