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Meetup for new Hacker/Makerspace

GumboLabs has been pretty dormant since moving out, but there are a bunch of new faces that still want a hackerspace to happen! We’ll be holding a meetup Thursday (the 28th) to decide figure out what everybody’s into and where we’d like to take things. 7pm Z’otZ on Oak St. Back patio

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Drawdio Night!

Wednesday September 21st, 7pm at GumboLabs! We’re puttin’ together some Drawdios. The video above shows it off pretty well, it’s essentially a pencil with a 555 timer that makes wee-ooo noises based on the resistance across the graphite (and yourself) (or whatever). Don’t know what all that means? Don’t know how to solder? That’s OK! [...]

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‘Sirens’ Art Installation, part of the Technological Terrarium Exhibit

The ‘Sirens’ Art Installation opens tonight, August 6th from 6pm to 9pm at the Ogden and will be on view through September 12, 2011.  Free for the White Linen event.  The Sirens piece is apart of the Technological Terrarium Exhibit that is curated by Myrtle Von Damitz.  You can find the art installation in the tunnel [...]

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Open House: Bristlebot Night – July 13th

For our monthly open house we’re building the tiniest and simplest electronic robot… the Bristlebot. All it takes is a toothbrush head, a pager motor and a battery which we will have for you. The rest is up to your imagination! Bring some extra parts to embellish your Bot or dive into our Bristlebot parts [...]

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Open House: Space Balloon in June!

For our monthly open house this month we’re having an organizational meeting to put together a DIY near-space balloon equipped with cameras to film the journey. We’re hardly the first to do it, but a couple of other groups have made DIY photos of the curvature of the earth for miniscule budgets (less than $200). [...]

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Become a Supporter Level Member of GumboLabs for $10/mo

GumboLabs needs new members in order to grow, survive and ultimately be awesome. A lot of our charter members have left town and we’ve found that the $50 a month dues are hard to jump into, so we’re trying something new in order to keep sustainable and fresh: For a recurring fee of $10 a [...]

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OpenWRT Hack Night! Wednesday at 7pm

For May’s GumboLabs Open House we’re talkin’ custom router firmware for your router. Want to set up a repeater? Use it as a small webserver? There are tons of things you can accomplish, exactly what is what we hope to find out. Mark’s hosting and bringing a bunch of WGT634U routers to demo with. Hunter [...]

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DSO nano and synth circuit

A few days ago, a co-worker let me borrow his DSO nano to run a few tests. First thing I decided to do was throw a really chaotic waveform at it. I built this little synth with 2 square wave oscillators. It is kind of comical to call this a synth or even a set [...]

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Simon Dorfman’s Pecha Kucha Presentation about Gumbo Labs Video

Above video also viewable on vimeo. And the slides from this presentation were posted here. I’ll try to update this post later with a summary and some links from the slides.

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Tuesday Night Meeting 7:30 – 9:00

Is there anything in particular you’d like people to bring or prepare for this Tuesday’s meeting? Leave a comment. Otherwise it will be the usual hanging out, socializing, working on stuff together, what-have-you…

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