• Creatables I3: 3d Printer Unboxing and Assembly

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    Creatables is a 3d Printing / Prototyping Lab based in Egypt. We have one of their I3 model printers on hand and plan on taking a go at assembly this Saturday! Those interested in learning more about 3d printers or who just like a good build out are invited to join us. Vouchers for 10% off a Creatables purchase will be available for those who attend. Creatables is a 3D printing lab that aims to maximize the utilization of the 3D printing technology through provision of 3D printing services and products, as well as continued education, design experience and R&D in the field. Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment.

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  • Themed Thursday / Open House at Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment. Themed Thursday is a weekly open house that will have themes.... sometimes. It’s a good opportunity to learn what Hack Manhattan is about. Some Themed Thursdays may be Electronics Night, a more structured study group that focuses on various topics. Don’t worry, it’s not just about technology—any kind of project is welcome. Themed Thursday is a perfect opportunity to visit Hack Manhattan and check out what it’s all about. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring a project to work on, or at least a laptop. Use our tools, hang out, and draw on advice from our wonderful community.

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  • Fixing Session: Fixers' Collective at Hack Manhattan

    The Fixers' Collective (www.facebook.com/fixerscollective/) is holding a fixing session at Hack Manhattan! Bring something to fix, or help fix things. All are welcome, whether you have something to fix or just want to observe and watch. We encourage people to bring in their items early, so we can devote the most time to the item. If you arrive in the middle of a fix, we’ll try to accommodate you as best as we can. This monthly event is hosted by Hack Manhattan. Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment.

  • Tech Tuesday / Open House at Hack Manhattan

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    Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment. Tech Tuesday is Hack Manhattan’s weekly general interest open house. Don’t worry, it’s not just about technology—any kind of project is welcome. Tech Tuesday is a perfect opportunity to visit Hack Manhattan and check out what it’s all about. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring a project to work on, or at least a laptop. Use our tools, hang out, and draw on advice from our wonderful community. Note: The last Tuesday of the month is our monthly business meeting. It usually lasts less than 30 minutes.

  • Shakespeare Night Presents: THE ILIAD of Homer

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    Starting June, 2019, we reverted to our old starting time of 7:00 PM. This month, we will try to get through Books 6, 7, and 8 (about 1600 lines). In earlier readings, we went through: May, 2019: Books 1 and 2 (about 1500 lines) June, 2019: Books 3, 4, and 5 (about 1500 lines) Following our readings of Roman and related plays (see our history, below), we decided to attempt the Iliad. Since it is nearly 16000 lines long, it will take at least 8 sessions, if we go at an easy pace. We will continue our tradition wherein readers bring whichever translation they choose. When deciding, you may wish to consult https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_translations_of_Homer, which gives the opening excerpt of the epic for nearly all English translations. -- The History of Hack Manhattan's Shakespeare night: We started by reading aloud the works of Shakespeare (including poems and apocrypha), starting September, 2013. Following this, we decided to spend about a year reading Greek plays. We started in September, 2017, and followed with Roman plays and works based upon them. September, 2017: Aeschylus, Agamamnon October, 2017: Aeschylus, The Libation Bearers November, 2017: Aeschylus, The Eumenides December, 2017: Sophocles, Oedipus Rex January, 2018: Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus February, 2018: Sophocles, Antigone March, 2018: Euripides, Medea April, 2018: Euripides, Electra May, 2018: Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris June, 2018: Aristophanes, The Frogs July, 2018: Aristophanes, Lysistrata August, 2018: Menander, Dyskolos Following Menander, we are reading several Roman plays on Greek themes, as follows. We're reading four the six plays of Seneca translated by Emily Wilson. The fourth will be Phaedre, and we will then read Racine's Phaedre (a role for which the great Sarah Bernhardt was famous.) September, 2018: Seneca, Oedipus (This reading was canceled!) October, 2018: Seneca, Medea November, 2018: Seneca, Thyestes December, 2018: Seneca, Phaedra January, 2019: Racine Phèdre February, 2019: Seneca, Oedipus (New date for Oedipus) March, 2019: Plautus, Menaechmi (basis for The Comedy of Errors) April, 2019: Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors Reading Shakespeare, we had a bit of fun comparing the editions that various readers brought: the Folio edition, the Quarto edition, and various (allegedly) scholarly attempts to adjudicate or combine differences. With the Greeks, we had the more variable issue of multiple translations. Among the best regarded are the translations of Grene and Lattimore and the more recent translations of Pagels. However, copyright issues prevented us from making any one version canonical. So we felt free to bring any edition you like. Various readers read from various translations, and it has been fun comparing them (though sometimes a challenge to follow along in a different edition). One thing that makes it "not too bad" is that most editions display the canonical line numbering set out in the Loeb Classical Library. In addition, most translations correspond on a speech-by-speech basis. We will continue our tradition of "bring your favorite translation" for the Romans and for Racine.

