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Never let it be said DEFCON attendees don’t know how to dress up. After one session today, I spotted attendee Paul sporting a snazzy electric blue bow tie. Although he claimed he didn’t actually make anything—he used an off the shelf LED matrix module—he did need to whip out a... Read more »



If you’re going to be at the hacker mecca of the DEFCON security conference in Las Vegas this weekend, there is a lot to keep the maker interested, both security related and beyond. If you’re unable to attend, I’m going to be bringing you some of the weekend’s highlights here... Read more »

Milwaukee 3D Printer Meetup


Remember that 3D Printing Meetup we had? You probably read all about it. Well, people liked it, so we’re doing it again. If you’ve got a MakerBot, RepRap, Mendel90, Solidoodle, Bukobot, Quantum ORD Bot, or some other oddly named CNC machine that spits out melted plastic, pack it up and... Read more »

Hackerspace Happenings for July 19

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Are you a hackerspace member with an event you’d like to publicize? Send it to [email protected] or tweet me at @johnbaichtal and I’ll post it. Also feel free to subscribe to my hackerspaces Twitter list. Hackerspace Happenings runs weekly(ish). This Saturday: Cinci’s Hive13 Hackerspace Open House Back by popular demand,... Read more »

ToorCamp Open for Registration


Europe has some pretty awesome hacker camps, but ToorCamp is the only one in the States that I know of. ToorCamp, the American hacker camp, first “launched” at the Titan-1 Missile Silo in Washington State in 2009. We’re continuing the tradition on the beautiful Washington Coast and are looking for... Read more »


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