Ithaca is a Maker City

image source: Maker City by Hirshberg & Dougherty This past October I was invited to share stories about my city, Ithaca, NY, on a panel at World Makerfaire in Queens. The panel was moderated by Peter Hirschberg, urban innovator and co-author of the new book Maker City: Urban Manufacturing and Economic Renewal in American Cities. […]

Ithaca Tech Magic: Interview with Edward “Eddie” Moran

original image by Marg Hester Photography Eddie Moran is the Head of I.T. and the Tech & Media Literacy Coordinator at Southside Community Center

IG Members at roc maker faire

  We recently traveled to Rochester Mini Maker Faire  to share some of our work and get folks hooked on the power of making. Mark, Greg, and Elliot set up a RoboSumo workshop where makers remixed weird old toys with DC motors to make something entirely new. Claire and Gabe shared the stream gauge project […]

Interview: Jennifer Westling, IC Women in Computing

  Jennifer Westling is an IG member, CS student at Ithaca College, and co-founder of IC Women in Computing (ICWC). Recently her group hosted a “Get Your Git On” event at IC and invited IG President, Jenn Colt, to lead the workshop. We caught up with Jennifer Westling to get the details. IG: So you just […]

repost: Make Better Stuff Lab at IG

  originally posted on by IG member Xanthe Matychak Last night my students from the Make Better Stuff lab at Ithaca College hosted a public laser cutter demo at Ithaca Generator for First Friday. The Make Better Stuff Lab is a course that I wrote for IC freshmen in which they learn about sustainable […]

Summer Fun at The Makerspace

Hi IG Community. Summer is here – yay! – and there are a few things you should know about: 1. Robo Sumo and Open House. We’ll be open all day Saturday 30 May for Ithaca Festival. Mark will be hosting a Robo Sumo event for those who want to build and compete. Plus we’ll just be open […]

3D Printing – what is it good for?

It’s likely that you’ve heard of 3D Printing by now. But for some, the technology still seems mysterious. You may have questions like, “What exactly is 3D Printing” or “Why does 3D Printing matter?” Below are some answers. HOW THE TECHNOLOGY WORKS. 3D Printing is kind of like a hot glue gun that has the […]

Alternative Black Friday

Hey. We’ll be gathering at the makerspace at 6.30pm on Friday for a potluck supper, games, and perhaps some craft. Come on down to eat and hang out with friends. Peace on earth. And food. And games. And makin’ stuff… Hoorah! facebook event

People Create at the Laser Cut Design Studio!

At Ithaca Generator, we believe that creativity exists in every corner of our community. And that by providing public access to 21st century tools and technologies we increase the chances of discovering tomorrow’s brightest inventors and innovators. In this  spirit, we hosted a Pop Up Design Studio on Oct 3rd and invited the public to manufacture their […]

Jennifer Colt is the New IG President

Hi IG Community! We had our Annual General Meeting on Saturday night and have a few announcements to make: Jennifer Colt is the new IG President Vic Aprea is the new Treasurer Laurence Clarkberg is the new Education Director (not an elected position, but news none the less) We are excited about these new roles and want […]