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  • Midnight Games at Hack Manhattan

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    Join the Hack Manhattan "night crew" for some early morning boardgames. In the city that never sleeps, night owls and insomniacs congregate to draw cards, toss dice, move pieces, calculate odds and bluff opponents. We have games on site. Or feel free to bring one of your own to share. Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment.

  • freeCodeCamp at Hack Manhattan

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    We’re hosting a regular gathering of NYC’s freeCodeCamp (http://freecodecamp.org/) community. For more info about freeCodeCamp New York City, visit their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/free.code.camp.new.york.city/). PLEASE NOTE THAT RSVPs ARE REQUIRED - we would appreciate it if you could change your RSVP to "no" with some notice if your plans change.

  • Themed Thursday / Open House at Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment. Themed Thursday is a weekly open house that will have themes.... sometimes. It’s a good opportunity to learn what Hack Manhattan is about. Some Themed Thursdays may be Electronics Night, a more structured study group that focuses on various topics. Don’t worry, it’s not just about technology—any kind of project is welcome. Themed Thursday is a perfect opportunity to visit Hack Manhattan and check out what it’s all about. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring a project to work on, or at least a laptop. Use our tools, hang out, and draw on advice from our wonderful community.

  • TOOOL (The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers) Meeting

    New York City's chapter of TOOOL (The Open Organisation of Lock-pickers) https://toool.nyc/ holds their monthly meeting at Hack Manhattan the 2nd Wednesday of each month. All are welcome but space and supplies are limited. Learn basic lock-picking skills (tools and locks provided) and talk about locks, lock-picking, and physical security. You are welcomed to bring locks/challenges and your curiosity to our meetings. There is NO CHARGE for attending. The mission of The Open Organisation Of Lock-pickers is to advance the general public knowledge about locks and lock-picking. By examining locks, safes, and other such hardware and by publicly discussing our findings we hope to strip away the mystery with which so many of these products are imbued. The more that people understand about lock technology, the better they are capable of understanding how and where certain weaknesses are present. This makes TOOOL members well-equipped to participate in sport-picking endeavours and also helps them simply be better consumers in the marketplace, making decisions based on sound fact and research. TOOOL holds meetings world-wide which are open to all. Each local chapter schedules their own meeting times and places. By staying in touch with your local contact or by participating in the TOOOL forums you can keep yourself appraised of what's happening. https://toool.us/meetings.html -- in New York City, visit https://toool.nyc/ And if you are curious about the laws concerning lock-picks and lock-picking in the United States, we've put up a helpful page summarizing the research our legal team did concerning laws from each state. https://toool.us/laws.html

  • Tech Tuesday / Open House at Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan

    Hack Manhattan is a public makerspace for people to come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge. A makerspace is a collaborative workspace, for those who love to create things—learning through doing—in a social environment. Tech Tuesday is Hack Manhattan’s weekly general interest open house. Don’t worry, it’s not just about technology—any kind of project is welcome. Tech Tuesday is a perfect opportunity to visit Hack Manhattan and check out what it’s all about. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring a project to work on, or at least a laptop. Use our tools, hang out, and draw on advice from our wonderful community. Note: The last Tuesday of the month is our monthly business meeting. It usually lasts less than 30 minutes.