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One day after a successful inaugural Raspberry Pi meetup, JR hosted Rob Bishop of Rob’s been barnstorming across the country to talk about the Raspberry Pi. He spoke for about two hours and answered questions, then gave us a sneak preview of something top secret, so forget I said anything. Rob’s arrival was a […]

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Retrocomputing Meetup Photos

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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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Making stuff at the Saw


A small sample of the stuff people are making at Jigsaw nowadays: Anton’s been building a 3-D printer with Scott’s help. Here’s Anton putting the finishing touches on it: Danny’s been working on a pneumatic cylinder for Halloween animatronics. Today he was experimenting with making a piston out of Instamorph moldable plastic. Taking a piece […]

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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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Door Lock Prototype Test


With the help of Steve Devine, I cobbled together a proof-of-concept door lock (or more precisely, a doorknob-turner). It’s a small step toward a “keyless” entry system. As you can see, it works, but it’s pretty darn Rube Goldbergy. If you have some ideas for improving it, leave a comment or come to SCRoW Wednesday […]

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Support GWOB (Geeks Without Bound)


Willow Brugh, one of the founder of Jigsaw Renaissance and now the Director of Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB), offers this opportunity for you to contribute to their cause. Some of you might have heard about the GWOB, but some of you may  not. Let me try to explain what I know about them. Put it […]

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Bring Your Project


It’s always satisfying when a perfectly good electronics item can be rescued from the trash. Take this poor Magnavox mini TV. Sound worked, but no video. Popping open the case revealed a capacitor that had obviously blown up.  A little disassembly and soldering of a new cap later, and the TV came back to life […]

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