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Junk Independence Day! Nov 18th

by on Nov.04, 2018, under Uncategorized

It’s everyone’s favorite time again, Junk Independence Day! Rocking Hacklab Toronto, this 18th from 2pm-7pm. Bring your e-waste and dig through other people’s for treasures. On previous Junk Independence Days, people have walked away with an iPod touch, a 1TB hard drive, working classic iMacs, bubblejet printers, a Sony mini-DV camcorder, stereo amps, speakers, a desktop computer and even walk/don’t walk streetlights! Not to be forgotten, there are always lots of little chips and bytes for random hacking, too.

Anything left at the end will be picked up on following Monday and responsibly recycled by Revolution Recycling, who has been participating in our Junk Independence Days since the first one. Thanks Revolution!!

/!\ Reminder: Please don’t disassemble items brought in for the Junk Day, if you want only part of an item, take it home, and bring the rest back next junk day. This avoids unfortunate situations were someone brings in a working laptop, and some who really needs it, can’t get it because in between someone else tore it in half for a speaker or a battery.

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Junk Independence Day! July 22nd

by on Jul.08, 2018, under Uncategorized

It’s everyone’s favorite time again, Junk Independence Day! Rocking Hacklab Toronto, this July 22nd from 2pm-7pm. Bring your e-waste and dig through other people’s for treasures. On previous Junk Independence Days, people have walked away with an iPod touch, a 1TB hard drive, working classic iMacs, bubblejet printers, a Sony mini-DV camcorder, stereo amps, speakers, a desktop computer and even walk/don’t walk streetlights! Not to be forgotten, there are always lots of little chips and bytes for random hacking, too.

Anything left at the end will be picked up on following Monday and responsibly recycled by Revolution Recycling, who has been participating in our Junk Independence Days since the first one. Thanks Revolution!!

Eventbrite free tickets/reminder:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/junk-independence-day-tickets-47904529738

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1821960631159775/

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Mini Repair Café Toronto, Feb 3rd 2018

by on Jan.23, 2018, under Events

Hacklab is excited to host Repair Café Toronto this February!

This is a mini-Repair Café for small appliances, electronics and clothing only.

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor (buzz Unit #12)
Cost: Free (Donations are welcome!)
Note: Visitor registration ends at 3:00 p.m.

Visit Repair Café’s website to learn more about how we can help each other extend the life of our belongings.
http://repaircafetoronto.ca/

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Junk Independence Day: Sunday October 23, 2016

by on Oct.11, 2016, under Announcements, Events

Once more unto the Junk! Our next Junk Independence Day at the Hacklab is this coming Sunday October 23rd from 2pm-7pm (or later). Bring your e-waste or other electronics you want to get rid of, root around in other people e-waste, and walk home with new treasure. On previous Junk Independence Days people have gone home with wonderful treasures like a classic Macintosh, old but still good LCDs, Stereos and lots of random electronic bits for hacking on. Come with your e-waste and have some fun socializing with other hackers!

Anything left at the end will be picked up on Monday October 24th and responsibly recycled by Revolution Recycling, who has been participating in our Junk Independence Days since the first one. Thanks Revolution

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Junk Independence Day: Sunday June 26, 2016

by on Jun.21, 2016, under Uncategorized

It comes again! Our next Junk Independence Day at the Hacklab is this coming Sunday June 26th from 2pm-7pm (or later). Bring your e-waste or other electronics you want to get rid of, root around in other people e-waste, and walk home with new treasure. On previous Junk Independence Days people have gone home with wonderful treasures like a 1TB HD, an iPod touch, a decent desktop computer, a classic Macintosh, and lots of random electronic bits for hacking on. Come with your e-waste and have some fun socializing with other hackers!
Anything left at the end will be picked up on Monday June 27th and responsibly recycled by Revolution Recycling, who has been participating in our Junk Independence Days since the first one. Thanks Revolution

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Project: Building the PiDP-8/I

by on May.03, 2016, under Uncategorized

Awh… The joy of a hacker space. All the tools to build this lovely PiDP-8/I replica of the PDP-8/I kit from Oscar Vermeulen.

 

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Repair Café Toronto at Hacklab.to! Feb 21 2015

by on Feb.14, 2015, under Announcements, Events

Hacklab is excited to host Repair Café Toronto this February!

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The Repair Café is a monthly gathering where there will be volunteer fixers available for computers, electronics, small appliances, clothes, books, among others. For whatever you need fixed, bring it on! You can learn how to fix it while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, or see what’s possible with the 3D printer or laser cutter on site. To avoid lineups, please arrive early. It would be best to arrive before 3 p.m. so that there is enough time for the fixer to examine your item.

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: HackLab.TO, 1266 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor (buzz Unit #12)
Cost: Free (Donations are welcome!)

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Rob Bishop’s Raspberry Pi Hackerspace Tour Visits Toronto

by on Nov.22, 2012, under Announcements, Events

Hacklab.to in partnership with Seneca’s Centre for Development of Open Technology Presents:

Rob BishopRaspberry 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 scott@ss.org

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