October 20, 2014
GENERATION AND SENSING OF MAGNETIC FIELDS
(INCLUDES DEMONSTRATION OF A COIL GUN)
– In 1820, HANS CHRISTIAN OERSTED discovered that an electric current
had an effect on the needle of a magnetic compass.
– We reenact the Oersted experiment, which opened the entire field of
– See with your own eyes that magnetic fields can PENETRATE SOLID WALLS!
– We show how to generate magnetic fields with the help of AIR
SOLENOIDS and of iron-core ELECTROMAGNETS.
– The main event will be the demonstration of a COIL GUN which shoots
pieces of steel coat hangers. The energy powering the gun is stored in
a 5000 microfarad electrolytic capacitor.
– See how magnetic fields can be detected and measured with a HALL
October 16, 2014
This class will teach you to solder or help you practice your skills if they are a little rusty. We will guide you through the process of building an Arduino from a kit. Kits will be provided and in the end you will go home with your brand new DIY Arduino ready to make your project dreams come true.
This class is the first in a series of four upcoming monthly classes at HackPittsburgh:
- Learn to Solder: (this class)
- Physical Pixel: learn how to program your Arduino to do things!
- Sensors: learn how to make your Arduino sense and react to the world!
- Intro to Motor Control: use your Arduino to drive basic motors!
- Advanced Motor Control: use your Arduino to drive more complex motors!
While attendance at one class isn’t required to attend any of the others, with this series of classes you can build your own arduino microcontroller and learn how to do cool things with it. As an added bonus, we will be providing discount codes at each class for the following classes. So, the more you learn, the more you save!
Visit EventBright for all the details and to sign up for this class.
Photo credit: Tyler Cooper
October 9, 2014
Join us Friday, Oct 10th at HackPittsburgh for an evening of old-school fun with classic board and card games, as well as a few of our personal favorites. We will have several games available, but feel free to bring your own to share with the group. We will also be giving tours of our shop and answering any questions you may have about the organization.
Pizza and soda will be provided by HackPittsburgh and you are welcome to bring your own frosty beverages to enjoy.
Free and open to the public! Doors open at 7pm. We’re located at 1936 5th Avenue, in the garage around back on Watson. Look for our flag above the door.
October 8, 2014
I’m not sure if you heard, but HackPGH is 5 Years old!
I can’t believe it’s been this long! It seems like just yesterday we opened our doors!
We’d like you to come and celebrate our 5 year anniversary with us at our shop on the 18th of October at 9 PM!
We plan on having some amazing DJs, activities, and a few other surprises!
Four Seasons Brewing Co. will be providing us with some awesome beer!
Clique will be providing some awesome Vodka for mixed drinks!
10 -11 — Keeb$
11 – 12 — ChadIsRad
12 – 1 — Get Nasty
1 – 2 — Chico
RSVP on Facebook
Stay posted. We’ll update this as we go!
October 6, 2014
Join your Host and Moderator Sean McGrath (The GeekERIE) as we present the first of a series of LIVE podcasted debates on Nerd Culture.
Marvel vs. DC! And what they mean to the ascendency of genre culture. The GREAT debate of our time!
Q&A to follow.
With The Nerd Exchange Podcast and The boys from Mc$oss!
A FREE event brought to you by Nerd Exchange of Western Pennsylvania and HackPGH
Everything starts at 6!
Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook!