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Hackerbot Labs enters the modern age

Posted by 3ricj on 5 February 2014

Hello interwebbernet,

We've been so busy trying to reinvent wireless power that we didn't notice this internet thing growing in popularity. To that end, we are trying to catch up. We are on the brink of many changes here at hackerbot labs, and one of the first major changes we would like to announce is the launching of our meetup group.

  • The meetup group enables us to communicate much more clearly when we are open and operating.  We've been doing stuff, but.. umm. forgot to tell anyone else.
  • It helps us make new friends better.  We need new minds, many of us have gotten old and cranky in the 9 years we've had the space open.
  • It might help dispel some of the myths and rumors spread far and wide about hackerbot labs.
  • Some day it might help us pay the bills.
  • The other day our website went down.  For 2 months.  Nobody noticed.   Yes, we are doing it wrong.   The meetup site might have a better uptime.  :)

Regardless, please join the meetup group, and RSVP for any meetings you see posted there you'd like to join.  If they are posted there, you are welcome to show up if you RSVP.

Cheers, -3ric

PS. I hear there is an infestation of cats on the internet.  However, I was highly, highly disappointed in the selection of long-haired cats playing with van de graaff generators.  Please help.  Meow.

Baby Angry Birds

Posted by 3ricj on 5 June 2013

Everybody loves angry birds. We had a creative bird who really wanted to build nests around hackerbot labs. We found three of them in time and had them removed, but then the sneaky angry mamma bird formed a nest and eggs in our fastener container. As punishment, we've decided to pull a truman show and make these little baby angry birds famous.
Best we can tell, these eggs got laid sometime around May 26.. and we expect them to hatch sometime between now and June 9th. This totally beats the flying toast screensaver.

A small plea for laser funds.

Posted by 3ricj on 27 August 2012

Ratha was kind enough to setup a "tip jar" to cover our budget overrun for the photonic beam project. We didn't do a very good job of spreading the word; it was buried in our last post. As of right now, we are short of reaching our goal.. if we don't get an additional ~$500 in the next three days we fail. Dear internet, help?

Click here to put some money in the tip jar.

Cheers,
-3ric and all of the folks at hackerbot labs.

Lab Tour for Vashon School Group

Posted by lklafleur on 12 June 2012

HBL members Rob Flickenger and Pip Johnson hosted a group of junior high students from the Vashon Island School District. The students got a full lab tour including demos of the quarter shrinker and artificial fulgurite foundry.

artificial fulgurite foundry

lab tour

 

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Find out about hackerbotlabs events!

Posted by 3ricj on 12 June 2012

We have a new list setup (low-traffic, announce only) for sending out notices of events at hackerbot labs.

Go get signed up:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/powellanddonovan

Cheers,
-HBL

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