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 »

Sew Nerdy Art Show Features Geeky Delights

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The Sew Nerdy art show opens at Bear and Bird gallery in Lauderhill, Florida, and features some spectacular examples of geekery-meets-craft. Some highlights include the awesome crochet Clocky from Pee Wee’s Playhouse by Allison of Crafty is Cool, the NPR Plush series from Heidi Kenney, and other nerdy favorites from... 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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