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Denver Mini Maker Faire 2016 recap in pictures

SSD members turned out in force the the mini maker fair held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the crowd was fantastic. Jim’s Drawbot was a huge draw — one girl adored it and was thrilled when he gave her the drawing it had just made! Terry’s soccer scoring system got the […]

Bitmessage and Tahoe-LAFS at Crypto and MeshNet Meetup

On Wednesday, August 28, the Solid State Depot had crypto and meshnet meetup with lightning talks, general discussion, and installation for Bitmessage and Tahoe-LAFS. Ben Burdette started off the meetup with a presentation on Bitmessage. Bitmessage is a P2P communicationns protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and […]

Fix-It Clinic with Eco-Cycle

Volunteers of the Solid State Depot Boulder Hackerspace, along with Eco-Cycle, coached and assisted citizens of the Boulder, Colorado area in need of electronic equipment repair as part of the Fix-It Clinic event on Sunday, August 11th.  By not only helping fix, but also helping teach and educate by demonstration, the Solid State Depot volunteer […]

Arduino Night @ BHS

We had Arduino night last Thursday. The big win was all the mentorship happening around the room on Arduino, projects and discussing the how’s and why’s. It was a terrific buzz with a wide range of activity.     From simple beginner projects…   to “The Midi Mushroom”, a really cool project Chris is working […]

Last Call for Soldering Workshop This Weekend!

Soldering Workshop: MintyBoost What: MintyBoost Mobile Device Charging kit When: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 12:00pm – 3:00pm Where: Solid State Depot, 5311 Western Avenue, Suite 115, Boulder, CO 80301 Why: To learn to solder! And, to have a sweet mobile device charger that you built.! Who: Instructed by Joel. Cost: Members: $13, Non-Members $25 Want […]

Solid State Depot Fall Workshops/Classes!!!

Summer is coming to an end, and that means school is back in session. To get into the swing of things we’re putting on workshops/classes galore! We will be putting on events three weekends in a row starting October 13th. We are now hosting all of our events through Meetup.com. This will slightly change the […]

Introducing SparkFun’s Engineering Roundtable Video Series

Our friends at SparkFun have launched a new educational video series called Engineering Roundtable, with the latest episode featuring one of our founding members, Joel Bartlett. In the second episode of the series, Joel shows and tells us about the process of visualizing sound called Cymatics. Watch grains of salt organize into several different shapes […]