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Making stuff at the Saw

2013.August.13

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

2013.August.1

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

2013.July.28

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)

2013.July.6

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

2013.June.5

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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Inscape Summer Arts Festival

2013.June.3

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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How influential are you?

2013.May.22

Jigsaw Space Manager, Tim Clemans, has started a new GitHub project called Influence API to develop web services enabling developers to integrate optimized communications features in their apps. Fork the repository on GitHub here, and email Tim if you’d like to join the project.

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SCRoW + Arduino Meetup!

2013.May.9

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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