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Linux Install Fest

August 1st at 1pm-6pmPut Linux on your laptop! We will have a few distros of Linux to choose from. Be prepared by bringing your backed-up laptop. We will also have Ubuntu on a USB stick specially for your netbook. There will also be a demonstration of Poky Linux on a BUG from Bug Labs. Join us whether you're new to Open Source and want to see what Linux is all about or if you want...
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Open Source helping Open Source

We get lots of bubble wrap in with our shipments here at Bug Labs and yesterday when we realized we had a metric-ridiculous-ton of bubble wrap we considered some options.  Throwing it in the garbage seemed wasteful and very bad for the earth, it's not recyclable, but it is indeed reusable.  We called up the Makerbot boys and they'll be taking the bubble wrap off our hands and reusing it for their shipping. A win...
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Recently in the Test Kitchen...

Thanks to all who came to the Soft Circuits class and Urban Farming classes!
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July classes in the Test Kitchen

7/22 Soft Circuits class: Sign up here. Learn soft circuits with conductive thread!  We'll be stiching up electrical designs in fabric.This class will be a beginner course, the core concepts of a circuit will be covered. No previous experience required.Materials will be provided.Just bring yourself and a desire to learn and create! A copy of Diana Eng's Fashion Geek will be given away curtesy of the author! (dianaeng.com) 7/26 Urban Farming is back by popular demand! ...
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Classes in the Test Kitchen: Make your Arduino Tweet

Sign Up:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/351294732Description:Want to make your own Tweet-a-Watt or Botanicall that posts data to a Twitter account for you to follow?  In this class, we'll play with the Arduino Ethernet Shield and look at how to connect to remote servers. We'll build a simple project that will take button press data and post it to a Twitter account from the Arduino device using HTTP.  We'll go over the basics of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and the HTTP...
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How to make your very own BUGCake Module

It was my birthday, and naturally that's what was on everyone's mind.  Mcholerton came up with a great idea for a cake module, and I made the documentation for it, and Nick Farr wrote some code to make it all run smoothly.    Paste this code in:#include sugar.h#include flour.h ./configure makesudo eatcake BUG Birthdays are the Best!
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Urban Farming Workshop @ Bug!

May 17th Bug Labs will be hosting a HTINK workshop, Urban Farming! Lee Mandell from Boswyck Farms (http://www.boswyckfarms.org/) will show us some general techniques, and assist in building water reservoirs and associated parts to make a garden at home! Come join us for a fun day, and take home the tools and knowledge to make stuff grow! Registration is 30 dollars, and does not include workshop materials. Purchase of workshop materials NOT required to participate.To...
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It's Open House Time!

Please join us for our Open House! Bug Labs Open House:April 29th, 6-9pm598 Broadway, 4th floorCome check out our office and the test kitchen.  We will provide refreshments, watch yourself for stray nerf darts. 
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Pirates Invade the Test Kitchen!

And built boats!We had lots of laughs and were happy to share our space with Make: NYC!  They were an enthusiastic group who drew on imaginative ideas to come up with a pleathora of designs for boat innovation.  The fastest boat went 1 gutter length per 4.06 seconds!  Check out the video to see the sweet hydrodynamics:  Check out the Make:NYC blog
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Need testers for Usability Feedback!

 Hey Bug Community!! We are looking for people willing to do some usability testing for us on our new homepage design.  If you are in New York and are interestd in helping us out within the next two weeks, please email alicia@buglabs.net to arrange a time. The usability test will take approximitately 30-45 minutes, your face and voice will be recorded and we will ask you a series of questions to get your feedback about...
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