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Intel Experience Store – Day 20 Recap: Countdown to the Last Day

by Carlyn Maw on January 29, 2014, no comments

So I’m punting on today’s blog post because I spent last night at CRASH Space’s Member Meeting – Officer Night and when I got home instead of working on the blog post with wistful exhaustion over a fun experience coming to an end, I wrote Arduino code. We all have our coping mechanisms. I leave you […]

Intel Experience Store – Day 19 Recap: The Showcase

by Carlyn Maw on January 26, 2014, no comments

The highlight of Friday for me was the day blending into the evening’s festivities. We held the Tech Disruptor Showcase from 6 to… later than we should have. Barb, Jen and I all got to be in the store at the same time, which was awesome. Between the Cause-And-Effect machine going up, printers being taken […]

Intel Experience Store – Day 18 Recap: More Macro Images, Harvesting Pager Motors, and an IBM ThinkCentre

by Carlyn Maw on January 26, 2014, no comments

Day 18 was way back on January 21st, the same day as Hackaday: The Gathering. It is pretty clear that if I don’t start the blog post immediately after the shift,  the post will be lame sauce. However, going to The Gathering was totally worth it. I made a subset of the top-24 images from […]

Intel Experience Store – Day 15 Recap: Fixing a Solder Joint

by Carlyn Maw on January 13, 2014, no comments

TL;DR The day ended up having 3 parts in parallel: fixing a solder joint to make a curling iron reusable again, taking the amplifier apart completely, and more BrushBots. Fixing One of our experience agents was about to return her curling iron because it didn’t work any more, but thought it might be more fun […]

Intel Experience Store – Day 14 Recap: Day at the Races

by Carlyn Maw on January 11, 2014, one comment

TL;DR: BrushBots/BristleBots are always awesome and Wednesday’s race-themed event was no exception. I didn’t get as many pictures and videos as I would have liked because it was too busy to keep up! Eventually the tracks had to come off the table and more to the floor to make room. We learned that there are […]

Intel Experience Store – Day 12 Recap: Hover UFO

by Carlyn Maw on January 3, 2014, no comments

TL:DR I want to lead today’s post with a big giant thank you to GrandadIsAnOldMan and his Bargain Store Project #32 Styrofoam Cup and Plate Hovercraft. In addition to stripping down more objects from the stash, both the hovercraft (success!) and jet car (fail.) were attempted on Thursday. The hover craft was updated with construction paper […]

Intel Experience Store – Days 10 and 11 Recap: Everything Comes Apart

by Carlyn Maw on December 30, 2013, one comment

Saturday the 21st and Saturday the 28th were hopping with lots of folks joining in on the taking apart of many many objects. I tried to record as much as possible but it was such a wonderful feast of dismantlement it was tough to keep up! Oh, and there was face painting on the 21st. […]

Intel Experience Store – Day 9 Recap: Printer to Puppet Show

by Carlyn Maw on December 20, 2013, one comment

TL;DR Bunnies! Hopping!  Okay a little bit more. Thursday I continued the printer/scanner break down that Jen started, removing the metal assembly from it’s plastic case. One of the printer’s circuit boards yielded up more parts at heat gun point, primary target the connectors for the motors. I set up a “nail board” of sorts […]

Intel Experience Store – Day 8 Recap: Part Harvesting

by Carlyn Maw on December 18, 2013, no comments

TL;DR Barb came by to finish working on her wonderful Christmas tree. Since she was willing to stick around we worked together to harvest parts from some of the circuit boards we have lying around. – The day started with a little bit of organizing and going through some of the new e-waste. There were […]