Events

Saturday Oct 18th: HackPGH 5 Year Anniversary Extravaganza!

By HackPGH, Info | October 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

I’m not sure if you heard, but HackPGH is 5 Years old! I can’t believe it’s been this long! It seems like just yesterday we opened our doors! We’d like you to come and celebrate our 5 year anniversary with us at our shop on the 18th of October at 9 PM! We plan on having…

Sunday OCT 12th: Pittsburgh Pod Races (A Live Podcasting Event)

By HackPGH, Info | October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join your Host and Moderator Sean McGrath (The GeekERIE) as we present the first of a series of LIVE podcasted debates on Nerd Culture. Marvel vs. DC! And what they mean to the ascendency of genre culture. The GREAT debate of our time! Q&A to follow. With The Nerd Exchange Podcast and The boys from…

Friday August 22nd – Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

By HackPGH, Info | August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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!…

Thursday, July 10th: High Security Locks!

By HackPGH, Info | July 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

  High security mechanical locks are designed with several conflicting goals in mind.  With the proper key they must open reliably and with minimal effort, even after a decade of wear (tens of thousands of uses) and even if exposed to environmental hazards such as water and dirt.  Without the proper key they must withstand…

Saturday, June 21st: Garage Sale!

By HackPGH, Info | June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Looking for some great deals on random electronic components? Then stop by the HackPittsburgh Garage Sale at the shop on Saturday, June 21st from 10am – 2pm. We will be selling some of our excess inventory in order to clear up some room in the shop (and also fund our new laser cutter), so this…

Thursday, May 15th: Intro to the Robot Operating System (ROS)

By HackPGH, Info | May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Interested in Robots? Want to make them do your bidding? Come down to HackPittsburgh this Thursday for an introduction to the Robot Operating System (ROS) and learn about an opensource robotic software framework to build advanced robotic systems. This will be an introductory level talk with a live demonstration! Come down to the shop and check…

Friday, April 11th: Digital Game Night – Artemis – Starship Bridge Simulator

By HackPGH, Info | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has watched Star Trek has probably imagined stepping onto the bridge and channeling their inner Kirk. Well here’s your chance! This Friday at HackPittsburgh, we will be playing Artemis, the Spaceship Bridge Simulator. A description of the game based on the website (http://www.artemis.eochu.com/): Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows computers…

Thursday, March 20th: Intro to SketchUp / 3D Printer Demo

By HackPGH, Info | March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join us this Thursday when we will be discussing some of the basic tools that SketchUp has to offer and how to use this tool to create physical objects using a 3-D Printer. SketchUp is a free and powerful tool that you can use to make custom 3D models on your computer. You can download…

Thursday, Februrary 20th: Homemade Electronic Pendulum Clock

By HackPGH, Info | February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Dutch genius Christiaan Huygens built the first pendulum clock in 1656. For three centuries, it was the best timekeeper known to man. This Thursday at HackPittsburgh, we will build a pendulum clock with a modern twist. In this demonstration, we replace mechanical gears and levers by simple digital electronics to create a modern version…

Friday, February 7th: Artemis – Starship Bridge Simulator

By HackPGH, Info | February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anyone who has watched Star Trek has probably imagined stepping onto the bridge and channeling their inner Kirk. Well here’s your chance! This Friday at HackPittsburgh, we will be playing Artemis, the Spaceship Bridge Simulator. A description of the game based on the website (http://www.artemis.eochu.com/): Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows computers…