We got an awesome write up in EDN! Check it out!

September 1, 2014

EDN wrote an article about 9 World Maker Faire makers not to miss and gave us some cool props.

Check out the write up in the link below.

http://edn.com/electronics-blogs/the-workbench/4433948/3/9-World-Maker-Faire-makers-not-to-miss

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Laser Cutter Retrieval Update 2

August 26, 2014

I made it back!

We had some trouble getting it into the truck because of the size of the docks but the nice people over at CFI in New Jersey got it figured out. After leaving, I went to get some gas and we couldn’t fill the tank! Lucky the guy at the second station was smart enough to look under the truck and see that the rubber hose was kinked. He fixed it fairly easily and I was on my way!

Turnpike Driving Back

Turnpike Driving Back

I ran into the wind farm on the way back too. Wow they are BIG!

Wind Farm Close Up

Wind Farm Close Up

I even had to go through a few tunnels. Those mountains are BIG.

Allegheny Mountain Tunnel

Allegheny Mountain Tunnel

But I eventually made it back and we got it unloaded. Don’t let the GIF fool you, It took forever to get unloaded. That thing is HEAVY!

(click the photo below for an animated version)

Laser Cutter Unload

Laser Cutter Unload (click for animated Gif)

Laser Cutter Unloaded 1

Laser Cutter Unloaded

Laser Cutter Unloaded Group Photo

Laser Cutter Unloaded Group Photo

Next update: Installation!

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Laser Cutter Retrieval Update 1

August 24, 2014

I made it to New Jersey in one piece! Below are a few photos from the ride out there!

I pickup the truck tomorrow at 11:30 then I will be driving to pick up the laser cutter!!!
Members, I will need help unloading this tomorrow at the shop. An estimated ETA of me getting back to the shop is around 6 ~ 7p. What you can do to help in the mean time… Clear a space for the laser cutter (Jim already did this Thanks!!!!). We also need a space cleared to get it into the building (still needs done). The dimensions of the box are roughly 5’ x 4’ x 4.5’.
I’ll do my best to keep everyone posted along the way! Keep your eyes on the web site, twitter or your inbox!
Cheers!
-Chad
HackPGH
Headed out to get the Laser Cutter!

Headed out to get the Laser Cutter!

The Appalachian Mountains on the trip to get the Laser Cutter.

The Appalachian Mountains

Another view of the Appalachian Mountains on the trip to get the Laser Cutter

More Appalachian Mountains

A Wind Farm

A Wind Farm

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Friday August 22nd – Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

August 19, 2014

Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Who doesn’t like home made Ice Cream? The only part that sucks is waiting for it to freeze. Well, we have came up with a solution… LIQUID NITROGEN of course!!! Come down on Friday and take in the festivities! We will be doing a demo on Liquid Nitrogen as well as making some cool treats! Bring a recipe for your favorite ice cream and a project to work on if you’d like!

Doors open at 7pm, the event starts shortly there after. We’re located at 1936 5th Avenue, in the garage around back on Watson. Look for our flag above the door.

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Thursday July 31st – Detroit Maker Faire 2014 Recap

July 30, 2014

 

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Come to HackPittsburgh Thursday, July 31st for a recap of the 2014 Detroit Maker Faire. We will start the talk with photos and video from the event, including the always exciting Power Wheels race, where we cram full-sized adults into kid-sized cars and race them at speeds that are sure to void the warranty. Following the show and tell, we will open the floor to general questions about the event and what you can do to participate in the future.

This is a good time to find out about some of the group projects we do at the shop and some of the opportunities you have to participate in the maker community. We will also discuss ideas for future maker faire projects – get your ideas in today so we can put them off until two weeks before maker faire next year!

Doors open at 7pm, the event starts shortly there after. We’re located at 1936 5th Avenue, in the garage around back on Watson. Look for our flag above the door.

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