300 Seconds of fame archives
- 1 2017
- 2 2016
- 3 2015
- 4 2014
- 5 2013
- 6 2012
- 7 2011
- 8 2010
Held on June 13, 2017
- Kathryn - Barbie Computer Engineer
- Joe -
- Dubi - guerilla boat
- Lyn - fidget spinners
- Jennie - Stupid places I'm not at all fond of
Held on May 9, 2017.
- Sam, Jennie - Circus arts show
- Ron - Shopbot marker
- Lyn - Communications around the app
- Grant - emulation
Held on April 11, 2017.
- Dubi - Helmet cam and so can you
- Will - Idk
- Lyn - Can you hear?
Held on March 14, 2017.
- Matt - FOIA requests
- Ryan - Smart Pool Tables
- Rachel - Legos
Held on February 14, 2017.
Special Election Edition. Held on January 17, 2017. See 2017 Board Elections if you're curious about the results.
- Ed Bennet - Director at Large
- Will McShane - Director at Large
- Erik Funkhouser - Director at Large
- Carl Karsten - Director at Large
- Deanna Williams - Director of Public Relations
- Ray Doeksen - Director of Public Relations
- Patrick Callahan - Director of Public Relations
- Jonathan Bisson - Chief Technical Officer
- Brian Chojnowski - Treasurer
- Simon Pyle - Secretary
- Jennie Plasterer - Vice President
- Andrew Camardella - President
- Adriana Garcia - President
Held on December 13, 2016.
- Roy - Programmable LED displays are awwwwesome (and easy to make!)
- Lyn - Hacking cold weather
- Simon and/or other machine knitters - machine knitting scarves
- Jeremiah - Asking for ideas
- Dubi - My trip to Columbia
Held on November 8, 2016.
- Sai - How I See Things
- Dubi - Yankee Doodle
- Lyn - Pain
- Johnny Panic - Smithing
- Mari - Carlton
- Aaron - Small PC Water Cooling
- Will - Ice Cream and How To Make It
- Shelly - Poop
- John - Insane Quality Functional Deployment
Held on September 13, 2016.
- Shelly - How to Get Hired from the Internet Without Hardly Trying *projector
- Lyn - button pressing
- Katherine - people hacking
- Jennie - squirrels
- Tyler - Drone add-on project *projector
- Joe - River City Labs
- Andy - Hot Melt Injection Molding
Held on August 9, 2016.
- Cam (from Minneapolis) - LED skirt a la Adafruit
- Lyn - Frugal food buying and preparing
- Cam - Pi Zero
- Jennie - Palm Pilot
Held on July 12, 2016 at approximately 20:30
- Lyn - T-shirt Hacking
- Jeremy - How to do normal things in terrible places, pt. 1
- Justin - Why do my projects cost so much?
Held on June 14, 2016 at approximately 20:30.
- Ron - "So let's say you ate a banana..." or "#2 Revisited" - a talk about where it all goes (with pictures!)
- An - "Pumping Station: One, Month One!"
- Justin - State of the Hackerspace
- Lyn - Jazz and my history with Jazz.
- Jay - The power of caring for strangers
- Dubi - Do birds have a favorite font?
Held on May 10, 2016 at approximately 20:30.
- Patrick "Pallethands" Callahan - Bureaucracy
- Peter - Ramblings of a nervous person, Pt. 3
- Spencer - Watchmaking Things
- Aaron - Help me decide
- Eric - 300 seconds of erasing the whiteboard and Condorcet Voting Methods
- Justin - The State of the Hackerspace (http://youtu.be/hxI4inw0uEc)
- Lyn - Demonstration of Loom Bands and Crochet (http://youtu.be/jGimttMwc44)
- Andrew - Basics of 3D Scanning (http://youtu.be/hO2JjDV5_Y0)
- Shelly Loke - I Want To Melt Glass (http://youtu.be/j8Bq1wEXrq8)
- Ron - Banana and Get Me Off Your Banana List (http://youtu.be/eC9rmsI7dnw)
- Justin - Videos I Found On Everett's Computer (http://youtu.be/wkJc59bA388)
- Peter - Ramblings of a Nervous Person (http://youtu.be/jDM4cAN5DPw)
Held on March 8, 2016 at approximately 20:30.
