Events with the Lab in October!

It’s cooling off outdoors but the Lab is heating up for October!

Laboratory B Hosted Events:

2600 Meeting Fri, October4, 5pm – 8pm:
2600 this Friday from 5-8 at the Quarterstaff Game Lounge,(178 Main Street in Burlington Vermont) Get your geek on before football takes over! Traditional old school hacker meetup! So cool
Soldering Workshop Thu, October 9th, 6:00pm to 8:30pm:
Come by the Lab from 6pm-8:30pm to learn to solder! We’ll be assembling Weevil Eye’s from Sparkfun. Donations welcome, RSVP [email protected] so we know you’re coming.
Python Session Wednesday, October 23, 6pm – 8pm:
Inexperienced and experienced  programmers gather to jam on Python code. This session focuses on lesson’s from Python The Hard Way.
Locksports Wednesday Wed, October 30, 6pm – 8pm:
Come by the Lab and learn about the inner working of locks, safes, and other physical security devices!

Directions to the Laboratory B can be found here

Events Laboratory B Members will be present at:

VT Hackathon:  Sam & Friends will be competing in the HackVt event hosted by MyWebGrocerDealer.com Fairpoint Communications and C2 Computing. October 11-12. Jesse might be flying his multicopter around the building!
PumpCon: Laboratory B member Jesse will be in Philly for PumpCon a very old school hacker con. PumpCon is the 25-27th of October.
GoRuck Challenge: Jesse will be attempting the GoRuck Challenge (second time) Saturday the 5th at 1Am. It’s not that tech, but it’s crazy fun.

Events Laboratory B will be at:

TechJam: Laboratory B is proud to have a table at the Techjam along with Burlington’s other makerspaces. We’ll be there talking about Burlington Gig, Tech Outreach, what’s going on at the Lab and other fun stuff. October 18-19th at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Ask us about the after party.

Random but Cool:

Get your Tech-Month Burrito this October, all month long,at Boloco on Church Street! And this Friday, Oct 4. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 15% of all Boloco burrito sales (not just the Tech Month burrito) will be set aside for a donation to Girl Develop It.
“Girl Develop It” is dedicated to providing a harassment-free community and learning experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Hack the Stacks: Civic Hacking at Fletcher Free Library
Want to create apps for Fletcher Free Library? Want to help Big Heavy World promote and preserve Vermont-made music? Want to build WordPress websites for Vermont’s non-profit organizations? Join other developers, technology integrators, designers and hackers of all types for 2 days of civic hacking at Fletcher Free Library.
 10am-6pm &  12pm-6pm
Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington, VT 0540

Champlain Mini Maker Faire Roundup 2013

The Laboratory B crew had a great time at the two day  Champlain Mini Maker Faire! With the support of Sparkfun (Thanks, Dave(s) and Jeff) we taught kids & adults how to solder! We had three kits in the mix this year, Weevil Eye, Big Time Watch & Mr. Roboto. If you had trouble with your kit or ran out time please feel free to swing by the Lab, but let us know your coming ([email protected]) Awesome!

Laboratory B Goes to Art Hop

The Laboratory B Crew and friends went out to Art Hop to show people how to make throwies and have a good time. We got together at the Lab around 5:30 assembled some throwies and made some awesome silly cyberpunk costumes (sorta). Then it was down to SEABA’s Art Hop. Art Hop is party open gallery show, part street fair and part Burning Man down on Pine Street.

It was great to see the Vermont Makers crew, and the Generator folks out too on Pine Street.

Event At Laboratory B in September & Late August

We’ve got a bunch of cool events coming up in September. The students are going back to school and the geese are flying South so it must be time for cool stuff!

August: 

Locksports Wed, August 28th. 6pm – 8pm:
Come by the Lab and learn about the inner working of locks, safes, and other physical security devices!

