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SCRoW 3/5 Report: Musical Stairs

2014.March.7

Marina’s “musical stairs” project is turning into a collaborative effort in true Jigsaw Renaissance style. In these photos, you see Marina, Xandon, Rich, and Budi setting up a test of the Kinect in one of the Inscape stairwells. Xandon is programming his laptop to play musical sounds depending on where people are on the stairs […]

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Raspberry Pi Meetup Notes 2/19

2014.February.20

Pat showed us his Pi hooked up to a webcam and running motion-detection software: Michail brought a Raspberry Pi-controlled Bitcoin mining rig. Those seven little boards are Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)–special-purpose hardware designed expressly for Bitcoin mining. The display shows that it’s generating over two billion hashes per second! A very interesting discussion about Bitcoin […]

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Quick trip to VHS (Vancouver Hack Space)

2013.October.21

I salvaged an otherwise disappointing Sunday in Vancouver by visiting VHS. VHS member John gave a tour of the space and showed off his tricopter. I was really impressed with the space and took a lot of pictures in the hope we can steal some of their ideas.

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“Never on Sunday”

2013.October.21

On the davinci mailing list, in a thread bemoaning the lack of electronics stores in Seattle, Matthew Dockrey piped up that Vancouver BC has a block containing *two* electronics stores (O RLY?). Well, your humble blogger happened to be in Vancouver yesterday and found said block. Just as Matthew had said, Lee’s Electronics and Main […]

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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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Raspberry Pi Meetup Update

2013.August.22

Jigsaw Renaissance hosted its Raspberry Pi meetup last night. Danny Black taught everyone how to use Python’s CherryPy package to set up a simple web server on your Raspberry Pi. And Michael Park showed us his Motorola Atrix Laptop Dock that’s been hacked to be a keyboard, mouse, and portable battery pack. Amazing! Jigsaw is […]

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Jigsaw is Awesome!

2013.June.10

How do you know Jigsaw Renaissance is an amazing community?  Because we use our powers for awesome!

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