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

By HackPGH, Info | December 17, 2013 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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…

Finish It Friday – Aug 30th

By HackPGH, Info | August 29, 2013 |

Got a project that just needs a bit more attention before you can officially declare it finished? Could you use some inspiration to just Get It Done? Then our monthly Finish It Friday is for you! Bring your projects and start finishing things at 7pm. If you don’t have something to finish up, maybe this…

Thursday August 8th – Detroit Maker Faire 2013 wrap-up

By HackPGH, Info | August 8, 2013 |

This last minute blog post is brought to you by the letter P, for procrastination… Come to HackPittsburgh Thursday, August 8th for a recap of the 2013 Detroit Maker Faire. We will start the talk with photos and video from the event, including the always exciting Power Wheels race, where we cram full-sized adults into…

Soldering 101 – THURSDAY, July 19th

By HackPGH, Info | July 15, 2013 |

Need to fix your broken electrical appliance (lamp, coffee maker, etc) or want build your own custom circuit? Come to Hack Pittsburgh this Thursday to learn the basics of how to solder electrical components. We will discuss the basics concepts of electronics soldering, including the tools and techniques necessary to build or repair simple circuits.…