We’ll be having our next Junk Independence Day at the Hacklab this coming Sunday February 21st 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 February 22nd and responsibly recycled by Revolution Recycling, who has been participating in our Junk Independence Days since the first one. Thanks Revolution!
Hacklab 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!
“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 :-)
In 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:
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Read more below the cut, and see you there!