- Arturo Duarte- Exploring the world Pt 6 -International Treasures
- Nathan - Game Pencil Engine
Held on February 9, 2016 at approximately 20:30.
- Lyn - Loom bands revisited with a crochet hook.
- Ryan - Star Trek Replicator
- Dubi - Selective Breeding
Held on January 19, 2016 at approximately 20:30.
Held on December 8, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
- Eviljoel - PGP in 300 seconds
- Arturo Duarte- Exploring the world Pt 5
Held on November 10, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
- Drew Fustini (pdp7): Secure Your Website with free SSL cert from Let's Encrypt! (slides: File:Letsencrypt.pdf)
- Dan Locks: 300 Seconds of Teasing us Into Thinking He'll Juggle Something
- Doorman Dave: Teaching Some Random Schmuck How To Juggle in 300 Seconds or Less
- Eric Stein: How to submit things to Running a Hackerspace and why you should
- Lyn: Tap Dancers for the sole
- Arturo Duarte - Why I studied architecture and construction and why its related to Hackerspace.
- Ron: A presentation inspired by Bry
- ILab: visiting from France
Held on October 13, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
- Visiting Artist David Kadish - Inorganisms
- Drew Fustini (pdp7): Linux Kernel fun with the Eudyptula Challenge (slides: File:Open-mic-fustini-v2.pdf)
- Sheila Miguez (skay): Sandstorm has free automated ssl certs for self hosted instances, and I used it for pyoo. please see also, userops
- Arturo Duarte - Exploring the world pt 4
- Lyn - Flower pot space heater experiment
Held on September 8, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
- Ron: XYZ Zero plate for the Shopbot
- Shellie: Japanese Bento
- Bruce: Fire and Ice
- Arturo Duarte - Exploring the world pt.3
- Lyn: Hearing aids
- Drew Fustini (pdp7): Open Source Hardware (slides)
Held on August 11th, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
- Sheila - Doom doom doom 
- Anthony - Light is Dumb
- Geneviève - Special Remote Edition: @rad1obadge and #CCCamp15
- Dubi - Stop Light Version
- Sloan - Kiasma; A Steven Holl Building
- Lyn - views of Chicago from a helicopter
- Bry - All the cat gifs that didn't fit in Doorman Dave/Hef's presentation
- Arturo Duarte - Exploring the world pt.2
- Jenny - What I Learned in Detroit
- Doorman Dave/Hef - Introducing Discourse
Held on July 14th, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
- Arturo Duarte - Exploring the world pt.1
- Lyn - hot glue sewing
- Bioguy - I Need Help!!!111
- Dubi Kaufmann - How to run Google Deep Dream for people who can not set up python very well.
Held on June 9th, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
- Lyn - T-shirt hacking take two
- Doorman Dave - Physical ATM Security for fun (not profit.)
- Jesse - Wearable show and tell
Held on May 12th, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
- Hef - Systems update
- Eric & Dave - Grumpermon Talks To His Therapist
- Arturo - Why maps fascinate me
Held on April 7th, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
- Lyn - Fast and easy costumes for cheap, really fast and really easy
- Bioguy - Identity Theft, a victim's perspective and some lessons learned
- Hef - April 2015 Tech Update
- Arturo - What's going on guys?
- Eric - Tubular Bells
Held on March 10th, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
Doorman Dave - Either "Provisioning a bare metal CoreOS env for Docker(bot) in <300s." or "Uncommonly used and little known features of OpenSSH"
- Doorman Dave was too busy being awesome.
- Lyn - Mixmeister, why older is better, sometimes. Subheading ~ music editing from the past.
- Matt - From code to coffee table: a CNC adventure
- Glenn - HP Universal Counter, Rubidium Standard: What they are, why you should care
- Dubi - What Color Is It?
