757 Labs A Hackerspace in Hampton Roads, Virginia.


InvisiFrogger on AVGN MAGfest Review

Posted by skhisma

During this year's MAGfest the 757 Labs crew brought along InvisiFrogger, a modified Frogger game where the forg is invisible. During the con James of Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) fame stopped by to take a look at the game, check out his coverage of at Cinemassacre.


MAGFest (Jan 13th+) and Frostfest (Feb 5th)

Posted by telmnstr

Some members of the lab will be at MAGFest in Alexandria this weekend manning a table that will be representing Hampton Roads to a crowd of possibly 3000 people. We've done behind the scenes work for this years MAGFest including the InvisoFrogger frogger arcade hack, and some work to get past security measures on the Arkanoid arcade game board to get it to display custom made levels. InvisoFrogger has the frog removed for more difficulty, and some custom text.

Also of interest is the Frostfest ham fest in Richmond on February 5th. It sounds like it's going to be pretty large. We're hoping to get a table once again to represent the creative wizardry going on in Hampton Roads. www.frostfest.com has more information on the hamfest. I'm thinking we will bring information from our high altitude balloon project.

Flyers will end up at Shmoocon in DC. If anyone is interested in doing a video stream watching event at the lab, speak up on the mailing list.

And later this year in June it will be off to Maker Faire in Raleigh, NC. Another exciting event!
More info on that as it nears.


Mata Hari pinball gets a leg up (actually 4)

Posted by markg

Ethan, MarkG, and Matt got the legs mounted on the Mata Hari pinball. Later, when DJ Mike arrived, we went to Cogan's Pizza for dinner, where we discussed plans for our upcoming MAGFest road trip. At MAGFest, we plan on setting-up a vendor table to promote the hackerspace, and maybe the radio station project.

There was also talk of a lab members-only meeting the following weekend (Saturday, January 22, 2011 around 6:00 PM EST), followed by an open hack night (8:00 PM EST until whenever).

Other plans include another electronic / MIDI music jam session, and another LAN party, both in February. Stay tuned.