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

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

Sugru and the Art of Repair

Last night we hosted another Instructables Build Night, this time with the material Sugru. Sugru is an air drying rubber invented by Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh. It can be used to repair, modify, or mash-up existing products. Dhulchaointigh grew up on a farm where there was a DIY spirit and ethos of repair. She was in […]

Art in the Alley

IG participated in First Friday Gallery Night on the 5th of July. Above are a few pics of the projects we shared. Thanks to those who came down to visit! BONUS: cool video here, here, and here

Instructables Build Nights

Ithaca Generator has been invited by the project-sharing platform, Instructables, to participate in their monthly build night program. Each month Instructables chooses a specific material or process to focus on for the build and provides participating makerspaces with  free stuff. In June the featured process was 3D printing. We started off the event with a […]