- Noony - How to do an online book tour
- Carl - Google summer of code
Held on February 10, 2015 at approximately 20:30.
- Lyn - Furby Friend & App
- Bjonnh - Pbbt!
- Rei - Werewolves and Vampires
- Daniel - Microcontrollers Controlling the Lights on Skyscrapers!
- Geneviève - Passports
January's 300 seconds of fame, as is usual, was reserved for candidates to the board of directors to state their platforms. It was held on January 20, 2015. Specific details about who did the speaking can be found on the 2015 Elections page.
Held on December 9, 2014 at approximately 8:30pm.
- Derek - How I nailed a tiny computer to a door, or, our in-development RFID entry system
- Sevin - Non-CNC grinding of camshafts (and other awesome things Sevin's company does.)
- Eric - Message Queues, Things Bus & Distributed Stuff
- Dubi - Remixing music on the beat in reverse order
Held on November 11th, 2014 at approximately 8:30pm.
- Jenny - Pretty Random Space Pictures
- Hef - On Writing Votes
- Carl - Conky
- Mike Warot - A process for doing synthetic focus photography
Held on October 14th, 2014 at approximately 8:30pm.
- Hef - tech update
- Jonathan - the benefits of using emacs
- Derek - Hazers and foggers - entertainment atmospheres
Held on September 9, 2014 at approximately 8:30pm.
- Justin - Derailling the Conversation
- Ryan - 3 phase power basis: Wye use high leg delta?
- Drew - Take the EFF's Tor Challenge! (How to setup a Tor non-exit relay in 5 minutes for $5/mo)
- Will - A Wolf Among Us
- Bry - Head in a Jar (How to poorly put together a costume in a week)
- Eric - Doing What Tac Won't
Held on August 12th, 2014 at approximately 8:30pm.
- Lyn - Electronic BONANZAAAAAAAA‽
- Bioguy - Hack Your Coffee!
- Arturo - Salvador Dali Cookbook [I've got it!]
- Genevieve - 300 Seconds of KP - aka NEEDSMOARX (The perfect chaser to the Dali cookbook. Dash of projector, sprig of audio, shake until fluffy.) Link to video showed
Held at July 8th, 2014 at approximately 8:30pm.
- Luciano Ramalho (visiting from Garoa Hacker Clube) -- Pingo: the "universal" GPIO API
- Carl - Vagrant!
- Ray - USA-OK Chair
- Jenny - Science - Why?
- Jenny - Causes of the Holocaust
- Arturo Duarte - People that inspire me????
- Justin T. Conroy - Show me the Money!
- A. Catherine Noon - Agent or Non-Agented Submissions for Books - Is It Needed?
- Toba - Stand There and Yap
- Short intermission, and then PowerPoint Karaoke!
- Dee Newcum — bit.ly/termdetect, a GPL project
- Jason - Music visualization
- Jesse - Knitting Circuit Boards
- Jenny - Why is the area of a circle pi*r^2?
- Arturo Duarte - Stuff and more stuff!
- Greg - Robots!
- Ste - HD Retrovision
- Bjonnh - Reverse engineering in academia
- Mike - How GPS Works
- Dan - First Robotics Competition
- Eric Stein - What Beer Church Does
- Ryan Pierce - How to make lots of noise and ozone: Tesla coils!
- A. Catherine Noon - What's in a publishing contract? One author's experience.
- Hef - Howto Wiki (projector)
- Nick - Thoughts on Surveillance
- Pete N. - Zymurgy at PS:1 and Random Renaissance Moment
- Lyn - Creative looms for rubberband items
- Mike - Snaaaake, it's a snaaaake.
- Bry - Lazor Air Ballons
- Justin - 300 Seconds Worth of Servo Stuff
- Hef - Tech Updates - Blog edition. (projector)
- A. Catherine Noon - Getting paid to write books - or, Stories That Make You Late For Work.
