Arch Reactor Blog

Even though we just turned up the heat with our recently-connected gas heater, Arch Reactor intends to bring plenty of ice to complement the fire that the Gateway Burners are bringing to the Fire & Ice Benefit this weekend. Read more...
Tuesday, Dec 7 was this month's business meeting, and as usual a busy schedule was drawn up all the way to the end of January. Check the calendar to get the scoop on what's coming up at your local hackerspace. Read more...
The Gateway Burners and Arch Reactor Hackerspace will be hosting the Fire & Ice Benefit to fund artists and makers in St. Louis. Come check it out on January 22nd at the Kerr Foundation Building north of the Arch! Read more...
glove + various sensors + Arduino + LCD + speaker + clever code A user can sign and spoken words come out of the speaker! And not just finger spelling either, but full-on hand-waving crazy-gesturing sign language. See clokks.com for the full story. Read more...
October is Bring-a-Friend month. Rather self-explanatory. But of course, we have a whole host of open-to-the-public events to which to bring your friend: Read more...
The Release Candidate announcement email I received a couple days ago mentioned some expansions to their Ubuntu One online file storage service, including improved multi-device syncing and music streaming, but now it seems they are taking one cool step more: You'll be able to stream your own music that's stored on Ubuntu One to your smartphone! An Andriod app is already released and an iPhone version is planned. http://lifehacker.com/5652820/ubuntu-adding-mobile-streaming-to-its-ubuntu-one-cloud-service Read more...
Arduino is refreshing its core product line by renaming the Duemilanove to Uno, upgrading the Mega, and replacing the FTDI with a much faster and more flexible ATmega8U2 programmed as a USB to Serial converter on both. A new logo and website design are also being shown off. For the official announcement visit http://arduino.cc/blog/2010/09/24/dinner-is-ready/ Read more...
Mitch Altman appears in a video series where several hackerspaces are challenged to repurpose a commercial product of some sort in a way that a "common person" would find useful. Video after the break... Read more...
The general meeting on the 7th of September yielded a fresh harvest of planned events, all open to the public as usual. Read more...

Matt Mets, from Make magazine, has graciously given us permission to use his photos here on our website. For bandwidth reasons, we're only displaying scaled versions of some of the photos. The complete set can be found in Matt's Flickr Photostream.

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