Learn to Make and Play a Didgeridoo!

November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Photo credit: Larry Rippel Adam Karki and HackPittsburgh member Logan Stack playing Didgeridoos at MiniMakerFaire Pittsburgh. This Friday (11/18), join us at HackPittsburgh where member Logan Stack will help you make your own Didgeridoo from PVC pipe and teach you how to play it. As always, HackPittsburgh Friday Nights are free and open to the…

Read More


November 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Results of last Friday’s Make Your Own Candle event: Candles in various stages of cooling, fully cooled, decorated, and experimental cinnamon bark wick. (thumbnails link to full images) Note: While the cinnamon stick wick “worked”, it had an unpleasant smell and we don’t recommend using cinnamon bark as a wick.

Read More

Make Your Own Candle

November 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

This Friday (11/11), join us at HackPittsburgh and *make your own candle*!  Come one, come all, and festivize your Thanksgiving Day turkey (or tofurkey) table!  HackPittsburgh members Doug Philips and Mandy Stultz will walk you through the process. We’ll be using all-natural soy wax for low-soot burning, super-easy process and virtually foolproof results (yep, it’s…

Read More

HackPittsburgh <3 Handmade Arcade!

November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Makers love makers, and we love supporting the maker and handmade community! Saturday, November 12th, is the date for Pittsburgh’s 8th Handmade Arcade Pittsburgh’s largest indie craft fair! Don’t miss this “shop-portunity” to stock up on handmade gifts for everyone on your holiday gift-giving list. Handmade Arcade will be held from 11 am – 7…

Read More

HackPittsburgh Featured in "Hack This" by John Baichtal

November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

HackPittsburgh is proud to announce their inclusion in John Baichtal’s new book, “Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement”! Highlights include two longstanding HackPittsburgh projects – the Near-Space Balloon (LEAD Balloon) Project and the Aerial Ping Pong Drop! The HackPittsburgh LEAD Balloon project began in March 2010 as part of the Hackerspaces…

Read More