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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GERLS Camp – Encouraging Young Women in STEM

Last week, Ithaca Generator (IG) partnered with Xraise, the outreach program at the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education, to host a week-long GERLS Camp for middle school girls. GERLS is an acronym developed by the program’s leaders Lora Hine, director of outreach at Xraise, and Claire Fox, education coordinator at IG. The acronym […]

Handmade in America Fest

On Saturday, July 5th we participated in a “Made in America Fest” in Press Bay Alley. Pressbay Alley, for those who haven’t seen it yet, is a new micro-retail spot on Green Street just west of Cayuga in Ithaca NY. We were thrilled to be included because we see makerspaces playing an important role in the “Handmade in America” […]

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 […]

Play-testing at game night

It seems like only a little over a week since the last Game Night, and now it’s a little less than a week until the next one. I guess that’s how bi-weekly Game Nights work. We have something special planned for this game night, so I hope that a lot of folks can show up. […]

Gifts for Geeks – Holiday Make Sale on Dec 6

On Friday 6 December we’re hosting a Holiday Make Sale from 5-8pm in concert with the First Friday Gallery night. The pictures above are of a few items we’ll have at the sale – all made by IG members! This is a great night to come out and find gifts you can’t find anywhere else. […]

October Gallery Night and Apple Harvest Festival

This past weekend we had fun sharing some of our work with our fellow Ithacans. On First Friday Gallery Night, we hosted a temporary installation by Xanthe and Ken that included interactive projection, paper textiles with programmed LEDs,  laser cut woodwork, and a web based spin on the game telephone. Following that, we set up […]