Arizona Mathematics Roadshow Bus Party!

Saturday May 10th 5-8pm (Demo at 5:30pm, interactive exhibits throughout the evening.) What has forty feet, lives in the Sonoran Desert, drinks vegetable oil, and runs 55 miles-per-hour? The Arizona Mathematics Roadshow! Award-winning science outreach aficionado and university mathematics professor, Dr. Bruce Bayly, will be stopping in Ithaca where he will reunite with his old […]

Electronic component jewelry & art from trash

We had many visitors try out IG’s creative re-use projects at the Spring Into Action event at the Johnson Art Museum. Electronic component jewelry was very popular, and some new styles were invented, including a lovely charm bracelet and dangling earrings out of resistors and capacitors. Suspending fragments of plastic detritus in glass vials of […]

Reverse Engineering for Everyone: Demystifying the Black Boxes of Everyday Technology

Cameron Finucane hosted the first meeting of a very broad, participant-driven workshop held at 6pm on Monday evenings at Ithaca Generator. The workshop series aims to increase awareness of issues relating to the social and political effects of technology by shedding light on the inner workings of the “black boxes” in our lives. Participants will explore […]

Revamp Camp

Revamp Camp was a collaboration between Ithaca Generator makerspace and Xraise outreach from the Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics at Cornell. After learning some Arduino basics the campers took off on their own individual projects, with spectacular results! Here are some photos of our campers and their mentors over the course of the action packed week.

Video Game Expo!

6:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursday May 16th Come play locally-produced video games at IG’s first Video Game Expo! Try out a rogue-like starship game of building, management, and exploration, a musical themed motorcycle racing game, an artsy RTS game, and other adventures. Chat with their creators and learn more about game development. If you have any questions, […]

Science in Art workshop (Cosmos and The Game of Life)

Chris Stieha, Claire Fox, and Victor Aprea ran a two-day Science in Art workshop at Ithaca Generator in collaboration with the Johnson Museum of Art. Participants gave this workshop great reviews – they enjoyed touring Leo Villareal’s amazing new LED installation “Cosmos” at the Museum, learning about  everything from contemporary light art to cellular automata, […]

Crystal Radio Workshop

Herb Susmann led a fun Crystal Radio building class. Crystal radios use the energy from the radio wave itself to power the radio receiver, no other power source is required.  This interesting design uses a wire large loop wound around wooden crossbracing as a resonator, it does not require an external antenna or a ground wire. The […]