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 will be in Pittsburgh this Friday and Saturday (September 13 and 14, 2013) for a weekend workshop. The cost is $35 $15 and includes dinner, lunch,… Read the rest
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 is only located in a few cities in the country, and Pittsburgh is lucky enough to be one of them.
The TechShop Summer… Read the rest
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 the robot butler takes part in Oreo cookie challenge (gizmag.com)
Carnegie Mellon’s HERB Masters Critical Oreo Separation Task (33rdsquare.com)
HERB the Robot Separates Oreo Cookie Before Turning on His… Read the rest
The following is a guest post from Eric Silver who is the founder of the Pittsburgh based company WebKite. I have crossed paths with Eric a few times over the past couple of years – coincidentally I think I may have first been introduced to him at Bacon Night at the Harris Grill (All good things on this blog related back to bacon night). Over the past few months I have been learning more about WebKite and how to use their tools to build some more great and Pittsburghy features for IheartPGH. You can learn more about WebKite and sign… Read the rest
If you want to learn more about social media then this is the weekend for you.
This Saturday and Sunday is the 7th Annual Podcamp Pittsburgh – a free unconference where social media experts from Pittsburgh and beyond will be offering presentations and panel discussions on all things social media. There are lots of sesssions for every level. If you have been looking to learn more about how to use blogging, Facebook, Twitter, podcasts and a host of other tools to get better connected on the internet – then Podcamp is for you.
Podcamp starts Friday night with a happy… Read the rest