Have You Been to TechShop Yet? A Few Ways to Meet Pittsburgh’s Maker Space.

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One of my favorite places in Pittsburgh, that I am surprised that more people don't know about, is TechShop Pittsburgh.  Hack Pittsburgh created Pittsburgh's first maker space back in 2009, and continues to offer programming and events for Pittsburgh makers today.  When TechShop Pittsburgh opened two years ago, it provided more opportunities for Pittsburghers to collaborate and innovate. TechShop is community makerspace.  TechShop is kind of like a gym, but for making things instead of … [Read more...]

Laser Etch Your Pumpkin Pie at TechShop Tomorrow

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Not a baker? Not a problem.  You can impress your family with a custom laser etched pie. TechShop Pittsburgh is offering a pretty cool class for Thanksgiving.  You and your guest will get to use the Trotec laser cutter and will take home a custom laser-etched desert. If you haven't had a chance to explore TechShop yet - this is a great starter class.  I am a huge fan of using the laser cutter and this pie workshop is a great way to spend an evening preparing a special Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Have a Handmade Halloween – Halloween Classes & Activities Around Pittsburgh

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In addition to pumpkin pickin and hay rides, there are lots of other ways to get into the Halloween spirit around Pittsburgh this week.  While the Pittsburgh Glass Center's blown glass pumpkin workshop has already sold out, there is still plenty of space left in the other workshops.  I know the glass workshops are popular and we're already working on a post about ornament workshops for the holiday season. Friday. 10/24 - Make-It-Now Workshops @ Pittsburgh Glass Center Make-It-Now … [Read more...]

Links N’At – What is the correct glassware for an IC Light?

One of my favorite photos of Pittsburgh, snapped on a previous StepTrek

Here are A few links about Pittsburgh n'at that we think are worth a click... Robotics Incubator coming to Oakland // @PghBizTimes In case you haven't noticed - non-pittsburghers are moving to town.  NextPittsburgh has profiles 6 people and what brought them to town - New talent: 6 recent hires and what drew them to Pittsburgh //  @NEXTPittsburgh Wanna hang out with a bunch of developers?  Check out the Pittsburgh Code & Supply MeetUp For the serious beer drinkers and history … [Read more...]

TechShop Knows How to Hack a Party – Event on August 28 to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

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If you haven't had a chance to check out TechShop Pittsburgh yet - you are in luck!  On August 28, they are closing down the shop for a party of epic proportions.  This is a great party and a great deal - a day pass to TechShop is $50.  Tickets for Party@TechShop are $15, use the code TSlovesIheartPGH to save $5 off the ticket price.  So for $10 you get access to the shop and whole lot of food and drink from some of the best local spots in town. Party@TechShop - Thursday, August 28 When: … [Read more...]