ModLab July 20, Ottawa

ModLab was fun last night. A small amount of regulars and a few new people strolled by.

Mike showed off his glowing leaf bowl. Andrew had something going in the corner. Some kind of controller.

I left my drawbot behind with an Artengine Arduino in case anybody wanted to give that a whirl.

PrototypeD approximately open?

I came across this blog post which suggests that a new hackerspace has opened.

Initially there was no contact information so I left comments to try and get details. I couldn’t get any information.

Well some people were notified since they are apparently open.  I tried their Web site to find out more but none of the links work. I don’t know why people don’t just start up their Web projects with WordPress and keep it simple so it works.

I’m supposing you have to already be friends with the organizers or existing members to find out what’s going on.

I think another hackerspace is a great idea. But an open one would be even better.

ArtEngine Transformation

I was in there Thursday evening and noticed they are installing real workspace! Yippie!

Workbenches, shelves, chairs and more!

HackTrip 1.0

Hacktrip 1.0

I’ve really enjoyed my experience with my local HackSpace (Modlab). I’d like to meet more people within maker and hacker community so I’d like to do road trips (perhaps 2-4 weeks) to learn more about the wider community.

The more the merrier, so everybody who’s interested please stay in touch! Not dates are set so lets talk it up! Please comment or email me at

1) What times are good for you to make a trip?
2) Are there any other points of interest to add to the list?

I’d like to write about everything I learn on these road trips as well as take loads of pictures and video.

I’ve listed the hackerspaces and points of interest in the rough order they are on the map.

Looking at all the hackerspaces, it looks like there are two main legs of the journey. Toronto Cluster and East Coast Cluster.

Toronto Hack Cluster

Tuesdays, 5pm
170a Baldwin St., Toronto, ON M5T 1L8

Mondays, 9pm
71 Wyndham St. South, Unit B, Guelph

Tuesdays, 7pm
283 Duke St. W, Kitchener

Tuesdays, 7pm
25 Dundurn St N (back door, up stairs), Hamilton, ON

Have inquired about open house, address
Web site unclear


Buffalo Lab, a makerspace – learn, make play!

Buffalo, NY
1,667 Members

Are you:- Running out of hobby space at home or in your garage? – Interested in a joining community? – Willing to share knowledge and learn from others? – Looking for a pl…

Next Meetup

Community Potluck and Projects! (Weds) + Open Fiber Arts Lab

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017, 6:30 PM
2 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

Will inquire about open house
701 Seneca Street, Buffalo, New York 14210 on the 4th floor
Dec 5th note: According to their Web site, they are having trouble making rent.

Tuesdays, 7pm
1115 E. Main St., Suite 42 (Door #1), Rochester, NY 14609

East Coast Hack Cluster

I suppose the East Coast Cluster could run from Philadelphia to Portland. I know there are lots of conflicts in open house times so perhaps the trip could be done in two directions, once on the way down, and then on the way back up to catch what was missed on the way down.


Washington DC:
1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC 20010, (Near corner of 16th and Newton NW)

Thursdays, 7:30pm
Load of Fun Building, 120 W. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21210

Baltimore: (was

4600 Powell Ave, Baltimore, MD 21206

Delaware (Wilmington):

NextFab Studio, LLC, 3711 Market Street, Ground Floor, Philadelphia PA 19104-5504


Wednesdays, 8pm
915 Spring Garden (Suite 519)

Wall Township, NJ:

Highland Park, NJ:

New York:

New York:
540 W. 21st Street, (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, NY 10011
Tel. 212.937.6580 Fax: 212.937.6582

New York:

New York:

New York:
87 3rd Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217

New York:
148 Frost Street, Brooklyn NY, 11211
General meetings are held every Tuesday, from 7 to 10pm. All are welcome. These are the droids you’re looking for. Every Thursday we have open hours at 7pm
Every Monday we have Make A Bot Monday at 8pm

New York:

Stoney Brook (New York):

Waterburry, Connecticut:

Meriden, Connecticut:
290 Pratt ST Meriden,CT on the 2nd Floor in the center of the building

White Plains, NY:

Indian Orchard, Massachusetts (different trip?):


111 Cummington St Rm. B28, Boston MA 02215



14 Professors Row, Medford, MA 02155, Tufts University

Portland Maine (far!)



And last but not least:

Every other Wednesday 5pm
2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON

this one

I’m still making the list: