Events

PUBLIC: Table Top Tesla Coil

By HackPGH, Info | January 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 4 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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…

Thursday, December 19th: Shop Show-and-Tell

By HackPGH, Info | December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Have you done something cool lately? Or maybe you’ve been working on a project that you’re really proud of? Come to HackPittsburgh this Thursday and show it off at our Shop Show-and-Tell! Presenters will have 5 minutes to wow the crowd with the amazing things they have been working on. Longer than 5 minutes? The…

Thursday, December 12 – Miracle Fruit Tasting Party

By HackPGH, Info | December 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

This Thursday (12-12-2013) we will be hacking our taste buds with a Miracle Fruit tasting party. The Synsepalum Dulcificum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synsepalum_dulcificum) produces a berry that temporarily alters your taste buds into making sour and acidic things taste sweet.  We will be providing tablets that contain concentrated miracle berry powder (easier to ship than fresh fruit) and…

Thursday, November 14 – Hard Drive Recovery

By HackPGH, Info | November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many of us know that sinking feeling when your computer’s hard drive fails, (you backed up your data, right? No, neither did I…). Before you give up all hope however, there are options available that may be able to recover some, if not all, of your data! Join us this Thursday at HackPittsburgh, where we…

Thursday, Ocober 24th – Homemade batteries and conduction in water

By HackPGH, Info | October 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Come to HackPittsburgh this Thursday for a demonstration of batteries and conductive fluids. We will conduct several demonstrations including: A reenactment of the invention of the batter by Alessandro Volta in 1797 Constructing a simple lemon battery and a modern alkaline battery Effects of different materials for positive and negative battery electrodes A homemade water…

Thursday, Ocober 10th – Intoduction to Mask Making

By HackPGH, Info | October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is an over view of the art of latex mask making. See the process happen right be fore your eyes! There will be a an Airbrush paint demo at the same time! Mask artist and professional Shane Vannest will walk us through the process of  Conceptualization, sculpting, mold making, casting, cleaning, and painting! Free…

Thursday, September 19th – Raspberry Pi PBX

By HackPGH, Info | September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

See how to install and configure your own micro PBX phone system using the full function of the  FREEPBX management system for asterisk running on a Pi! The system will run on a 256Mb pi and around 8GB of SD (preferably class 10) The resulting system can handle several concurrent calls and many ip phones…