- Sacha - I made a tweeting, motion sensing hammer in 72 hours. It changed how I do all my projects
- Director at Large nominee - Ed Bennett
- Director at Large nominee - Jay Hopkins
- Director at Large nominee - A. Catherine Noon
- CTO nominee - Hef
- Treasurer nominee - Steve Farkas
- Secretary nominee - Rhys Rhaven
- Secretary nominee - Derek Bever
- Vice President nominee - Everett Wilson
- President nominee - Bryanna Denney
- Mike - The Projective Plane
- Hef - Tech Updates (Including Root For All)
- loans - Modern intelligent lighting
- Ste - Composite Video Encoding/Decoding
- Jerry - Adding Cosinusoidal Functions the Relatively Easy Way, or Phasors
- Kevin - Alexander G. Bell - Electromagnetic noise reduction
- Andrey Belomutskiy - rusEfi - DIY electronic fuel injection [projector]
- Frank Duncon - Frank talks about netlogo [projector]
- Tac - sqrt(2)
- Hef - State of the technologies
- Bry - Look at this cake I made (interactive) [projector]
- Joe Walnes - Idea to Kickstarter in 90 days. Sort of.
- Ste Kulov - Digital Logic
- Jerry - 300 More Seconds of Lasers (or: Deblackboxifying the laser cutter a bit)
- eviljoel - Calling your legislature.
- Sacha - Why the lasercutter _really_ doesn't burn through the earth.
- Kevin - Did A.G.Bell steal the telephone? (Needs Projector)
- Hef - PS1 Technology Update. (Needs Projector)
- Anthony - Searches for Supersymmetry
- Ryan - Stuff I'm working on
- Hef - PS1 Member Site - Needs Projector
- Ste - Easy Op-Amps
- Jerry - Lasers: a 300 second primer
- Ryan Pierce - The Polygraph
- Dash - How to text message from your dreams [projector]
- Ste - Digital-to-Analog Conversion Circuit
- Jamie Becka - Chicago Time Exchange
- James Longfield - How not to be a dick in the shop
- Jodie Arañas - FIGMENT Chicago [Projector Access]
- Mike Maloney - Groups
- A. Catherine Noon - Finding water
- Jenny Tong - Consciousness and P-Zombies
- Tim - How to not kill each other with voting
- ste - Thevenin's Theorem
- Patrick O'hara - Dvorak keyboards
- Jesse Seay - Clam Shell Case Pressure Sensor
- Dee - Important uses of rope [projector needed]
- Ste - Digital Signal processing
- Mike - Double Negatives
- - Jenny - Voting Rights Act of 1965
- - Steve - Beer Church - What to do with the mash?
- - Shellie - Amazing world of mail art
- - Mike - DAGS
- - Ste - Linear Interpolation
- Director at Large nominee - Jesse Seay
- Director at Large nominee - Ed Bennett
- Director at Large nominee - Shawn Blaszak
- Director at Large nominee - Steve Finkleman
- CTO nominee - Josh Krueger
- Treasurer nominee - Steve Farkas
- Secretary nominee - Haley Willis
- Vice President nominee - Bryanna Denney
- President nominee - Eric Stein
- - Will McShane - Vinyl advertising as craft material
- - Mike Warot - Hacking a digital caliper
- - Rhys Raven - Two fine encryption tools
- - Ryan Brandys - Stuff Ryan is doing
- - Patrick Callahan - Power Racing Highlights
- - Benjamin Sugar - Apps for activists
- - Will McShane - Laser Scrimshaw
- - Brian Chojnowski - Antikythera
- - Donald Jacobson - Fun with 3d printing
- - Dan Locks - Find me a new job
- Sacha - Inkscape as Engineering Tool
- Aeva - TV hacking
- Will - 30 second chocolate cake
- Todd - Chicago wifi project
- Corinna - Radiohead bear suit
- Anthony - We Found the Higgs
- Sacha - From 2D to 3D: five techniques for designing objects for laser cutting
- Elory - The Big Draw Chicago
- Trevor - on behalf of the vinyl cutter
- Will - 1956 Erector set
- Ed - Electronic Cactus
- Jesse - introduction to me and my work
- Adam - Apollo 13
- Steve - Doors
- Todd - wifi project
- Sacha - Relative Risk and You
- Brian - Antikythera
- Rhys - Bitcoin
- Dwayne Johnson - Washcloth Robot
- Sacha De'Angeli - Photoduino Booth
- Avner - Mozilla Open Badges and Hackerspaces
- Eric Stein - Actual TARDIS
- Jimmy Trevor - Wanderer's Poetry
- Andrew Valkanas - Hacker, hack thy self
- Avner - Kombucha: What the #$*& is that, and can I have some?
