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 use the term brigade – so you will often see Pittsburgh bridgade) OpenPGH.
The February OpenPGH MeetUp is one… Read the rest
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 since the event started in 1960. With all of the creating, planning, and organizing, who has time to worry about tables, chairs,… Read the rest
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.
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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 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