CT Hackerspace hosts Waterbury Area Gaming Society

CT Hackerspace hosts Waterbury Area Gaming Society! The Waterbury Area Gaming Society is dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of gaming in all its forms. We look to provide a place for people to meet and have fun, and to share new games with each other. Gaming runs from 1:00 until everyone wants to leave! Anyone is free to come and play from any of the games we’ve brought, or bring your own to share with us. All ages are welcome – gamers under 18 please bring a parent.

Our first hosting will be on January 22nd at 1pm-10pm

Open Garage Door Indicator Light

garage door open indicator comicI admit it, I’ve left my garage door open all night… a few times. Doing so leaves all of my precious spare parts exposed for the taking! And maybe more importantly, provides access to the inside of my house…. not a good situation. I’ve been thinking about making some sort of indicator (inside the main house) for when the garage door is open. This would alert the home owner (me) that the garage is open.

After thinking about it for a while, I believe I came up with the simplest way to do this….

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Adding a Second PSU to your Desktop PC

2nd atx psu turn on circuitSome Graphics Cards for desktop PCs require a lot of juice to work, sometimes even more than the PSU Power Supply can output. And if you decide to run dual monitors with dual Graphic Cards, then one Power Supply may not be enough. There are a few options to elevate this situation. Purchasing a new hefty PSU would result in a tidy but expensive solution. A more DIY-friendly and significantly less-expensive solution is to add a second PSU (which you probably have kicking around) and delicate the 2nd PSU to your Graphic Card(s).

There is one tricky part to doing this, the PC motherboard controls when the PSU turns on and off. This post will go over how to automatically turn on/off the 2nd PSU with the PC.

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Launching of Nation of Makers!

I am happy to announce our efforts in creating the Nation of Makers.

Bill Saturno

President , Co-founder : CT Hackerspace
Transition team : Nation of Makers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nation of Makers
NoMTransitionGroup@gmail.com

More than 300 organizations come together to launch Nation of Makers
New non-profit organization will ensure that more Americans have access to the spaces, communities, and tools that enable them to make things, not just consume things.

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