This week’s schedule (June 16 – 22)

June 16th, 2014   

Here’s this week’s schedule at Splatspace:

Also, this weekend in Charlotte is the SouthEast LinuxFest, a really great conference with multiple tracks on Open Source Software and Linux.

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Burlington Mini Makerfaire

June 14th, 2014   

So, last weekend was the NC Makerfaire. We're getting a post together showing how that went, but in the meantime, here's a post about the other area makerfaire–Burlington Mini Maker Faire. As alwasy, it was a blast.

At our table we had a ton of projects members have been working on, ranging from a homemade Operation style game made from a Lego mini figures box and other lego parts to a the newest version of an open source evolution rig, producing bacteria that create various useful proteins.

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Burlington Mini Makerfaire

We also had our usual 3D printer display, some papercraft, and the 3D printed thumb piano we posted about before.

Burlington Mini Makerfaire

But the big draw at the mini maker faire isn't any one table. It's the sheer display of making on display from all over the region.

There were robots playing ball. There were steampunk props. There was a family showing off their daughters' Mindstorms robots.

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Burlington Mini Makerfaire

Speaking of Mindstorms, Efland Cheeks Elementary had their own table, showing off their Mindstorms collection and squishy circuits.

Burlington Mini Makerfaire

The Makerfaire even had blacksmiths, with small portable forges.

Burlington Mini Makerfaire

And last, but not least, the Alamance Maker's guild table had musical tesla coils.

The Mini Makerfaire was really something. If you didn't make it out this year, make sure to get it on your calendar for next year.

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This week’s schedule (June 9 – 15)

June 9th, 2014   

Here’s this week’s schedule at the space:

  • Tuesday, from 7:15pm, we’ll have our usual Open Meeting. Please note the changed time: we’re starting later as the lot is now charging for any fraction of an hour used before 7pm. If you arrive at or after 7pm, the lot will be free, though you will still have to take a ticket to get in.
  • Sunday, from 6pm to 8pm, we’ll have Craft Project Night.
  • Also on Sunday, from 6pm, we’ll have Software Project Night.

We hope to see you out!

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Reminder: Makerfaire is tomorrow!

June 6th, 2014   

Makerfaire is tomorrow from 10am to 6pm, at the NC Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

A ton of NC makers and DIY enthusiasts will be there. Come see new projects, find new gadgets, and get excited to make things!

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This week’s schedule (June 2 – 8)

June 2nd, 2014   

Here’s this week’s schedule at Splatspace:

Also, NC Maker Faire is this weekend! It’s on Saturday, from 10am to 6pm, in the Exposition Building at NC Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Maker Faire is always a ton of fun, with interesting hackers and makers from all over the state. You should really come check it out.

We hope to see you!

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Oh my glob you guys, a new Pi cover

May 28th, 2014   

Splatspace has made Raspberry Pi cases before, but recently a member made a new case of a more pop cultural bent:

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If you’re a fan of Adventure Time and the Lumpy Space Princess, checkout thingiverse for the print. And keep an eye on the creator’s page, who promises a new, lumpier version in the future.

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This week’s schedule (May 26th – June 1st)

May 27th, 2014   

Here’s this week’s schedule at Splatspace:

  • Tuesday, from 7pm, we are having our weekly Open Meeting.
  • On Saturday, from noon to 2pm, we’re having a “Cultural” celebration. Come show off or see various cultures–yogurt, beer fermenting, kefir, and all sorts of others. Cultures and various equipment for homebrewing and making things like yogurt will be shown.
  • On Sunday, from 6pm, we’re having our weekly Software Project night.

We hope to see you at the space!

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This week’s schedule (May 19th – 25th)

May 19th, 2014   

Here’s this week’s schedule at the space:

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CarolinaCon is this weekend

May 14th, 2014   

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Have an interest in technology, security, internet privacy, or all of the above?

You should probably go to CarolinaCon.

CarolinaCon is an annual conference in North Carolina, focusing on technology, security and information rights. It’s a mixture of talks, workshops, contests, and other events that can be counted on to be interesting and a lot of fun.

It’s at the Hilton North, in Raleigh, this weekend from 5pm on Friday through till Sunday evening. You can check out the full schedule for more info.

It’s worth pointing out that part of the Splatspace community will be there, presenting at 7pm on Saturday. If you have the time, check out “F*ck These Guys: Practical Counter-Surveillance” by Lisa Lorenzin.

It will be an awesome weekend.

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This week’s schedule (May 12 – 18)

May 12th, 2014   

Here’s this week’s schedule at Splatspace:

  • Tuesday, from 7pm, we are having our weekly Open Meeting.
  • Sunday, from 6 to 8pm, we are having a Craft Night, for making of less electronic sorts.
  • Also on Sunday, from 6pm, we’re having our weekly Software Project night.

We hope to see you at the space!

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