Linear Motion for Makers

Many of the machines we use in a makerspace require controlled linear motion and positioning. Examples include 2D and 3D printers, laser and vinyl cutters, CNC and manual milling machines and lathes, etc. In these machines either the tool or the work piece must be moved in a controlled manner along one or more linear […]

Maker Spotlight: Casey Griswold

Meet the makers! This is the first in a series of posts introducing you to some of our spectacular members. Casey first walked into Ithaca Generator as part of a class project. Nearly 4 years later, Casey’s an IG regular who you can find routinely working on the laser cutter. What have you learned at […]

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 […]

repost: Make Better Stuff Lab at IG

  originally posted on MakeBetterStuff.org 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 […]

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” […]