Hack Night 2/13/13

Posted February 7, 2013
Category 3D Printing
Don't forget, this week is Hack Night! Hack Night is a bi-weekly event where like-minded geeks hang out and work on projects at the space such as Arduino microcontrollers, computers, 3D printers, and small robots.

Not a member? Not a problem! This is the perfect time to come check out Open Lab Idaho if you haven't had a chance to yet. Hack Night will start at 6 PM on Wednesday, February 13, and usually ends around 9 PM.

This event will be located at Open Lab Idaho at 110 W 33rd Street, Garden City, ID next door to The Reuseum. Look for a white cog and beaker logo on the door.

Ubuntu Idaho Loco Meeting: Ubuntu Server 1/29/13

Posted January 23, 2013
Category Computing
What: Ubuntu Idaho LoCo Meeting
Where: Open Lab Idaho, 108 W 33rd Street, Garden City, ID (next door to the Reuseum)
When: Tuesday, January 29, 6:00-8:00 PM (added ½ hr for this month’s topic/lab)
Topic(s): Install & Configure Ubuntu Server

Happy New Year to everyone. We've decided to spend the next few meetings on a new theme: Ubuntu Server. The first meeting will be about installation and configuration of a base server. While building a base server, we’ll discuss various configuration options to prep for various server roles and security.

The few months that follow we will cover related topics, currently on the table: Zentyal, Remote Administration & SSH Keys, SAMBA, Shell scripts, Authentication/LDAP, Email server, FreeNAS, Virtualization (Virtual Box, OpenStack & JeOS), LAMP & web frameworks/apps. Feel free to send us requests for presentations (or to offer to do a presentation).

Notes:

  1. We will be doing a server installation as part of this month's session, so feel free to bring your own machine if you'd like to follow along.

  2. If there is interest, we will also order pizza this round. We ask that if you plan to attend and want pizza you send us an R.S.V.P. at the email address below so we can get a head count. If you don't RSVP we can't guarantee the 'Za!

  3. If you are already familiar with Ubuntu Server, you’re still welcome to come by and help out with those that are learning it for the first time.



Hope to see you there!



Webpage: http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-idaho
Mailing list: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-id
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100908336249604020427/posts
Contact: contact@ubuntuidaho.org

BrewHack 2/9/13

Posted January 15, 2013
Category Arduino
On Saturday, February 9th at 6 PM, Open Lab Idaho is meeting to study two of the greatest things ever conceived by man: hacking and brewing, on the exact same night! At this meeting, we'll get to explore the craft of brewing, as well as new technology that can be used automate the process. Collin Rudeen of Bogus Brewing will be there to discuss both the process of brewing and the microcontrollers that he does it with, and local brewers will be on hand to talk recipes! Open Lab Idaho members (and community supporters! And friends! And whoever comes!) will get to see some cool tech to gain insight on the latest and greatest DIY automated setups.

So if you love brewing or hacking, or if you are fortunate enough to love both, don't miss out on BrewHack, The night of brewing and hacking!

Hack Night 1/30/13

Posted January 15, 2013
Category 3D Printing
Get this one on your calendar ahead of time: another Hack Night is fast approaching! The next Hack Night will be on Wednesday, January 30th from 6 PM until about 9 PM.

Hack Night is a bi-weekly event where like-minded geeks hang out and work on projects at the space such as Arduino microcontrollers, computers, 3D printers, and small robots. Not a member? Not a problem! This is the perfect time to come check out Open Lab Idaho if you haven't had a chance to yet.

This event will be located at Open Lab Idaho at 110 W 33rd Street, Garden City, ID next door to The Reuseum. Look for a white cog and beaker logo on the door.

General Meeting 1/26/13

Posted January 15, 2013
Category News
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Open Lab Idaho is just over a year old, and it is time for a General Meeting of the Membership and Community Supporters!

Meeting Date: 26th of January, 6 PM (Saturday)
Location: Open Lab Idaho

Open Lab Idaho has a lot of recent exciting developments, both for our organization, and the space it resides in. This meeting will cover both short term and long term plans. Check out all of the details after the break!



