Christmas, Christmas time is here…

Christmas, Christmas time is here…
This weekend, the efforts of Georges, Romain, and all the others finally paid off when the syn2cat set up shop at the Strassen Christmas market. Open Friday evening and Saturday day, the market wasn’t a grandiose affair, with only around 10 booths. The hackerspace’s booth was pretty much the only one selling anything that wasn’t ...

Blinkentrees weekend 1

Blinkentrees weekend
This weekend, the hackerspace was a hive of activity. Romain Schmitz and his merry helpers set about to hack up some Christmas cheer, in the way of some blinkentrees, little blinking Christmas trees that use the eminently hackable ATTiny. These trees are certified 100% home-grown in the hackerspace, and guaranteed to last at least till ...

syn2cat@MAKE

syn2cat@MAKE
MAKE is featuring the OpenDuino on their website. MAKE is featuring hackerspaces.org Open Door hackathon and has chosen our OpenDuino to demonstrate to everyone how a door opener could look. Of course, the pictures no longer do justice, as the OpenDuino has evolved significantly since then, as has the general lock setup at the hackerspace. ...

Chocolate workshop

Chocolate workshop
On Saturday Nov. 28th, Georges Kesseler took it upon himself to hold the hackerspace’s first chocolate workshop. Georges graciously offered to teach us how to make silicone molds and then to use them to make chocolate parts. He uses this process to make the Keybites. The genesis of the workshop was to make more chocolate ...

LiLux meeting in Strassen

On Wednesday the 21st of October, LiLux, the Luxembourgish Linux User Group met in Strassen. Almost ’til midnight, a multi-cultural and multi-generational mix of geeks led discussions in up to four languages in parallel. People talked about difficulties with non-GNU versions of tar, Firefox’s “safebrowsing” capabilities and operation of the Sheevaplug embedded system, amongst other ...