HackPittsburgh Featured in “Hack This” by John Baichtal

November 4, 2011

HackPittsburgh is proud to announce their inclusion in John Baichtal’s new book, “Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement”! Highlights include two longstanding HackPittsburgh projects – the Near-Space Balloon (LEAD Balloon) Project and the Aerial Ping Pong Drop! The HackPittsburgh LEAD Balloon project began in March 2010 as part of the Hackerspaces […]


Fri – Advanced Narrow Band Emergency Messaging System

October 25, 2010

Attention Amateur Radio Operators and those curious about Amateur Radio! In a follow up to his previous talk on nbEMS here at the shop, Harry, W3YJ, will be here on Friday to cover some advanced topics. Not to fret, even if you missed the first talk, you’ll be fine. nbEMS is a system based on […]


Our Day in Space

August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 8th: 97,497 feet! Months of work, a trial launch still to be recovered (lost at 95,000 feet) a night-before crunch finishing up the details… Four of us, Jon, Matt, Mandy (our Hackerspaces in Space Contest Judge), and Doug meet at the shop at 8am on Sunday. Matt already has the helium tank in […]


Dayton Meetup

May 10, 2010

The HackPGH crew is headed to Dayton, OH this weekend for the Dayton Hamvention.  Some of us have been there before, but for many of us it’s our first time.  We are excited to see the sights and meet up with people there.  If you are going to Dayton (and really why wouldn’t you be) […]


Pittsburgh Marathon

May 10, 2010

On Sunday May 2nd HackPGH members Doug Philips, Sayan Chakraborty, and Matt Stultz put the amateur radio skills that they acquired at HackPittsburgh to good use by helping out with the Pittsburgh Marathon.  Each year hams from around the community volunteer to help provide critical communications for the marathon.  These jobs include passing on position […]