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Michael Park

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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2013 Staff Volunteers

2013.May.8

First meeting of the 2013 Jigsaw Board of Directors, with several other members participating Please help me welcome your 2013 Staff Volunteers: Benevolent Dictator: Tom McDonald Master of Coins / Treasurer: Michael Park Aspiration Manager / Membership Director: Budi Mulyo Nerds Wrangler / Development Director: Monica Houston Guild Master / Space Manager: Tim Clemans Tools Master / Tools Room Manager: Alan […]

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A Happening Friday at Jigsaw

2013.March.15

Lots of folks clocking hours with smiles-a-plenty at the Jigsaw today.  We’re lucky to have such vibrant a member community… First up, long time member Doug hackin’ root on his Ububtu box: Here we have Zombie Orpheus Entertainment’s Rakesh bringing to bear his Adobe Premier skillz: Next, our favorite robotics experts on Team Elcano show us […]

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I made an iPad app!

2012.July.21

The old website needs some new content, so I thought I’d show off this program I wrote for the iPad. I wrote it in Codea, an app that lets you write programs on the iPad itself. Pretty fun stuff! Of course, typing in programs with the onscreen keyboard is a bit of a pain, but […]

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Weekly Membership Meeting

2011.December.12

Just another Tuesday evening at Jigsaw Renaissance. Neil showed off his nixie tube clock. Earlier today I had built another Amazon crate rack, this one with wheels. I put it in the “loud room” to try to help deal with the clutter.    

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