OpenPGH – Code for America – Pittsburgh Brigade

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I have been meaning to write a post about the last Code for America Pittsburgh Brigade Meetup which was held at the Studio for Creative Inquiry in February.  But is has been a busy month – I promise I will write more about my experience attending the StartingBloc fellowship in Los Angeles at the beginning of march.  I have lots of ideas to share. At the February meetup the group decided to call the Code for America Pittsburgh chapter (other cities more

8 Things to Store Around Town for Pittsburgh Events

If you’re visiting Pittsburgh for the 1st or 500th time to attend a big event, you might travel with supplies and equipment. Luckily, you can use Spacefinity.com – an online marketplace to connect with friendly neighborhood residents to store your stuff around town. Here’s a list of some of the big annual events and the stuff you can put in storage: Art - Over 10,000 visual and performing artists have presented work at the Three Rivers Arts Festival more

Hack A Ford This Weekend – Calling All Developers and Hackers

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TechShop Pittsburgh will be hosting a Ford OpenXC workshop this weekend.  Ford has developed the OpenXC platform to allow developers and hackers to build an app that harnesses data from your car. OpenXC is a combination of open source hardware and software that lets you extend your vehicle with custom applications and pluggable modules. It uses standard, well-known tools to open up a wealth of data from the vehicle to developers. The Ford Team more

TechShop Open House – Try the Plasma Cutter, Weld a Custom Branding Iron, And More!

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TechShop Pittsburgh, located in Bakery Square, is hosting an all day summer social Saturday, June 22. The communal space offers a ton of different professional equipment and workshops for members to start creating. The interns took a field trip there today, and I have to say we were impressed. There are so many machines and cool projects going on, the place is definitely a must-see. From 3D printers to sewing machines, this place has it all. TechShop more

CMU Robot Tackles An Important Task

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Meet HERB (Home Exploring Robotic Butler) who was developed at Carnegie Mellon’s Personal Robotics Lab. HERB has finally tackled an important and difficult problem – how to separate an Oreo Cookie. Thanks to Chris Briem @ NullSpace for sharing this video. Here are a whole bunch of articles (with some humous titles) about HERB and oreo cookies  … Sure, Give That Robot A Knife: Three More Oreo Separator Machines (uproxx.com) HERB more

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