A Game Promoting Full-Group Participation

 image: Paul and Vic passing a virtual ball, a light, using IR transmitters and receivers A handful of us at IG are developing a game for Ithaca Festival.  The project started with the question “What makes us feel like we matter?” One of the answers we agreed on was “listening and being heard.” So we […]

Team Race Condition Racing to Build a Power Wheels Race Car

As noted in a previous post, Ithaca Generator has formed a crack team of makers to build our very own race car. We intend to race in the NYC Maker Faire Power Racing Series in September. In spite of our inexperience and wild ambition to build a novel tilting vehicle, we are making progress! We […]

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 […]

Finishing Furnishing

We are almost finished furnishing the makerspace. After our open house last month we set right to work. Our classroom plan called for flexibility: it is now set up so that we can move our folding tables out of the center of the room in order to hold robot competitions, play Twister, and work on […]

Tool Collection Grows; Seeking Drill Press

Thanks to Pete Marchetto for donating his faithful bandsaw to the makerspace. Thanks to Larry Clarkberg for donating a mitre saw purchased from Fingerlakes ReUse. Thanks to Al Nolan for donating a 3D printer. And thanks to Abram Connelly for donating a CNC kit. Our tool collection is growing but we still need a few […]