September:

Soldering Workshop Thu, September 5, 6:00pm to 8:30pm:
Come by the Lab from 6pm-8:30pm to learn to solder! We’ll be assembling Weevil Eye’s from Sparkfun. Donations welcome, RSVP [email protected] so we know you’re coming.
2600 Meeting Fri, September 6, 5pm – 8pm:
2600 this Friday from 5-8 at the Quarterstaff Game Lounge,(178 Main Street in Burlington Vermont) Get your geek on before football takes over! Traditional old school hacker meetup!
Art Hop: September 6-8, 2013 | Laboratory B CyberPunk Parade!
Laboratory B is having a CyberPunk Costuming Party before Art Hop, and then we are going down to make a spectacle of ourselves and check out some Art.  Check out the R.U Cyberpunk & The Real CyberPunk Fake Book available at the Lab. Leather Jackets, Mirror Shades, & Lasers are the way!
Co-op Happy Hour: Hackerspaces Edition: September 10th, 6pm-8pm:
Summer’s almost over, and it’s time once again for Vermont Cooperators to gather for pizza, beverages, and good conversation. This time around we’ll be gathering at Burlington’s hackerspace, Laboratory B, and there will be a short presentation from members about the hackerspace model/movement (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace). This Co-op Happy Hour will also be attended by a visiting delegation of students of cooperation from Japan, so be sure to stop by for some interesting cross-cultural discussions! BYOB, and if you want pizza, bring a few bucks to chip in…

Ruby Sessions  Node.js Thu, September 12, 6pm – 8pm:
Inexperienced and experienced  programmers gather to jam on Ruby node.js code.
Python Session Thu, September 19, 6pm – 8pm:
Inexperienced and experienced  programmers gather to jam on Python code. This session focuses on lesson’s from Python The Hard Way.
Locksports Wednesday Wed, September 25, 6pm – 8pm:
Come by the Lab and learn about the inner working of locks, safes, and other physical security devices!

Champlain Valley Mini-Maker Faire:
It’s so big and awesome (like Champ the Lake Monster) Event info here! Time is below.

Saturday, September 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Steptember 29, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shelburne Farms Coach Barn

Directions to the Laboratory B can be found here

 

Solarfest Recap..

On Sunday Aaron, Justin & Jesse headed down to Tinmouth, for Solarfest. Solarfest was billed as a blends  of art, education, and outreach to inspire conservation, promote renewable energy, and support sustainable communities. Laboratory B was their to support a maker presences with our learn to solder workshop.

While we were there we got to meet up with Jeff from Sparkfun. 

 

IMAG0209We operated the soldering booth from 10-3 and afterwards were might hungry so on the way back we stopped at the Middlebury A&W for some burgers and floats.

In the coming weeks we have more soldering workshops to do, in St. Albans & the Centerpoint School. It’s going to be a hot summer!

Ruby the Hard Way Sessions

Join with new and experienced Ruby programmers in working through Ruby the Hard Way! This free to low cost way to learn about one of the most exciting dynamicreflective, general-purpose object-oriented programming language out there! These session will be scheduled regularly soon, but for tonight the jam starts at 6 PM at Laboratory B.

Events in June..

Oh the Summer is heating up with events, so stay cool with Laboratory B’s underground space! IMG_20120825_080926

  • June 7th: 2600 Meeting: That’s tonight, we get together to swap stories, decompress and talk about cool stuff. Tonight 6/7 from 5-8pm at the Quarterstaff Game Lounge at 178 Main Street  above Body Art Tattoo.
  • June 12th: Our tried and true Learn to Solder workshop, come by the Lab from 6pm-8pm to learn to solder! We’ll be assembling Weevil Eye’s from Sparkfun. Donations welcome, RSVP [email protected] so we know your coming. Directions can be found here
  • June 22-23: Summer Cleaning, LAN Party, Hack-a-thon and BBQ Weekend! We’re going to spend the weekend cleaning house, organizing projects, playing video games, working on projects and enjoying some good livin’. Come on by the Lab to join in. More info to follow!
  • June 26th: Locksport Wednesday. Learn how locks work, and the fundamentals of physical security.

Laboratory B Events In May

Laboratory B has three events planned for this May

1: We will be meeting again for 2600 on Friday 5/3 from 5-8pm at the Quarterstaff Game Lounge at 178 Main St. above Body Art Tattoo.
2: There will be a Locksport Wednesday on 5/22. Come by the Lab from 6pm to 8pm for a fun time with all kinds of Locksport related fun!
3: Learn to Solder workshop on the May 9th,  Come by the Lab from 6pm-8pm to learn to solder! We’ll be assembling Weevil Eye’s from Sparkfun. Donations welcome, RSVP [email protected] so we know your coming.
We also planning on having some gaming events & maybe the return of the anti-surveillance  fashion talk!