Hacklab.to in partnership with Seneca’s Centre for Development of Open Technology Presents:
Rob Bishop – Raspberry Pi: Past, Present, and Future
Rob Bishop, one of the earliest engineers involved with the development of the Raspberry Pi, will be delivering a talk on the educational mission and history behind the Raspberry Pi Foundation as well as technical overview of the Raspberry Pi. He’ll cover the motivation behind the creation of the Raspberry Pi and how they want to help deliver better computing education to the classroom through creation of cheap, open computing devices.
What: A presentation by Rob Bishop of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Demo Room of projects.
When: December 3rd, 7:00 PM
Where: SEQ Building, Seneca@York, 70 The Pond Road, Toronto – Room: 1206
Details: CDOT: Raspberry_Pi_Hackspace_Tour_Toronto
If you have a Raspberry Pi project and would like to be included in the Demo Room, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Every week for as many as I can I hope to post a collection of Images that depict what the space is all about. It may not be 10 photos each week it maybe more it may be less, but each photo is part of hack labs story.
Here is HackLab as I have glimpsed it this week.
The third meetup of the Toronto RepRap User Group was a massive success!
- Lance: Using and sourcing glass build platforms for your RepRap
- Adam: Building a giant RepRap, his new extruder design, coatings for the build platform.
- Chris: Follow up on producing lenses with 3D printers.
- Matt: Questions for the community.
- Andre: Printing his parents house (watch it print! And another one!).
- Chris: A new programmatic CAD tool, ImplicitCAD (including some never before publicly seen features!)
Thanks again to hacklab for hosting us! Our next meetup will be on March 26th, again the last Monday of the month (can we make this a consistent thing? Maybe!). Since things were starting to get a bit cramped at hacklab, between all of us and the printers, Site 3 will generously be hosting the next meetup.
Finally, I wanted to remind everyone that you too can be a speaker at the next meeting of the Toronto RepRap User Group! It’s nothing formal: just get up and talk for five-ish minutes. No need to contact me in advance, just turn up and tell me before we start the talks! I will be very grateful for more speakers!
(Also, there is now a mailing list for organizing our meetings and discussing Toronto-RepRaping issues.)
There’s going to be a Toronto Haskell Users Meetup at hacklab on March 7th starting at 7pm. Come by and meet your fellow Haskellers!
This will be the first one. I’m really looking forward to meeting other Haskellers in person!
Haskell Users of Toronto, unite!
You may optionally sign up for this meetup on eventbrite.
Mark your calendars: Monday the 27th will be Toronto’s third RepRap User Group Meetup! We’ll be meeting at hacklab (location info) at 7pm! Bring your RepRap/Makerbot/3D printing awesomeness!
Meet your fellow RepRap enthusiasts! Share knowledge, learn about the awesome things people are doing, and have a great time!
Everyone interested in 3D Printing is welcome. People who are being driven insane by their obsession with the awesomeness of 3D printing are strongly encouraged so that they can benefit from contact with the similarly afflicted.
I’m super excited to have this happen and am really looking forward to seeing you there!
Hacklab will once again be hosting Gamfternoon tomorrow, Sunday January 21st, from 2pm onward (sessions typically wrap up by 6pm). We’ll be playing board games like Dominion, Settlers of Catan, Laser Chess, Go, etc. Come and play games with us! Members of the public are welcome to come and play – you do not have to be a member to get in.
This event repeats every two weeks, so we’ll also be playing on Feb 5th, Feb 19th, March 4th, etc. Check our calendar to confirm dates beyond that.
Ever wanted to copy a three dimensional shape? Molding and casting allows you to copy nearly anything – from hands and fingers to toys and sculptures. This beginners workshop (led by relative novices too), will provide you with hands-on exposure to simple molding and casting.
As this workshop, you will:
- be provided with materials for both molding and casting
- make a mold of your thumb or finger
- mix your casting material, and then use your mold to create a solid copy- take it home!
Here’s some sample casts I took a few weeks ago with the materials that we’ll be using:
This workshop will be hosted by hacklab.to, at 170a Baldwin St., Toronto (which is upstairs, above Graffiti’s Bar & Grill) on the evening of January 9th 7pm-8:15pm. Workshop participants will be charged $10 to cover the costs of materials.
Event registration is required. Tickets (12 only) are available at:
The Basic Electronics Class is designed to help Arduino hackers and beginner electronics enthusiasts learn some of the important theory and terminology that everyone needs to know. The first set of three classes will attempt to cover as many fundamentals as possible. If you’re confused by ohms law, how to choose and use basic components, or even what basic electronic components are used for, this is the class for you!
Bring general electronics questions, or project ideas as the second half of each class will be an open discussion about electronics topics.
The class will be taught by Andrew Kilpatrick. Andrew has designed all kinds of electronics including his own line of musical equipment: www.kilpatrickaudio.com Andrew has been involved with Hacklab Toronto since 2008.
Update: Due to overwhelming demand, we’re now requiring RSVP/tickets: Hacklab Electronics Class at Eventbrite. Get yours while they last!