Agenda:

The State of OLI
Budget
Fee Review and Vote
Safety Policy
Tool Policy
Events and Meetups
Explorer Post for Youth Report Out
Open Topics

We have some topics which require a vote so a quorum is needed. Please plan on attending. We will attempt to host a Hang Out on Google+ as well if you are unable to attend in person.

Bring your questions, comments and concerns!

Hack Night 1/15/13

Posted January 11, 2013
Category 3D Printing
We are switching things up a little bit, this week Hack Night will be on Tuesday instead of the usual Wednesday. We are going to alternate between Tuesdays and Wednesdays every time to make sure that everyone gets the opportunity to attend. So remember, this week is Tuesday, January 15th at 6 PM.

Hack Night is a bi-weekly event where like-minded geeks hang out and work on projects at the space such as Arduino microcontrollers, computers, 3D printers, and small robots. Not a member? Not a problem! This is the perfect time to come check out Open Lab Idaho if you haven't had a chance to yet.

This event will be located at Open Lab Idaho at 110 W 33rd Street, Garden City, ID next door to The Reuseum. Look for a white cog and beaker logo on the door.

Edit: Last Hack Night, we tried switching it to a Tuesday to clear scheduling conflicts for potential attendees, but we just didn't give you enough notice! Sorry about that! For now, we'll stick with Wednesdays, and if we ever decide to change it again, we'll give you at least two weeks notice. Thanks!

 

Hack Night 1/2/13

Posted December 30, 2012
Category 3D Printing
It's time for the first Hack Night of the year! Hack Night is a bi-weekly event where like-minded geeks hang out and work on projects at the space such as Arduino microcontrollers, computers, 3D printers, and small robots.

Not a member? Not a problem! This is the perfect time to come check out Open Lab Idaho if you haven't had a chance to yet. Hack Night will start at 6 PM on Wednesday, January 2, and usually ends around 9 PM (on the same night, unfortunately).

This event will be located at Open Lab Idaho at 110 W 33rd Street, Garden City, ID next door to The Reuseum. Look for a white cog and beaker logo on the door.

 

 

Hack Night 12/19/12

Posted December 12, 2012
Category 3D Printing
Hack Night is this week! Hack Night is a bi-weekly event where like-minded geeks hang out and work on projects at the space.  Hack Nights tend to feature 3D printers, Arduino projects, quadrocopers, computer projects, motorcycle engines... we see all kinds of things roll, fly, hover, or walk into hack night.

Not a member? Not a problem! This is the perfect time to come check out Open Lab Idaho if you haven't had a chance to yet.

This event will be located at Open Lab Idaho at 110 W 33rd Street, Garden City, ID next door to The Reuseum. Look for a white cog and beaker logo on the door.

Indie Gaming 12/15/12

Posted December 12, 2012
Category 3D Printing
Reuseum Educational is hosting an indie gaming meetup called, "The Art & Science of Indie Gaming." An event for all ages, this meetup will feature indie board games like SEEj, and indie videogames such as Minecraft and other cool specimens of the sport.  We'll also get a chance to see Interplanetary Exploration, a Mars exploring tabletop game that the Raising Makers group is in the process of inventing. If you have an board or tabletop game that you have invented, bring it! For all of the details, be sure to check out  the Reuseum Ed blog!

This event will take place at Open Lab Idaho, next to the Reuseum at 110 W 33rd Street, Garden City, ID on Saturday, December 15th from 10 AM to 6 PM. See you there!

"The Lab" Build Party 12/8/12

Posted December 2, 2012
Category Make

It's official, Open Lab Idaho is expanding! We would love for everyone to take part in this new and exciting phase of Open Lab history. There is a lot of work to be done to prepare The Lab, where projects, machines and tools will be stored and used. Needless to say, we have been looking forward to this step for a very long time.

Come help us set up shop! Everything will start at noon on Saturday, December 8th. While we work, we'll be throwing a bit of a party in honor of our tremendous success. Bryan is bringing beer and snacks, so you really don't want to miss the wor- er, party!