Video Game Expo!

6:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursday May 16th Come play locally-produced video games at IG’s first Video Game Expo! Try out a rogue-like starship game of building, management, and exploration, a musical themed motorcycle racing game, an artsy RTS game, and other adventures. Chat with their creators and learn more about game development. If you have any questions, […]

The 3D Printer has arrived

Come see it unboxed around 7:30 tonight (May 10)!  Everyone is welcome!  

Breaking News: We won a 3D Printer!

It’s official—the Ithaca Generator is awesome, and we’re not the only ones that think so! The winners in the Lulzbot Hackerspace 3D Printer Giveaway were announced today, and the Ithaca Generator is one of eight hackerspaces selected to receive a LulzBot A0-100 3D printer! LulzBot is a Mendel Max RepRap printer manufactured by Aleph Objects, […]

Science in Art workshop (Cosmos and The Game of Life)

Chris Stieha, Claire Fox, and Victor Aprea ran a two-day Science in Art workshop at Ithaca Generator in collaboration with the Johnson Museum of Art. Participants gave this workshop great reviews – they enjoyed touring Leo Villareal’s amazing new LED installation “Cosmos” at the Museum, learning about  everything from contemporary light art to cellular automata, […]

Grand Opening: March 16th!

We’re holding our official Grand Opening on March 16th from 11am to 3pm and we hope you’ll join us! More details will be posted soon but in the meantime, plan to help us celebrate by displaying one of your projects. We’d love to have local makers show off their work to our visitors during the […]

February Newsletter

Don’t miss the latest issue of the Friends of Generator newsletter. You’ll find information about upcoming classes as well as our grand opening, membership dinner & meeting, and an opportunity to show off your work. Take a look!

Family Math Club Returns

Family Math Club is now meeting every fourth Saturday at the Generator! Our presentations on fascinating puzzles and the beauty of math appeal to both kids and adults. Our next presentation is scheduled for Saturday March 23rd from 2pm to 3:30pm. Ithaca College professor David Brown will talk about cellular automata and Conway’s Game of Life. Space is limited […]

Crystal Radio Workshop

Herb Susmann led a fun Crystal Radio building class. Crystal radios use the energy from the radio wave itself to power the radio receiver, no other power source is required.  This interesting design uses a wire large loop wound around wooden crossbracing as a resonator, it does not require an external antenna or a ground wire. The […]

Our Board Meetings Rock

We held our first meeting at the makerspace! As you can see it’s still under construction. Note that our board meeting minutes are now available on our website. These documents, although likely to be boring to an outsider, show that we are an inspired group of people with a wide and deep skill set. We […]

Our Cool Space in Pressbay Alley

We’ve signed a lease and it can now be revealed with certainty that Ithaca Generator is located at 116 West Green St. We have 900 square feet of space in the basement of the old Journal Building, which is next to the State Theatre. At the moment this location looks like an ordinary back alley. […]