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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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Toronto Studio Commons Launch Party Fri Nov 20th

by on Nov.17, 2015, under Announcements, Events, Running a Hacker Space

TSCHacklab is proud to be hosting the official launch party for the new Toronto Studio Commons!

Toronto Studio Commons is a diverse group of independent artist studios, workshops and collaborative spaces, sharing a common goal in promoting artistic and creative expression in our city. Founded by a new generation of artists and entrepreneurs, TSC represents a wide range of operating structures, such as open studios, galleries and/or shared spaces.
Acting as an inclusive platform and forum that supports creativity in any medium, TSC seeks to empower artists and creatives through mentorship and education, providing the right tools, experience and environments for success. With our varied spaces and expertise, we promote collaboration among artists and studios across any form of media to open new avenues of creative expression.”

The launch party will be at hacklab, 1266 Queen Street West #6, on Friday November 20th, from 8-11pm. There will be snacks and reps from each of the various spaces on hand to talk about what they do. VR demo and soldering from hacklab :-)

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Building the Internet of Things on the cheap

by on Oct.29, 2015, under Events, Workshops

esp8266In this workshop, Rob and Alex demonstrate how to configure, flash, and use the ESP-8266 Wifi module.  Learn how to do cool things with LUA and NodeMCU, and check out some more complex things you can do with custom firmware.

Easily connect your plant water sensor, refrigerator, coffee machine, shoes, or cat to the internet, thanks to the magic of the Internet of Things!

Plug-and-play USB-enabled ESP modules will be available at cost for $8 to the first 13 attendees (as that’s how many we have).

When: Monday, Nov 9th, at 7:00 PM
Where: Hacklab Classroom

YOU WILL REQUIRE: A laptop and $8 to buy a module.

 

Please RSVP on EventBrite:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-the-internet-of-things-on-the-cheap-tickets-19207453009

 

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Intro to Analog Synths Workshop

by on Oct.14, 2015, under Events, Workshops

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Want to learn the basics of control voltages and analog music synthesis? Your hosts Andrew Kilpatrick and David Waldman of Kilpatrick Audio will give a musical and technical tour. Andrew’s PHENOL synths will be there for you to try. Bring a pair of headphones.

When: November 2, 2015 at 1900h
Where: Hacklab Classroom
Why: Because synths are awesome!

Please RSVP if you will be attending:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intro-to-analog-synths-tickets-19081611614

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Illuminated Mirror Frame.

by on Oct.07, 2015, under Projects

Today’s photo from the lab is a progress shot of a mirror with built in light. The maker was gracious enough to pose with his project just after assembling all the electronic components into the hand made frame.

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Hacklab.TO Parkdale Anniversary Party with Moldover

by on Sep.16, 2015, under Events

P_Wojnarski_-_Moldover_-_Mojo (1)We’ve been at our new location 1266 Queen St West #6 in Parkdale for a year! Come celebrate with us (free RSVP here) on Saturday Sept 26th, 8pm till late. We’ll have Moldover from San Francisco here making live electronic musics (take his workshop that afternoon!), and we’ll be generally having a good time – come learn to solder using the maker festival rocketship kits, or see us powering up our new backyard mini foundry! All are welcome – you do not have to be a member to attend, bring friends! BYOB.

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Saturday Open House!

by on Sep.08, 2015, under Announcements

Back by popular demand, hacklab will be having an open house this Saturday (Sept 12th), noon-6pm. Come get a tour, socialize with our members, work on your project, see our new milling machine, just as you would on a Tuesday evening, but on Saturday afternoon instead!

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Glimpse at DIYBIO.TO

by on Aug.13, 2015, under Projects, Unpatched Tuesdays, Workshops

Glimps at DIYBIO

Glimps at DIYBIO

Hacklab has been hosting our friends DIYBIO for a while now. And with their presence a great symbiotic relationship has developed between the two groups. DIYBIO has a  bio lab in the Hacklab  space that has grown to a place where they can start running experiments.  The photo gallery below shows one of the experiments recently conducted. For more information on DIYBIO visit their website at DIYBIO.to. As well as visit Hacklab on Tuesdays for our open house to talk to some of the DIYBIO people in person. 

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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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Maker Festival Satellite Events at Hacklab

by on Jul.06, 2015, under Events, Workshops

maker festivalHacklab will be hosting 4 satellite events for maker festival:

Hacklab 7th Birthday Party and BBQ – Saturday July 25th at 6pm – late. Tickets are $10 and get you free food and drink! Project Show & Tell event at 9pm, come and see or come and show off yours!

Hacklab open house – Tuesday July 28th, 6pm-11pm. Get a tour on our most crowded open house of the year! Come hang with fellow makers and get some last minute help on your project.

3D Hubs & ColorFabb Workshop Toronto – Wednesday July 29 6-8PM. Tickets include some samples of cool new 3D printer filament materials and workshop on how to use them.

DIYbio.TO presents The Evolving Landscape of Open Source & Biotechnology, a discussion of open source and biotech with Ryan Merkeley – CEO, Creative Commons; Abigail Cabunoc – Lead Developer, Mozilla Science Lab; Raymond Hui – Scientist, Structural Genomics Consortium; and others, including you! Free or PWYC.

Finally, Maker Festival itself is August 1st and 2nd at the Toronto Reference Library, hacklab will be an exhibitor, come and see our stuff. And the stuff of ~100 other makers! Tickets are free!

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