I’m at the venerable LISA (Large Installation System Administration) Conference in Boston this week. I just left a panel on Women in Tech. This rap session/problem-solving brainstorm was a great way to wrap up an exhilarating and encouraging year for women in IT. I was reminded of two of my favorite works on why the […]
Several months ago I attended the National Science Foundation’s Conference on Lessons Learned from SMART Schools teaching STEM Education. It’s come to our attention that many parents may be looking for more information on STEM education, so I thought it was a good time to post about it. STEM education stands for curriculum that emphasizes […]
Tonight Hive76 is kicking off a new monthly workshop focusing on microcontrollers (Arduino is one variety), or little computers you can program yourself to perform a variety of simple tasks. The event is free from 7-10 pm, there will be a small amount of parts available for purchase and knowledgeable hackers who are happy to […]
Also posted in Announcement
Recently at the awesome international CCCamp in rural Germany, hacker ambassador Mitch Altman was interviewed by French News Media and mentioned The Hacktory as one of the hackerspaces that made a good impression on him. Mitch taught a successful Brain Machine workshop at The Hacktory awhile back, and co-founded Noisebridge –San Francisco’s premier hackerspace. Thousands […]
Did you know there are manufacturing jobs out there? In the United States? And they want to hire women for them? This awesome camp is encouraging girls to think of manufacturing as a career they might like, by getting their hands on drill presses and soldering irons. This gives us tons of inspiration and ideas […]
Take note of Matt Heins’ Rockit 8-bit Synth Kit, an open hardware project aiming to make it easy for hackers and musicians to construct a relatively inexpensive synthesizer. There’s no shortage of open hardware synth kits available for enthusiasts to tinker with; the Meeblip, a very similar product, launched last year to much enthusiasm. What […]
Also posted in AskTheHackers
Great explanation of the origins of the words “hack” and “hacker” and how journalists are ruining them. With so much in the news lately about “phone hacking” and other security breaches people could start to develop serious misconceptions about what hacking involves (if they haven’t already). As the article puts it, “typing the default password […]
We got some great coverage about our DIY Radio class and the mission of the Prometheus Radio Project in Flying Kite Media. Thanks Salas!
Markus Kayser – Solar Sinter Project from Markus Kayser on Vimeo. In case you didn’t see this on Boing Boing, this is a video of a 3D printer made by Markus Kayser which uses a lens and the sun to heat sand and 3D print in glass.