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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

First Friday Gallery Night

On the first Friday of each month, many of the art galleries in Ithaca stay open late to participate in Gallery Night which is organized by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance. Ithaca Generator participated in the most recent Gallery Night on May 3 and we had a blast talking creativity with all of the folks who […]