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A Year of Books: The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker


Our second book is The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker. Here the subject explained by the author: Feel free to discuss it in the comments here, but please keep all conversation relevant to this book.   THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY: Amelia R. Gill Memorial Library + Discovery Space Thank you everyone for doing your […]

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A Year of Books


Thank you everyone for doing your best to help out with ARG Space (Amelia R. Gill Memorial Library + Discovery Space) project. GOOD NEWS! The Gill family has pledged seed funding for the design of ARG memorial library project. To celebrate this, I’ll be hosting A Year of Books every other Friday at Jigsaw Renaissance […]

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Steve found some surgical tubing in the rummage pile in the basement, so tonight during Project Night, he cut up some 2x2s, made loops of the tubing, and with a lot of effort and bruised knuckles, ended up with this example of tensegrity: Pretty amazing! In other news, don’t forget the Raspberry Pi meetup at […]

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Kickstarter Unveiled: Saturday 10/26


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

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Interesting gizmos at SCRoW


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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Leatherworking Meetup


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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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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