- Adam - Artificial pancreas
- Jay - Economics and the technological singularity
Date change: February 7!
- Eric Stein - mkpuzzle
- Steve - Eagle to Finished Circuit Board in Two Hours
- Jenny Tong - Hacking People
- Brian Kung - Hacking Movement
- Kathy - Sea Chanties
- Ben Smith - Infolens Storage
- Sacha - Intro to Do-ocracies and Bicycle Shedding
- Colin - Stuff I Do
- Pocket Factory - Clap Rap
- Anthony - Hack the Universe
- Chris - dropping some rhymes
- Mike Warot - Computer Security Can Be Fixed
- Director at Large nominee - Eric
- Director at Large nominee - Dan Meyer
- Director at Large nominee - Steve
- CTO nominee - Eric
- Treasurer nominee - Ish
- BREAK! Cell Stretcher: an Open Science Project - Gerry
- Secretary nominee - Shawn
- Secretary nominee - Patrick
- Vice President nominee - Shawn
- Vice President nominee - Patrick
- President nominee - Tim
- BREAK! Thanks for all you've made in the past year - Anne
- Vice President nominee - Jim
- Tricopter - Dan
- Osloom's linear actuator - Ed
- Making things for fun and profit - Tim
- NaNoWriYe - Laurie
- Open Science - Ben
- Awesome Award (and photos) - Chris and Sacha
- The Awesome Foundation - Chris
- Making a Daft Punk Helmet, and Why You Shouldn't - Nick
- telling us about how rad glassblowing is - Daniel from Hotglass Chicago
- journal reading - Beth
- The Saga of Juan - Jim
- Open Science: What it is and why it's cool - Sacha
- Chatlight: Embodying the Internet - Eric
- virtual focus - mike
- digeridoo performance - geoffrey
- Dan Meyer: Fab Lab Circuit Bending Workshop Video
- Ashley from i3 - Engineering Education: We're Doing it Wrong
- Tim - Businesses as Projects
- Jim - More Stories from the Balloon Factory
- Lindsay -Ghetto prom 2011
- Chromium and you - Sacha
- Textile changes - Avner and Lindsay and Tim
- Image processing for cool results - Eric Stein
- One damn beautiful hackerspace - Tim
- Dabble - Anne
- Defcon - Dan
- Will - Fresh Paint
- John - Electronics for Popups
- Jess - World Naked Bike Ride
- Ish - Apps that break the game
- Tomer - Sarah Palin in a box on acid, or ecstasy
- Adrianna - Song for Pluto
- Nick - HAL740: An Introduction to DIY Home Automation
- Rhys - Pirates, Hackers, and ADC
- Shawn Blaszak presents the fantastical tangled tale of how I earned my semi-ersatz Erdos number and my surprisingly believable Bacon number
- Jordan - Cricut hacks
- Jim - More Stories from the Balloon Factory
- Matt/digipengi - Protect Your Shit
- Avner - GGHC
- Kyle - Passive Agressive: Interpreting and Reinterpreting Passive Digital Media
- Dustin - Firefox 4 and Mozilla
- Jim - My Bike and a special announcement
- Sacha - How Open Source Saved My Company
- Eric - How to Wiki
- Joe - Waking up a la Flava Flav
- Jonathan - Extracting Coffee
- Jim - Hipster Nascar and the Balloon Factory
- Eric - Freegeek
- Rhys - Wireless Chording Keyboard on Thingiverse
- Avner - Vertical garden
- Joe - Where's Waldo?
