Rocket Powered Birthday Cake

by on Nov.15, 2017, under Uncategorized

The Useless Duck Company built a Rocket Powered Birthday Cake at the HackLab last month.

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Janus VR Scan of the HackLab.TO

by on Jun.27, 2017, under Uncategorized

Janus VR scans the first Hackerspace with their Matterport and Matterscan scanner.

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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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Project: Giant LED pixel display

by on Jan.08, 2016, under Uncategorized

2016-01-07 23.18.03-W1024Hacklab member Av has been busy working on this ridiculously huge RGB LED Pixel display.  There is still much to be done, but here are some work-in-progress photos.  The project consists of 32 strips, each with 150 WS2812 RGB addressable LEDs.  That’s 4,800 pixels!

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I2P Conference at Hacklab – August 15-16

by on Jul.20, 2015, under Uncategorized

I2P Conference Flyer Hacklab Toronto is proud to announce that we will be hosting the first ever I2P Conference and Crypto-Party from August 15-16, 2015.  There will be discussion on I2P development and challenges, talks by INFOSEC experts, a CryptoParty hosted by Toronto Crypto, and lots of social time.  Signup and a detailed list of speakers and activities can be found by clicking “more”, below.

If you want to attend this conference, you MUST get a ticket at i2pmeetup.eventbrite.com – EventBrite works with fake names, TOR Brower and Mailinator.com to keep you anonymous, however.

Read more below the cut, and see you there!

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Lockpicking Workshops at Hacklab – July 5 2015

by on Jun.28, 2015, under Uncategorized

A set of lockpicks and practice locksLockpicking is a fun and unusual skill, and can help people get a better grasp of their physical security situation. Come to one of Hacklab’s two lockpicking workshops and learn a skill which is applicable for physical/digital security experts, security-minded home-owners, and anyone who wants to survive the zombie apocalypse!

DSC00005_smallHacklab is running two Lockpicking workshops on July 5; the first running from 2pm until 4pm, and the second running from 5pm until 7pm. This event is open to all ages and all interested parties. Free signup at EventBrite is mandatory — there are only 5 spots available at each workshop. This event is Pay-What-You-Can, with a suggested donation of $10 or more to help us keep the lights on. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

If you don’t get a ticket, don’t worry: we’ll be running this workshop again soon!

Signup for Lockpicking Workshop #1 or #2 at Eventbrite

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This is the sort of thing we get up to after-hours

by on Feb.28, 2015, under Uncategorized

Atrain is a robot

Just in case you were wondering.

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Saturday Open-House, Feb 28 2pm until late!

by on Feb.23, 2015, under Uncategorized

Copyright Adam Evenden 2015 https://hacklab.to

Location: 1266 Queen Street West, Unit #6
When: Feb 28, 2pm until 8pm (or later if there are still lots of people around)
How to get in: use the buzzer panel beside the door to call for entryPhoto courtesy of Adam Evenden (hacklab.to)

Good news for all the folks who can’t make it out for our weekday open-houses: this Saturday February 28, Hacklab will be hosting a weekend open-house from 2pm until late!  Scheduled end-time is 8pm, but it could go on longer depending on how many people show up.

OpenHouseThis is an all-ages event, and is open to everyone regardless of experience or technical skill level.  We love meeting new people and seeing regulars, so come and check us out.  Bring your projects to show off, your laptops to hack/code on, or something you’re curious about.  Hacklab has an electronics/coding area, a large classroom, a wood-shop, a kitchen, a lounge, and a sewing area, all of which are open for use.

There will be some free vegan food, but if you feel moved to bring some noms to share, we encourage that.

See you all there!

RSVP with Eventbrite (not required, but encouraged)

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Happy Holidays!

by on Dec.24, 2014, under Uncategorized

Some folks are at the lab eating Christmas Curry and Axis Of Evil Cookies, listening to secular christmas music and debating whether we want to subject ourselves to Seth Rogen’s The Interview. There’s quite a bit of hackery happening, and vegan hot chocolate has been enjoyed by all.

Whatever you’re doing this holiday season, we hope you’re having as much fun as we are.

Happy Hackmas from everyone at the lab!

Sen baking roller skates in the Hacklab oven

Sen using a thermal camera to monitor the exact temperature of the Roller Derby skates baking in our oven. For science!

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