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  • gamerdonkey 12:48 am on November 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    FIRST Robotics Team Visit 

    army_ants

    At a recent Open Hack Night, we got a visit from Columbia’s FIRST Robotics Team 3792, aka Army Ants Robotics. This high school team, made up of students from across the area, builds and operates robots for the St. Louis Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. They were kind enough to let us poke and prod at last year’s entry and even gave us a demonstration of their ability. The 2015 competition is coming up fast, so if you are interested in robotics and are in the proper age range, be sure you check out their web site and get in contact with the Army Ants.

     
  • gamerdonkey 11:35 pm on October 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    2014 CGW Activity Survey 

    We want data!
    From you!
    For you!
    Seriously.

    In order for us to make informed choices about what events to host, we need you to fill out the survey below so we will know what you want.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FINMHVnuQowOyIyJfKlz47B2oT5H3cXS_PHH1Y89sEo/viewform

    You do not have to be a paying member to fill out this survey. If you have any interest at all in hacking with us, I implore you to submit a response. The results are completely anonymous, you won’t have to log into anything, and the 5 questions should take you less than 5 minutes to complete.

    Please feel free to forward this link to anyone that might enjoy our unique style of hackery.

     
  • Luc G 8:48 am on January 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bahamas, FPV, Tricopter   

    This is the first aerial footage from my tricopter that I recently took to the Bahamas.

     
  • columbiagadgetworks 9:56 pm on November 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Wiki   

    CGW Wiki 

    We’ve rolled out a new wiki. It can be found by clicking the the “Wiki” link in the navigation bar. The wiki is new and needs and be filled. Please contact an officer and start filling it.

    If your new to CGW come check out one of our weekly meetings and say hello. Details can be found at the Meetup page.

     
  • columbiagadgetworks 3:10 pm on May 29, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    The arc lamp works!! 

     
  • columbiagadgetworks 2:43 pm on April 20, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Victory is ours!! 

    CGW just finished first in the second annual float your boat for the food bank. We won with a time of 48 seconds. We also won the Modern Marvel award. The race was a fundraiser for the food bank and you can check out their website here: http://sharefoodbringhope.org/

    Here’s some event day video of our victory.

    Here are some pictures:

     
  • griff 2:03 pm on March 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    3D printer Pen 

    Has anyone signed up for a “3Doodler” 3D printing pen? Check out http://www.the3doodler.com. The pen extrudes fast-hardening plastic so you can freehand draw in 3D. It is a kickstarter project.

     
  • columbiagadgetworks 6:43 pm on March 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    1st Day of the Boat build! 


    Brad D was there too, but he left before we could get any pictures

     
  • matthewtwo 5:03 pm on February 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    Check out a time lapse of the latest build 

    Now that we’re in a space, we found out we need room to put stuff! Here’s an awesome time lapse a couple members put together showing how we’re solving that problem.

     
  • matthewtwo 11:21 am on January 15, 2013 Permalink | Reply  

    CGW Found a Home 

    We’ve found a space! CWG is in the process of moving into our very own, and Columbia’s first hackerspace!

    Head over to our ABOUT page to see where it is.

    Here’s our current, projected timeline for moving in:

    2013-01-17: Normally-scheduled hack night at my house. Most of the night will be creating the operating rules for the space and discussing what facilities we will need to build.
    2013-01-31: Hack night at Brad’s shop (assuming he’s up for it, otherwise my place again). We’ll finalize of designs created at last meeting, including required materials, and arrange to move in the larger items that CGW owns/is being donated. Last regular CGW meeting outside of the space.
    2013-02-01: Move-in Day (Night, whatever). We’ll bring in the big items for CGW and get the materials for whatever benches/shelves/death rays we’ve designed. Also, we can stand around, drink beer, and talk about how cool our new space is. From this point forward, the bi-weekly hack night becomes a weekly hack night/CGW meeting on Thursdays @ 19:00.
    2013-02-02: Build Weekend. A lot of woodworking will happen, I’m sure. Also, moving things around, hanging lights, setting up security cameras, and possibly starting work on building entry systems for members.
    2013-02-09: Probably another build weekend. I’m betting we’ll have a lot to do. Whatever it is, we can talk about it at the first meeting in our new hackerspace two days before this!!!!!
    2013-02-14: Haha, hack night on Valentine’s Day.
    2013-02-15/16: Open House. At least, I’m hoping that by this point we’ll have enough of our crap together to show something to the public. Press release will include this event. We’ll have to put together a couple showcases of our awesome technology and probably provide food. I’m sure we can do it.

     
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