Member Project of the Week!

Welcome to a new blog section where we feature the work of our incredibly talented members! Look for a new hack every Tuesday, and learn just what we all get up to at SSD.

This week, Skyler Fly-Wilson shared this video of a dancing LED demo he put together using Arduino. It’s super cool, and he’s got some great thoughts on where to take it next. Check it out!

Day of the Dead Party 2011 Recap

Thanks to all who waded through wicked weather to attend our post-Halloween party on Tuesday evening November 1. We had more types of lights than you can count on 2 hands and more importantly, dozens of people stopping by to see them! Special thanks to John E. for wowing everyone with lasers, fog, and sound-reactive flowers (as seen at Burning Man, Apogaea and other events); Peter for the awesome music; and Rudy and Liz for the food.

If you missed the party, remember you can always stop on by on any Tuesday evening starting around 7:30 for our weekly public meeting, and/or check in with us if you want to stop by on a Saturday afternoon or other time!

Thanks to Mollie for the photos!

November 1: Day of the Dead Party

On Tuesday November 1 we will interrupt our regularly scheduled meeting for a Day of the Dead party! If you’ve been meaning to check us out anyway (or not, but just love fun Halloween activities), here’s an even better reason. You never know what kind of crazy contraptions a Hackerspace can come up with around Halloween! And if you’ve already made this space your place then help make the night even more right by contributing your skills and talents to make it extra cool!

Time: 8:00 pm – ? on Tuesday Nov 1

  • Costumes encouraged
  • Prizes for best costume(s)
  • BYOB
  • we’ll have some food, a DJ, fog and blinky lights
  • other special engineering marvels (maybe… the problem is, it’s hard for us hackers to finish anything)

We’ll be creating an event page on Facebook and / or check back here for more info. See you there!