This week in Maker Events
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Looking to take a break from tinkering on your latest project this weekend? Here are some fine maker events to check out, from The Maker Events Calendar. Wish your event was on the list? Add it to the calendar!

Coming up this week:

Open hacking hours @Baltimore Node
Baltimore, MD
Thursday, Feb 11, 2010, 7pm – 9pm

Jam session @i3Detroit
Royal Oak, MI
Friday, Feb 12, 2010, 7pm – 12am

48 Hour Hackathon @NYC Resistor
Brooklyn, NY
Friday, Feb 12, 2010 6pm – Sunday, Feb 14, 6pm

Hacker Olympics Kickoff @HackPGH
Pittsburgh, PA
Friday, Feb 12, 2010, 7pm – 10pm

Techno-Swap-Fest
Linthicum, MD
Saturday, Feb 13, 2010, 9am – 2pm

Audio Fun with Coils @NYC Resistor
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, Feb 13, 2010, 4pm – 6pm

Arduino Class – Session I @Alpha One Labs
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, Feb 13, 2010, 1pm – 4pm

Minne-Faire @Hack Factory
Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, Feb 13, 2pm – 11pm

Free Culture 20X0
Washington, DC
Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 – Sunday, Feb 14, 2010, 8am – 5:30pm

Public Arduino Night @ theTransistor
Provo, UT
Saturday, Feb 13, 2010, 5pm – 8pm

Start planning for:

Handmade Music Night @interacess
Toronto, Canada
Friday, Feb 19th, 2010, 10pm+

Learn to play the Didgeridoo @Pumping Station: One
Chicago, IL
Saturday, Feb 20th, 2010, 2pm – 4pm

Intro to Electronic Soldering @The Hacktory
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, Feb 20th, 2010, 1pm – 4pm

NEMES 14th Annual Model Engineering Show
Waltham, MA
Saturday, February 20, 2010, 10am – 4pm

Using Transistors @Metrix Create Space
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Feb 21, 2010, 2pm – 4:30pm

Pure Data Workshop 2: Interfacing with the world
Portland, OR
Sunday, Feb 21, 2010, 1pm – 5pm

Friday Night at The Crucible
Oakland, CA
Friday, Feb 26, 2010, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Maker Faire Newcastle
Newcastle, UK
Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 – Sunday, Mar 14, 2010

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  1. Yes – well cut. Did you use a guide? Electric knife?

    And a note to everyone experiencing this unusual quantity of snow: Get it off of your roofs. Partially wet/melted snow will make an ice dam. Then melted snow behind will dam up and leak through your roof.

    Best thing to do is to remove as much snow as possible and if there is a dam, provide a path for melted snow to drain away.

    Keep your home smelling more like yeast, less like mold.

  2. Been in NOVA 40 years, learned to read the jet set stream, and the storms along the Texas coast. We get stocket up a week in advanced – FORTUNATELY.

    I have bread making on my to do list but have so much else to do – like digging out – that I have not gotten to it.

    We have drifts 3 -4 feet deep in the side yard.

    Ice sickles 4 – 5 feet long off the side of the house.

    Sorry for your predicament.

  3. We’re slammed here in Takoma Park too! My wife, being a rabid baker, found herself in the same quandry and made some Irish Soda Bread. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/irresistable-irish-soda-bread/detail.aspx We didn’t have buttermilk so she used the old trick of whole milk mixed with lemon juice. If you let it sit for about five minutes it works great. It’s a teaspooon of lemon juice per cup of milk. (Vinegar works too, you need the acidity) It tastes even better the next day.

  4. Check out the book “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day” to learn how to make bread dough in large batches that you keep in the fridge. Want bread? Just grab a handful of dough from the fridge, shape it for a few seconds and then bake it. It is really quite easy!

    I am also impressed with your slicing job!

  5. @Nat
    Thanks. From you that’s a compliment. I was sort of amazed at how well the bread came out and how good it tastes, given how old and questionable (and bare-bones basic) all of the ingredients were.

    @CircuitGizmo
    Yes, I have a bread-cutting jig (sort of a hard-plastic miter box for bread). Cuts really consistent, sandwich-width slices. And yes, an electric knife.

  6. Wow Gareth–impressive, indeed! I doubt I could make bread that looks that good with all the amenities and no snow storm. And cinnamon rolls next? Hopping on my snowboard now–be right over!

  7. They’re about to come out of the oven. That smell! Wish you were here, G. Cinnamon roll pig-out, my house. Everybody — come on over!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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