HackJam Highlights: 2013-05-07

HackJam 2013-05-07 was a great success!  The room was packed with people planning project, starting projects, working on projects, demonstrating nearly finished projects, evaluating and receiving commercial products and visiting to see what all the excitement was about.  It went great!       HughW leading a NINJA BLOCKS workshop and also a NETDUINO demo …

Free Software hackfest Highlights: 2013-05-01

On Wednesday May 1st, we held the first instance of our new bi-monthly Free Software hackfest at the Dim Sum Labs. I have to admit I didn't expect so many attendees for the first time, especially on a public holiday, but to my surprise about 12 hackers showed up, all passionate about Free Software. That …

HackJam Highlights: 2013-04-30

  HackJam 2013-04-30 was a great success!  The room was packed with people working on projects, demonstrating nearly finished projects, receiving products and visiting from overseas.  There wasn't an empty seat! We had two great guys come by, visiting as guests for the first time.  They were referred to us by our friends at Cocoon: …

HackJam Highlights: 2013-04-24

HackJam 2013-04-24 was a great success.  The room was packed with people working on projects, demonstrating nearly finished projects, receiving products and visiting from overseas.  There wasn't an empty seat!     Makibox (in the form of Jon Buford) was in the house, delivering some freshly manufactured units to members who have been eagerly awaiting their units. …

Kicking off a new, recurring Free Software hackfest

Hackers know it: hacking is a lot of fun…but what to hack on exactly? Well, we are a group of people passionate about Free Software, and, starting May 1st, we will meet regularly to hack together on various projects. These recurring hackfests will take place every other Wednesday at the Dim Sum Labs, from 8pm to 10pm. So come and have fun with us!

Quick guide to DimSumLabs’ Github

I needed to upload my code for "Chef", the newly wall-mounted internet connected LED matrix scroller at DimSumLabs (see picture), so that other people can hack it. We have a github account. I'm not a professional or social coder, so I am unfamiliar with git. Here's what I did to get the code online, for …