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Upcoming projects at Hackforge

April 30, 2014

by Mita Williams in Volunteer Op

As you may know, Hackforge runs on the awesome power of its volunteers.  As chair of the volunteer group, it’s my job to let you know that there are some wonderful volunteer opportunities that might interest you:

 

SPORT AND HOBBY EXPO

Hackforge is going to have a presence at the Sport and Hobby Expo that will be held at the WFCU Centre May 30th to June 1st.  Help us represent! If you are interested, contact phil @ hackf.org

 

DOING THE w.a.v.e

w.a.v.e.s. (Windsor’s Artists, Visions, Energies & Sculptures) is a new art festival taking place Sept. 26-27 along the river at the Windsor Sculpture Park. The two-day event showcases local artists’ works of art, culture and technology

Hackforge is putting forward an entry in w.a.v.e.s. that involves persistence of vision technology. It’s going involve doing an electronic build and if you’d like to be part of this project, let us know (doug at hackf.org).

 

TECH TALKS

Tech Talks are generally held in the space every other Thursday, and they are a great way to share what you know with a friendly audience that appreciates the technical struggles behind making things work.  If you are interested in giving a Tech Talk, please contact Doug Satori (doug at hackf.org).

 

ROBOTS AT THE LIBRARY

The Forest Glade Branch of the Windsor Public Library has Mindstorm Robots.  Hackforge has a VEX robotics kit that needs someone to make a help guide or document step-by-step a project, so those unfamiliar with robotics can try the set.  Interested in helping out with such curriculum?  Contact aaron at hackf.org

 

These are only suggestions for volunteer work. As we are a member-driven organization, the opportunity to start projects in our space and do amazing work with others is always there too!

 

 


ODWE celebrates Open Data Day

February 23, 2014

by Mita Williams in News, Windsor Essex Open Data

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Thank you everyone who came out and joined Open Data Windsor Essex celebration of International Open Data Day 2014.  The theme of our event was ‘Get Your Data on the Map.’

After I gave a brief welcome and Introduction to Open Data, Philip Aylesworth gave a great presentation on the power and potential of using Google Fusion tables to produce both maps and data cards.

Doug Sartori and Jason Pomerleau then spoke to the group about some of the challenges that they faced using Open Data in a commercial app that they are currently building.

After my Introduction to Web Mapping, Randy Topliffe gave an impromptu taster of a future Tech Talk on making Data Beautiful using ReThinkDB, Pandas, and iPython Notebook.

Thank you everyone who spent the day with us and a special thank you goes out to the City of Windsor for making their Open Data Catalogue available to everyone.


Resources

November 1, 2013

by Mita Williams in Uncategorized

This is where we put links to helpful resources for the hacker local and abroad.

  • GIICM — an unfortunately-named IC pinout database. Has pinouts for an enormous array of TTL parts.
  • NTE Cross Reference — NTE manufactures a wide variety of products, specializing in substitutes for obsolete parts. This search can find info on parts that other sites can’t help you with.
  • Quarndon Online TTL chart — an extensive chart of TTL chip pinouts and functions.



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