CT Hackerspace invited to national White House Meeting

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy held a meeting for hackerspace and makerspace organizers on Aug. 24 in Washington, D.C., helping them understand federal government support and also developing collaborative networks of spaces across the U.S.

Over 150 space organizers attended. Bill Saturno, co-founder and president of CT Hackerspace, along with colleagues of some neighboring Connecticut makerspaces, were among those invited to discuss these emerging centers of innovation.

The Hackerspace / Makerspace concept has gained support from numerous government agencies for its connection to workforce development, innovation, manufacturing, and contributions to tomorrow’s game changers and the next disruptive technology.

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CT Hackerspace Startup Day Exhibit and Roundtable with Congresswoman Esty a Success.

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CT Hackerspace hosted an exhibit of several local Connecticut Startups, as well as invited Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty for Startup Day Across America. After meeting with the congresswoman, all businesses in attendance had an opportunity for a full round table discussion on how state and federal government can better assist local businesses.

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Join us as CT Hackerspace welcomes the CT Home Shop Machinists Group Aug 14th at 2pm

CT Hackerspace welcomes the Connecticut area Home Shop Machinist group on August 14th at 2pm.  The Connecticut area Home Shop Machinist group is a local community of Hobbyist machinists and enthusiasts. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other hobbyists and learn new techniques or share your projects with others.

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CT Hackerspace proud to become an official Hackster Event Location.

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In 2016, Hackster set on new mission: reach 50,000 makers and developers around the world through a physical network of Meetups and Workshops, focused on IoT education in the 21st century.

Hackster.io is an online community for hardware hackers. Are you an electronics newbie that wants to build the next awesome robot? Are you a seasoned pro that has more ideas than time? Are you somewhere in between? Hackster are looking for hackers and makers to share ideas, work on projects, and much more!

Led by a network of passionate ambassadors, they’re giving communities and partners a voice in envisioning what’s next in hardware, the cloud, and connectivity, and the magic that happens when they all come together. Hackster Ambassadors run live events that benefit their communities. Hackster supports them on the national level by providing access to hardware, software and learning materials through corporate partners. Hackster also provides training necessary to build a welcoming community and run stellar events.

Two local technology enthusiasts have teamed up and have been approved as Hackster Ambassadors. Bill Saturno and Louis DiCarro, both involved with cutting edge technologies and also key players in starting individual hackerspaces in Connecticut, are excited to start working with Hackster. They can’t wait to empower local makers and developers on emerging technologies …and they have figured what better place to host these events than CT Hackerspace. CT Hackerspace’s facilities can handle groups of almost any size, and has resources in house needed from a hosting a small group lecture to a full fledged hackathon needing tons of tools and supplies within their 4,000 square foot facility.

Stay informed of upcoming events: https://www.meetup.com/Hackster-it-Hardware-Meetup-Watertown/



Congresswoman Esty to help celebrate Startup Day at CT Hackerspace August 4th.

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August 4th is Startup Day Across America. Startup Day Across America connects elected officials with the startups in the communities they represent so that they can learn about the challenges new companies face and meet the business leaders building the future. Congresswoman Esty is planning on a visit at 9:30 AM on August 4th, National Startup Day.

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Project iTopie Continues…

iTopie MDF RightNo, it’s not done yet but the iTopie project continues. As you can see, the frame is painted, the parts are printed and the assembly process is well underway. I’m very satisfied with how the frame came out. It is solid and my added handle is the bee’s knees. The handle is slightly rearward of the current CG but I will try to fix that by putting any additional components as far rearward as possible. It’s still a handy handle, though!



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Community Donation Tables continues with strong Start!

Community Donation Table:

Give. Take. Swap.  …Open to anyone!

This Week Items Include:

Laptops (Need work) , Bluetooth items, Apple Software (OS X), Parts Boxes, toggle switches, Soldering irons, Misc Wires, float switches, electrical junction boxes.

  • Have Something that could use a new home?  Drop it Off.
  • See Something you like? Take It and Enjoy.
  • Do you really like it?  Leave a Donation and Help Support CT Hackerspace.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Learn to Weld things that don’t fall apart.

Many DIY projects require welding.  This can be a show stopper for many hobbyists.  Do you dream of building a roll cage, bicycle, tools or furniture?

In this two day introductory workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of welding.

Taught by Wade Barocsi an automotive welding and metallurgy instructor at NVCC.welding-clipart-industry_clipart

Tuesday June 21st at 6-8:30pm and Saturday June 25th 1-3:30pm.

You must RSVP on our Meetup Page to assure a spot in class! 

(LINK : http://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/231757791/?rv=ea1)

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