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Spring Classes at Houston’s TX/RX Labs

Our lineup of informative, innovative, hands-on classes is geared towards people who are seeking to increase their skills, broaden their horizons, and try exciting new things. Expert community members and professionals will provide attendees with an exciting and informal learning atmosphere, with plenty of opportunity for creativity and collaboration with lab members and other students. We hope you will come out and be part of the experience.



Sew a Tote Bag at the Mill in Minneapolis

Minneapolis’ hot new tech shop, the Mill, is offering a class on the use of their industrial sewing machine:

Join us for an introduction or refresher in the basics of sewing and learn to make a tote bag.

At the end of this class you will be certified to use The Mill’s industrial sewing machine and serger. As a member of The Mill you can reserve time on and use this equipment for your own projects.

There are no prerequisites or skills needed to take this class.

See the class page for more information and a signup link.


Call For Makers: Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Vancouver MMF have issued a call for makers for their 2012 show:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect, and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2012 will be held June 23rd-24th at the Pacific National Exhibition.


Box-ing Contest at Seattle’s Metrix Create: Space

We have cool boxes that need a new life and you have awesome ideas about how to do that.

Come up with the best idea, make it happen, show it to us, and WIN a super awesome prize that will be announced at a later date.

Fill them up with anything, cut them, paint them, distress them in any way you want, add electronics, make them part of a larger project…anything goes.

Each box is $5 and you can enter more than one in the contest. The deadline for submitting your design either in person or by photo is March 31. You can come down to Metrix Create: Space and pick up your box any time up to the deadline. Limited quantity available.


Soft Circuit Saturday at Philly’s Hactory

Here’s some pics of projects people worked on at our last Soft Circuit Day. We have another one coming up this Saturday from 1-4, so stop by with a project you have already started, or come to test out some conductive fibers and paint. Read our first post about this event here. It’s a low-key event to play with new materials and meet others interested in e-textiles and electronics. We suggest a $5 donation if you use some materials, but if you just bring your project to work on, it’s free!


CT Hackerspace at Open Cockpit Sunday at New England Air Museum

Join CT Hackerspace at the New England Air Museum for Open Cockpit Sunday, March 18th Visitors will be permitted to climb into the cockpits of up to 12 vintage aircraft, a full-motion flight simulator and two static flight simulators.The aircraft to be open include the famous Vought Corsair of WWII, the North American F-100 Super Sabre, a DC-3 airliner, several helicopters and more. We will be there along with other additional hands on activities for the enjoyment of visitors during the event. For the convenience of all, a food vendor will be on site all day


Discovering Unreported Malware Workshop at HackMiami

Alexander Heid will go over different ways to find ‘zero day binaries’ in the wild. ZDB’s are malware payloads that have not yet been reported or analyzed by antivirus providers.

Once we have obtained a few binaries from the wild, we will reverse the communications to find out exactly what they are doing and who they are talking to. Bring your laptop and get your VM’s ready because we are going to get our hands dirty in this digital biohazard environment.

Speaker Bio: Alexander Heid is local security researcher, board member of HackMiami, and co-chair of South Florida OWASP. Heid has worked within the defense and financial industries providing information security consultation services.

The workshop will be held at 1pm, March 17th at Planet Linux Caffe, 1430 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables 33134.

John Baichtal

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


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