Report on Our October 6th Dance Marathon Fundraiser

On October 6th Ithaca Generator held a dance marathon fundraiser we called The 12-Hour Dance Out. Eight intrepid dancers collected pledges and danced for up to 12 hours in support of the Generator; additional dancers signed on on the day of the event to collect even more money; eight of Ithaca’s best DJ’s provided music; […]

Dance Out Prep; flyers, linoleum, pixels, & a whole lotta love

It all starts with an email, right?  Something like:  “Hey Norm, I want to whip up a little dance performance out here in the alleyway and I thought you might like to do some sort of live video projection”.  This is precisely what my maker friend Laurence said, and he was right.   Laurence builds […]

Secretary’s Report

Board Goals for the Ithaca Generator in 2017 As we get ready for the annual all hands meeting and board elections, I want to take time to consider our accomplishments this past year. Below are the goals the board set for the year in priority order along with a short commentary about our progress toward […]

12 Principles and the Sustainable Enterprise

What has Permaculture got to do with a makerspace? Most of the activities taking place in a workshop are attempts to slow the natural decomposition of our things, or to invent something new. We oil and sharpen the tools, try to make wooden toys that do not rot or deteriorate, invest in the newest SoCs, […]

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 Membership Special

Just in Ithaca for the summer? We’re offering new members a two-month standard membership for $60 ($10 less than paying for two months separately).

Winter classes available

Check out our winter class schedule!

IG Celebrates Two Years; Come Party on the 19th

Yes we’ve occupied our space in Press Bay Alley for two years! Come help us celebrate with a potluck on Friday December 19th 6pm to 8pm. Tell us what you are bringing here. Don’t buy! As part of the celebration we will be offering gift-making workshops all weekend long. See our class pages for details.

Laser cut design studio returns!

We’ll be holding another laser cut design studio this Friday, November 7, from 5 to 8pm! Hand-draw designs and IC Park students will help you convert them to vector graphics and cut them on the Epilog 40 watt Zing! First come, first served. Suggested donation: $5  

Upcoming events

After Halloween is over, we have two exciting events coming up this weekend! Friday, Nov. 1,  5-8pm is downtown Ithaca’s First Friday Gallery Night. We’ll be showing games and toys this month, please come check it out! We will be in the regular IG space, not up in the alley. On Sunday, Nov. 3 at […]