Events

November 4, 2017, 11am-3pm: CLASS: Intro to Basic Electronics (Make your own Piano)

By Geno Soroka | October 17, 2017 |

Please buy tickets on Eventbrite below https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-electronics-class-make-your-own-piano-tickets-38673118338 Interested in Electronics? Want to build cool gadgets? Want to make your own Robot and take over the world? Come to HackPittsburgh and learn all about the basics of electronics, and build your own electronic piano! Topics which will be covered include: What is electricity? Essential concepts like:…

October 22, 2017, 12pm-6pm: CLASS: Welding 101, Industrial Lamp

By Geno Soroka | October 17, 2017 |

                          This class is intended for beginner welders and those looking to brush up on rusty skills while building something fun and functional. This class provides the foundation for basic fabrication techniques using a MIG welder Students will learn to tack-weld into place,…

September 23, 2017, 12pm-6pm: CLASS: Welding 101, Industrial Lamp

By Geno Soroka | September 4, 2017 |

                          This class is intended for beginner welders and those looking to brush up on rusty skills while building something fun and functional. This class provides the foundation for basic fabrication techniques using a MIG welder Students will learn to tack-weld into place,…

August 12, 2017, 2-4pm: Demo: Transmission Of Music And Speech Over A Light Beam

By Geno Soroka | August 6, 2017 |

            Come see an awesome electronics demonstration by our Swiss CMU Professor member Luc Berger. His demonstrations are always extremely popular, unusual, and interesting. Its the kind of stuff you wish Physics teachers did more of in school. Topics for the demo • This demonstration starts with a simple review and…

Many awesome events in July at HackPGH!

By Adam | June 27, 2017 |

Saturday, July 15, 2017, 2pm-4pm: Introductory Programming in Python What is this Class? This is an INTRODUCTORY class for people wanting to start learning how to program computers. It is intended for people who have never programmed anything before; we can’t cram an entire college-level programming class into one evening, but this class should leave…

June 17, 10am-2pm, CLASS: Intro to Motor Control with Arduino

By Adam | May 30, 2017 |

    What is this Class? This is the next class in HackPittsburgh’s series of classes for 2017. We are continuing on the journey to be able to build your own robot or 3d printer. Now that you know a little bit about sensors and Arduino programming, its time to learn how to make things…

May 20, 10am-2pm, Learn to Solder Class

By Adam | May 14, 2017 |

Plenty of tickets left for Learn to Solder Class on May 20 @ 10am-2pm This class will teach you to solder or help you practice your skills if they are a little rusty. We will guide you through the process of building an Arduino from a kit. Kits will be provided and in the end…

May 2017: Upcoming Classes and Events in May!

By Adam | May 5, 2017 |

May is going to be a busy month for HackPittsburgh! Free Intro to Oscilloscopes class on May 5th at 7pm. 3D Printer Group Meeting 3DPPGH on May 10th at 7pm. https://sites.google.com/site/3dppgh/home HackPittsburgh will have a booth at Remake Learning Days Kickoff  on May 15, 3-6pm https://remakelearningdays.org/event/remake-learning-days-kick-off-event Learn to Solder Class on May 20th, 10am-2pm (Part…

April 21, 2017: Hacking Food and Drink

By Adam | April 17, 2017 |

Time of event: 7:30 – 9:00 pm with discussion and Q&A. It’s easy in this culture to get in a routine of eating prepackaged food, fast food, and restaurant meals.  Fewer people today know how to cook than generations before. But like any craft or art form, cooking is a matter of practice and inspiration. And…

April 1, 2017: Intro to Electronic Sensors with Arduino Class

By Adam | March 18, 2017 |

In this class you will learn about many  types of sensors, including: switches, voltage dividers, potentiometers, ultrasonic distance sensors, and my personal favorite, the accelerometer (you have one in your smartphone. It allows your phone to do magic!) You will learn the electrical and physics properties of these sensors and the proper way to use…