Events

Saturday, June 21st: Garage Sale!

By HackPGH, Info | June 5, 2014 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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…

PUBLIC: Table Top Tesla Coil

By HackPGH, Info | January 26, 2014 |

Do you want to play around with high voltage, and lightning that plays music? Have you ever wanted to create your own lightning right in your room? Are you a fan of Nikola Tesla? Are you fascinated by the concept of wireless energy transmission? Are you interested in the AC/DC battle of the 19th century?…

Thursday, January 23th: Intro to SketchUp

By HackPGH, Info | January 22, 2014 |

SketchUp is a free and powerful tool that you can use to make custom 3D models on your computer. 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. Free and open…

Thursday, January 16th: Rube Goldberg Machine

By HackPGH, Info | January 13, 2014 |

Join HackPittsburgh on Thursday, January 16th for our inaugural Rube Goldberg build challenge. We will break into small teams to each design and build and element of a Rube Goldberg machine using materials from around our shop. Each team will consist of at least one HackPittsburgh member, who will help you design and build your…

Thursday, January 9th: Analog Games

By HackPGH, Info | January 7, 2014 |

Join us Thursday, January 9th at HackPittsburgh for an evening of old-school fun with classic board and card games, as well as a few of our personal favorites. We will have several games available, but feel free to bring your own to share with the group. We will also be giving tours of our shop…