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Philly just got a HUGE rapid-prototyping upgrade. HOORAY!!

We have ordered our MakerBot CupCake CNC and it will be here soon! Watch for the upcoming workshop on how to use it, September 19th. YAY!!!
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Quickpost: Makerbot Pledgie

Since Jordan went to MakerBot ‘Bot Cave’ opening this weekend, we started to pool money to get a MakerBot 3d Printer.

Click here to lend your support to: Hive76 needs a 3D rapid prototyping printer! and make a donation at www.pledgie.com !

’nuff said!

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Hot on the tail of The Fab Show, EKG has been hitting the bricks, and working to get art into people’s hands.  The Fab Show (which is still running at their gallery at The Science Center) was a show of 3D printing technology, and rapid prototyping.  I think the fancy term was “Modern DIY Vernacular”.   Seeing how nifty the show was, they’ve arranged printing workshops for the Fab@Home and the MakerBot 3D printers for right here in Philly.

MakerBot Printing Workshop:

This workshop I do know about.  The MakerBot workshop is happening right here at Hive 76, starring MakerBot founder Zack Hoeken.  The class is Saturday June 20th, from 1PM to 5PM. You just need to show up on time, and with a laptop, and we do the rest. We’ll teach you everything you need to do a first design, and a first printing using the MakerBot. Tickets  for the 4 hours class are $25 (or $5 for students).

Fab@Home Printing Workshop

I don’t have much detail on this one, and I’ll fill it in when I do. I do know it’ll be the night of June 17th from 6PM to 8PM, and it will be with Fab@Home founder, Evan Malone.

3D printer vs 3D printer? Project founder vs Project founder?  Seriously folks,  that is just awesome.

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Fritzing

fschemerawsmall-jpeg-image-700x230-pixelsDaniel showed up the Python, Processing, and Pizza tonight with Fritzing on the mind.  Firtzing is this awesome new tool that is based on the ideas Processing and Arduino. Instead of doing code though, Fritzing does electronics board design.  If you know how to put together a breadboard, or can figure it out, Fritzing will auto-generate a PCB and schematic based on just that. It’s clearly still in beta, but already it looks like it will knock the socks off of anyone who has tried to work with Eagle or other PCB design programs.

We are going to be running a Fritzing study group starting next Thursday, right here at Hive 76. The Study Group will run from 7PM to 9PM out of our space at 915 Spring Garden (dial #500 to get let in). If you want to find out more, join the discussion on our mailing list.

Plus, I just like the word ‘Fritzing’…