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There are lots of fun events going on this weekend at various hackerspaces. Here are three; leave a comments if your space is holding an event this weekend.


Hack Factory clothesline race

The Twin Cities’ hackerspace, the Hack Factory, is holding its latest clothesline race this Saturday from 1-6pm. Prizes include fabulous loot from MAKE, an autographed Bill Gurstelle book, a month’s free membership, and a whole lot more. If you have a racer you’re welcome to participate even if you’re not a member (there’s a rumor at least one racer from the Quad Cities CoLab is gonna try to make it up) with an entry fee of $10 payable at the door. Here’s the Eventbrite info if you’re interested.


Dallas Makespace open house

If you’re in the Dallas area and want to check out the city’s new hackerspace, they’re holding an open house this Saturday from noon to midnight. It sounds like they have lots of cool things going on, including a Jacob’s ladder, samples from an EggBot, a MakerBot, and a laser cutter, aibos, autonomous music robots, and more.

Today we have nearly 40 members, a 1680 square foot physical space, a growing collection of tools including a laser CNC and 3D printer. We’ve completed a ton of cool projects ranging from high voltage machines to winning first place in a fasion show. We even pulled off a huge interactive art installation for TEDxSMU. But there are still people in Dallas who haven’t heard of us yet so, as we come to the end of our first year, we’ve decided to hold an open house and invite anyone who’s interested to come out to our space, meet us, and see some of our projects. The open house will held from noon until midnight on Saturday, November 20th.


LVL1 benefit concert

As reported by my colleague Matt Metts, Louisville, KY, hackerspace LVL1 is holding a benefit concert to help them fund their trans-atlantic balloon project.

You are invited to a special The Apples in Stereo benefit concert that’s happening at LVL1 (814 E. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40204) this Saturday at 11/20 at 7pm (the party continues until midnight). The concert benefits the White Star Balloon project, of which I’m a part of, whose mission is to send a small, unmanned, robotic balloon to Europe this winter thereby setting a new record!!

What else is going on, leave a comment!

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. Tim says:

    I just launched a website to aggregate events like the Hack Factory clothesline race. I didn’t realize how much of this was going on until I started looking for things to blog about. Give it a look: http://www.hackerspacechallenge.com/

  2. anachrocomputer says:

    There’s an event going on in Bristol this Saturday (20th Nov) that’s a collaboration between the Bristol Hackspace, Dorkbot Bristol and an arts group called Draw. We’ll be at the shop at 100 Stokes Croft (BS1 3QP) from mid-day until about 4pm with a variety of drawing gadgets, drawing robots and other mark-making contraptions. See “Sketchy” the portrait-drawing delta robot! See the marvel of 1980s graphics technology, the flat-bed pen plotter! And lots more besides those!

    And if you miss this Saturday, we’ll be there again next Saturday, too (27th). In fact, we were there last Saturday, and here are some of the photos:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/jarkman/101013_dorkbot_draw#

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