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.

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.

Getting Physical..

 

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Hackers aren’t exactly known for there physical ability or fortitude. But in recent years a number of hacker types have started doing some pretty impressive, dare I say athletic achievements. Bruce Potter and the Cycle Override teams are about to kick off a a mega ride across the country. While I used to ride my bicycle a lot I can’t say I’m up for a ride of that length. Instead I did the Goruck Challenge, right here in Burlington Vt with a bunch of folks. 4 of them were from the local Crossfit box.

It was epic to say the least.

There is often a perception that hackers fit into a certain stereotype…it’s changing, just you watch.

 

LockSport on Wednesday!

Parts of a lock in action!

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!

 

From Wikipedia:

At locksport meetings, members regularly participate in a variety of activities such as lock challenges, lock relay races, standardized tests, and many other such activities dreamed up by the members themselves.

One such activity is known as the Padlock Challenge, where members each start with a predefined number of padlocks linked together. As participants pick a lock, they attach the lock to the chain of padlocks of another participant. The goal is to be the first to rid oneself of all one’s locks.[citation needed] Another common activity is some form of speed challenge, where members are given a limited time to pick a lock, or compete for the best time on one or more locks.

2600 Friday and Anti-Surveillance Fashion Talk on Wednesday the 6th.

First and foremost, 2600 is this Friday from 5-8 at the Quarterstaff Game Lounge,(178 Main Street in Burlington Vermont).  It’s going to be tons of fun and afterwards we will head to the Lab..maybe.

Second on Wednesday the 6th at 6:30 at the Laboratory, I’m going to be giving a talk on anti-surveillance fashion The talk will cover the current state of play, who is working on this topic and similar matters. Be there or be square.

Lab B is Site 54 for Art Hop

Come by Lab B for a transgressive art show involving, light, sound, your data and the Internet! It’s going to be fun! It’s so awesome it has a warning label.

We’re going to be open on Friday and Saturday. Friday from 5-10 and Saturday 10-5/Whatever.

There will be throwies, Free Internet Access, and data fun!

This is also the First Friday of the Month..so 2600 up on Main St might be a little sparse..come see the Art Show instead!

All Memeber Meeting 8/12/12 @ 4PM at Laboratory B

This is the official announcement of our Presidential election meeting scheduled for 4:00pm on Sunday 8/12.  The full agenda as it currently stands (feel free to contact me for additions):

– Election of the President
– Trivial adjustment of member fees to cover fixed monthly costs (estimated $75 for full members)
– Art Hop Plan
– Champlain Maker Faire Plan
– Workshop Schedule