Bring your own t-shirt, or other white item, and fill it with fabric dye! B.Y.O.T. Tie Dye Summer Event with be Friday, 7/3/2015, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm in the upstairs arts and crafts area, a free event for members. A 100% cotton item works best such as a clean t-shirt, socks, a hat, apron., etc. Washing items is helpful if they are newly purchased but avoid fabric softener, which is oily and repels dye. Twelve bright colors in easy applicator bottles and all other materials will be provided for you to hand color your item.
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Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Northside Mini Makerfaire a success! Our awesome volunteers helped everyone from little kids to adults build 100 noisemaker kits. Thanks also to the donors who helped pay for the kits. Yay awesomeness!
If you’d like to see more photos, please check out Drew Fustini’s G+ link on the mailing list. Also of note is that we are going to the Detroit Makerfaire, July 25-26th. Announcements will come soon, but email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering for the Detroit Makerfaire.
Hey Hacky People,
The last crappy robot competition we ran (http://pumpingstationone.org/
Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/Y0ykHvbsq8
View the official rules here:
Note that the official rules are subject to change. If you are registered for the competition, you will get notice of rule changes.
Check out http://youtu.be/46ivFpsmEVQ for inspiration! HEBOCON is what inspired us to put on our own crappy robot competition!
Justin T. Conroy
Robot at Large
OK, so you probably didn’t get tickets to a certain event on Saturday in Munster, IN, and want to commiserate by drinking and brewing beer. Or, maybe you did, and you want a good excuse to drink a certain limited edition beer you just acquired with people who will immediately become your best friends! *hint hint* So come to Beer Church’s Lark Dord Day!
We will attempt a brave and daring feat for the first time in PS:One history – brewing a Russian Imperial Stout. And not just any Russian Imperial Stout. The goal: to brew a beer so alcoholic it poses a fire hazard, with a mouth feel comparable to 15w30 motor oil, that is darker than the CEO of Comcast’s soul!
Noon-ish, this Sunday. 21+ only. Etc. 12:30 PM.
In nomine Barley,
Beer Pope (Eastern Orthodox)
“Before Watergate, Wikileaks, and Edward Snowden, there was Media, Pennsylvania.”
For our next movie night we’d like to screen the documentary 1971: “On March 8, 1971 eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, a town just outside Philadelphia, took hundreds of secret files, and shared them with the public. In doing so, they uncovered the FBI’s vast and illegal regime of spying and intimidation of Americans exercising their First Amendment rights.”
Adam Forsyth, the son of one of the eight, who called themselves the Citizens’ Commission, will be giving a talk after the screening. The screening is open to the public and BYOB. Some snacks will be provided.
Sign up for the movie here: http://www.meetup.com/Pumping-Station-One/events/221330710/
When: Sunday April 19th, 5 PM
Where: Pumping Station: One Electronics Lab upstairs
Want to hang out with a group of fun geeky people at a Hackerspace and play some awesome games? How about homemade snacks and homebrew beer? Still not awesome enough for you? Well, how about we hack an Xbox Kinect and scan you, then 3D print a custom game piece with your face on it, or make custom game counters on a laser cutter?
Come on by Pumping Station: One, Chicago’s biggest Hackerspace, on April 11th and have some fun and maybe even learn a few skills! Bring your favorite games, or if you want some supreme geeky-points, bring a game you designed and play-test it with us [we can even discuss how to spruce-up your game with lasercut or 3D printed pieces, hint-hint]!
This event is public, so bring your family, friends, or just awesome gamers you know and wanna hang out with! If you want to take part in making the 3D printed game pieces, or laser cutting custom counters, we do ask for a minimum of $1 suggested donation to cover materials. If you want to see this stuff continue into the future, please donate more! Proceeds will go to Pumping Station: One’s donation box.
WHEN: Saturday March 21, 2015, at 02:00 PM
Linux Charcuterie – How the Linux Sausage is Made
Ian McLeod will take a look at the entire chain of building a distribution from start to finish, exploring how source is packaged and built, and then complex combinations of packages are joined together to make a cohesive Linux distribution. His talk will include include details of how this all works in a diverse set of environments – from aging x86 hardware to public cloud environments, Linux containers, and immutable systems.
Fedora and Project Atomic
Sten Turpin will build on Ian’s talk, giving an overview of Red Hat’s new, container-focused platform, Project Atomic. Basing his talk around the Fedora-based version of the project, he’ll demonstrate how to deploy and use Project Atomic on the Amazon AWS infrastructure.
We will have food! Probably pizza! At least a few of us typically bring some beverage to share, as well. We’re a community-run organization, so we recommend bringing a few dollars if you’d like to partake of the food. No one will be denied a slice of tasty pizza for inability to chip-in, though.
Here is the event on Meetup.com:
Thanks to Lyn and everyone who came for an awesome Pi Day celebration this past Saturday, 3/14/15. This year is an extra special Pi Day since we had pi to 4 digits (3.1415).
We had 3 apple pies
It’s Movie Night Time! This is an Oscar-award winning documentary by Laura Poitras about her and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden as he reveals the extent of the NSA’s surveillance program in 2013.
More information about the film: https://citizenfourfilm.com/about
When: Sunday March 1st, 2015 5 PM
Feel free to BYOB. Afterwards there will be discussion. This event is open to the public.
Sign up for the meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Pumping-Station-One/events/220734479/
Where: PS:One Lounge
Come hang out with friends in Hardware, Making and Hackaday! We will have drinks and pizza and hacks.
Bring your blinky demos and sign up for a lightening talk (5 minutes or less).
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, 6 – 9 pm
Pumping Station: One hackerspace
3519 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
This event is Free and Open to the Public. Please RSVP on the Meetup.com page for the event, so that we will know about how many people to expect: