Nicholas sez, "Toronto's oldest hackerspace just turned 5 years old, and with about 50 active members (not to mention all the folks who attend workshops and events), we desperately need to move out of our 600 sq.ft. space into something larger. We've secured space, and plan to have a larger general-purpose 'lab' area, a kitchen/classroom area for holding workshops, and a modest shop area with heavy power tools. Having a larger space will let us accommodate all of our members, provide a place to house versatile tools and will simplify workshop logistics.
HackLab Toronto is a community space with a diverse membership, including artists, computer programmers, web designers, and hardware hackers. We collaborate on projects, hold free workshops for the community, promote STEM, and cook free vegan meals at our Tuesday night open-houses. Help us grow!"
Hacklab is a great space, often mentioned here
. They're looking for CAD2,000. I've kicked in $50. They've got pretty badass tees!
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The Nightmare Machine is an MIT project to use machine learning image-processing to make imagery for Hallowe’en.
The Stormtrooper Decanter is on back-order, but you can pre-order one from the next batch for £22 — it’s based on Andrew Ainsworth’s original movie helmet moulds from 1976, and will provide endless opportunities to point to lowball glasses and say things like “aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper drink?” (via Bonnie Burton)
Yahoo has released a machine-learning model called open_nsfw that is designed to distinguish not-safe-for-work images from worksafe ones. By tweaking the model and combining it with places-CNN, MIT’s scene-recognition model, Gabriel Goh created a bunch of machine-generated scenes that score high for both models — things that aren’t porn, but look porny.
If you like to DIY and you like helicopters, you’re going to really love the Flexbot Hexacopter Kit. This copter blows traditional models out of the water: it includes everything you need to actually build your own hexacopter, and then pilot it like a pro, too.The construction is complicated enough to give you a challenge, […]
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