- Dan - Small CNC
- Patrick - Things I'm doing
- Jim - Stories from the balloon factory
- David - Time-lapse CHDK photography
- Ben - Macaroni and cheese
- Jordan Bunker (At Large)
- Jim Burke (At Large)
- Shawn Blasak (At Large)
- Asher - hacking the five minute play
- Rhys (CTO)
- Tim "How to hand-cut a mortise and tenon (badly)"
- Ishmael Rufus (Treasurer)
- Patrick (Secretary)
- Idan - Skiboard
- Nathan Witt (Vice President)
- Anne Petersen (President)
- Sacha De'Angeli (Nothing)
- Sarah - Member survey
- Jordan, Ish, Rhys, Nathan, Tim - Open Door Hackathon
- Dan - CNC PhlatPrinter
- Tim - Top reasons why you can't juggle
- Joshua Rothhaas - Tinkering School comes to Chicago
- Jay - PCs Uncased
- Sacha - ChiHack
- Patrick - XMas64 Part 2: Electric Boogaloo
- Nathan - Pledge drive
- Jaku and John - RFID jacket
- Patrick - XMass64 v0.1
- Dustin - Hacking Elections
- Tim - Laser Cutters and you
- Tim and Jordan - Hackerspace valuation, a proposal
- Bill Mania - Team Frednet and the Google Lunar X Prize
- Joe - Joe's Fantastic Voyage
- dustin - buildbot
- arthur - xray scattering
- Vimby - The world premier of Scion's Take on the Machine, Pumping Station: One
- Patrick - Patrick
- Sacha - Chemical burns and electric shocks: making atomically sharp needles for fun and profit.
- Sacha - Fish or eat sushi: dumping unprofitable projects for fun and profit.
- Dan - Knots? That's Awesome
- How to Fail at Physics by Sacha
- Clear Hotspot by Matt
- Mister Rogers on Ecstasy in a Box by Tomer
- Open Up by Willow
July 13, 2010
- How to Identify Someone Who Practises Hacking by Tim
- PRS by Jim
- Rival Spaces by Steve
- Optimizing PS:One by Anne
June 8, 2010
- Stuff I keep in my pockets by Patrick
- Shadelab by Alex Gilliam
- More tales from the balloon factory by Jim
- MakerBot by Patrick
- Breakfast Cleanup Club results by Anne
- chain maille by Jakub
- Geek Pranks by Patrick
- NeighborCon by Travis
May 11, 2010
- Firespinning by Sc00bz
- Taking inventory of PS1's stuff and how you can help by Tim
- The Space Shuttle and the Horse's Rear End by Jeff
- MakerBot by Patrick
- Audio Arduino by Joe Fallon
April 13, 2010
- tobtu.com by Sc00bz
- Welcome Tomerica by Tomer
- Tech Workers of the World Unite! by Steve Goodpaster
- Chip Decapping by Travis Goodspeed
- Creative Re-Use by Carl Boyd
- The Jew's Harp by Jimmy P. Rogers
- Malicious GPU Kernel by Travis Goodspeed
March 9, 2010
- First Robotics by Ryan Lanham
- A Hackerspace's Guide to... oh, you stopped reading, didn't you by Sacha De'Angeli
- 10 Awesome Things You Probably Didn't Know About Neuroanatomy by Frag
- Digeridoo by Geoffrey
- Arduino Radio by Joseph Fallon
- Please Pirate by Pete
- Fiddling Around by Sarah S.
- Things That Happen to Me at the Balloon Factory by Jim
- Democratizing Video Surveillance by Ella
- Fun Raising by Eric Hanley
February 9, 2010
- Peoplehacking II: A Numerically and Biologically Intensive Solution to Losing Weight or: The Engineers' Guide to Weight Loss or: Four Formulae For The Reduction Of Operational Mass by Sacha De'Angeli
- Maker Fair: Get Excited! by Ryan Lanham
- Photography Rights: an educational rant on where it's legal to take pictures by Anne Petersen
- RepRap report: progress! by camo
- Brawndo: The Messy Hackerspace MUTILATOR by Tim Saylor