Book Club on Hiatus

Thanks to those who made it to book club last Friday. It was especially lovely to catch up with some old members over from Germany! But of late attendance has been low as people are away or busy working away on projects. So, for now, there will be no more book club meetups. But don’t worry, there are still plenty of books out there for you to read. You’ll be fine.


Maker Faire, as easy as 123…

Last August Brant asked me to add a countdown to Maker Faire Milwaukee on the MMPIS, so I whipped up some code on a remote server and he got it running on the MMPIS display at the space.

Seeing as planning for this year’s event is in full swing, I figured it was time to start the countdown again. Yes, we are counting the days, and the Call for Makers is now open! Got a project, or something you made, or things you want to show off? Submit it, and share it with the world!


A Sneak Peek at Some Interactive Show Installations

#drowning at Art Hack Day: Deluge. Photo by Margarida Malarkey

The sixth annual NYC Resistor Interactive Show is coming up this Caturday at 8pm. We have an overly generous baker’s dozen artists building a show fit for both organic and robotic party goers. We mentioned a few in our previous post, and here are a few more…

Our musical guest is plants! Not a band name, its actual plants that play instruments. Kirk Kaiser’s Plant Controlled Robot Bongos as well as Amy Cheng with her Plant Cyborgs are bringing the party, vegetation style, with their biohacks.

A Sneak Peek at Some Interactive Show Installations

Do you like ducks? What’s a party without ducks? How about robot ducks! We got one. Join the trip in Jakob Theileis’s Kinetic Robot Farm.

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Are you the mutant savior? Find out at the Reformed Church of Robotron, by regional bishops Adam Mayer and David Huerta. It’s totally not the Church of Robotron from Oregon. They are heretics who have gone astray and we are the true church. You think otherwise, blasphemer? Beat our high scores to prove it!

The NYC Resistor Interactive Show is taking place on…

May 30th, 2015
8:00 PM ET – Late


NYC Resistor (between Bergen and Dean)
87 3rd Ave. Floor 4 (use this OSM link if you’re Richard Stallman)
Brooklyn, NY 11217


Nieuw gereedschap : Laser Cutter (40W)


We hebben een nieuwe tool erbij, een heuse 40 Watt laser cutter. Een laser cutter stond al een tijdje op onze verlanglijst, na het overwegen van de verschillende opties (zelfbouw, importeren uit china) zijn we gegaan voor de optie om het in Nederland te kopen. De laser hebben we aangeschaft bij BRM thuislaser, het is een nieuwe chineese laser maar wel met een normale Nederlandse garantie.

Nieuw gereedschap : Laser Cutter (40W)

Steampunk lamp

Meteen na installatie werd er al druk mee gewerkt en Govert heeft al zijn eerste lamp mee gemaakt. We zijn benieuwd wat de andere leden mee gaat maken, er zijn genoeg ideeën.

We hebben nog wel een uitdaging met de aanstuur software, er zit windows only software bij dat alleen samenwerkt met Corel Draw. We hebben al een methode ontdekt met windows WMF kunt importeren en exporteren waardoor je dit niet hoeft te gebruiken, maar het is nog niet helemaal een open source oplossing. Wellicht moeten we er tzt een LaOS boardje inzetten, maar dat is voor de toekomst.

Voor meer info op onze wiki





Gardenhacking Growdown Bloomfringe Blaster

Its all GROW at tog as we build our planters, hotboxes, temperature sensors, irrigation systems and many more weird and wonderful devices!

All are welcome to pop by – bring something you want to work on or take some of our available material.

A mix of techie wizkids and greenfingered Gods will be making all day in a fun & friendly environment — free to all, drop by any time, from about 10am till 10pm Gardenhacking Growdown Bloomfringe Blaster


If its super nice we’ll turn on the BBQ, fire up the pizza oven to finish off the evening.

See you there!


Gardenhacking Growdown Bloomfringe Blaster


New CAD group starting this Monday & running every two weeks (7pm till 9pm).

Starting this New CAD group starting this Monday & running every two weeks (7pm till 9pm).Monday & running every second Monday (alongside Electronics and Micro Controller Group night) is the CAD group. Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to assist in the creation, modification, analysis or optimization of a design. CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing.

 Come alongNew CAD group starting this Monday & running every two weeks (7pm till 9pm). if you have experience with or are interested in vector design, photography & photo manipulation, 3D design, print design & preparation, digital design, web design & CSS front end web manipulation, or anything else related!

This isn’t a class or instruction. It will be a relaxed informal atmosphere with other like-minded people. So the idea is to bring your Laptop, maybe some CAD software installed on, some tutorials, web links, instructions…. Or just come along with the project in your head – anything you like. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced designer….just work on whatever you want to, and hopefully get some “bounce” off other people doing similar things. Several TOG members will be around too.

During CAD meetings we will try to utilize many of Tog CAD hardware & equipment, such as:New CAD group starting this Monday & running every two weeks (7pm till 9pm).

  • Laser cutter,
  • 3D printer,
  • Plotter,
  • large scale printer,
  • screen printing developing box,
  • photo lab.

There is no need to sign in for the class, just come along with your laptop. here is no charge for attending, although you will be asked to pay for any usage of hardware & materials, just to cover the cost of replacement parts & materials. Always make sure to be prepared to pay for your own usage, we can help you to estimate the cost fo you beforehand.

Basic Power Tool Safety Class–4th Wednesday

Free to members.

Based on a curriculum developed by the Power Tool Institute. After this class you should be proficient in using the basic shop tools at Maui Makers. Space is limited, so reserve a spot by emailing

I know that some of you are already proficient, but we still need you to learn about our shop rules and demonstrate proficiency. And this is the easiest way to do this. You get to watch a movie and hang with Pete. Pete knows how to break things…I mean really break things…in fact he made a career out of it…You want to meet Pete.