Latest posts by RebeccaHewitt

Apr 22, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Studio Projects are designed for members that have taken a workshop and are looking to practice their skills and make something fun! We understand that it can be tricky to dive right into making something after you've taken a workshop, and studio projects are here to make it a little ...
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Apr 12, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Take a break from making at the labs and come visit us at the farmer's market! We'll be at the Urban Harvest Market this weekend and the East End Farmer's Market next weekend. Urban Harvest Farmer's Market 3000 Richmond Ave. Saturday, April 15th from 8a - 12p DIY Project: Stenciled ...
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Apr 5, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Studio Projects are designed for members that have taken a workshop and are looking to practice their skills and make something fun! We understand that it can be tricky to dive right into making something after you've taken a workshop, and studio projects are here to make it a little ...
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Apr 1, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
We've expanded our workshop offerings to make it easier for you to learn at the labs! Want to learn how to use the CNC Router or CNC Mills? The following workshops will allow you to gain all of the skills you'll need! Fusion 360 CAD Through hands-on projects, students In ...
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Mar 21, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
TxRx Labs recently hosted a 3D Printing Design Competition with the J.P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science over Spring Break. 21 local and international high school students participated in a week-long "Global Teen Health Summit" entitled "Faces of Innovation". For the Design Competition, students were challenged to re-envision ...
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Mar 15, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
We're currently seeking volunteers! What do volunteers do at the labs? They greet visitors, give tours, assist members and help with events! Our volunteers work 4 hours shifts once a week. Volunteers receive perks! We want you to make, learn, and grow at the labs! Volunteers receive workshop comps! Workshop ...
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Mar 8, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
We've added a new workshop - Hand Tool Basics! I interviewed Ronnie, who developed the workshop, to get the inside scoop. What's going to be covered in the Hand Tool Basics workshop? Frequently used tools like hammers, screwdrivers, and drills, as well as very useful specialized tools, like stud finders, ...
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Mar 1, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Studio hours are scheduled times when we will have a staff member available for assistance in a specific area of the labs. Studio hours are perfect for members who have taken a workshop and are beginning a personal project, but might need a little help! Members attending studio hours for ...
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Mar 1, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Our member Derek is working on a campervan overhaul at the labs. If you've been through the woodshop recently, I'm sure you've seen him out there working on the cabinets or the countertop! What kind of van is it and where did you get it? It is a 1998 Ford ...
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Feb 21, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
We always have exciting things happening at the labs, but I'm super excited about the addition of a new workshop on cyanotypes! David Janesko, Houston-based artist and member of the labs, is teaching the workshop! What is a cyanotype? A cyanotype is an analog photograph printing process that produces a ...
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Feb 19, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Studio Hours are here to stay! We've had a few questions about studio hours and wanted to clarify! What are studio hours for? Studio hours are scheduled times when we will have a staff member available for assistance in a specific area of the labs. Studio hours are perfect for ...
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Feb 15, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Did you know that we run Youth Education programs at TXRX? We frequently run 1 or 2 day workshops and 10 week long after school programs! Joseph Miller, our Youth Education Director, leds the programs. I decided to interview him to get an inside peek at why running Youth Education ...
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Feb 6, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Meet our team! Alex is a big part of our team at TXRX! He teaches a variety of workshops at the labs including woodworking, vinyl cutting and photography! What is your role at TXRX? I lead workshops in woodworking, CAD, CAM, and photography. How long have you been part of ...
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Feb 3, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
February 3rd - Tours at 7 and 8p At the labs - 205 Roberts St. February 5th - Urban Harvest Farmer's Market 8a - 12p | 3000. Richmond Ave. DIY: clay planters February 17th - Tours at 7 and 8p At the labs - 205 Roberts St. February 19th - ...
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Jan 27, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Meet Jason! You'll typically find Jason working away in our co-working space...always with a double screen set-up! What is your role at TXRX? Much like most people here I wear several hats. I am currently finishing up the RFID door controllers and will move on to RFID machine access. Eventually ...
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Jan 20, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
What is your role at TXRX? I handle the backend of the labs. How long have you been part of the TXRX team? I've been involved with the lab for about 4 years. First as a member, then a volunteer, then an officer, then an employee. I volunteered doing our ...
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Jan 16, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Have no idea what a quadcopter is? We did a quick interview with our instructor, Mike Reynolds, to cover the basics! What is a quadcopter? A quadcopter is the four-rotor variant of a class of aircraft known as multicopters or multirotors. Multicopters employ multiple rotors to produce thrust and attain ...
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Jan 11, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
We love our Houston community and we're so excited to participate in a couple of events this month! Pop'Up at The Market - THIS Sunday, January 15th from 12:00 - 5:00p 715 Telephone Rd. Swing by our booth and make a hand stamped keychain! East End Street Market - We ...
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Jan 10, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Meet Ronnie! Ronnie is always working on a new project for the labs! What is your role at TXRX? I'm on the board as Secretary, I help coordinate volunteers, and I am a shop manager. I work on various things, like build out of the lab itself, layout of facilities, ...
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Jan 6, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Need some assistance with the project you're working on? Take a workshop, but not sure where to begin? We're now running studio hours! Studio hours are scheduled times when one of our staff members will be available to answer questions you might encounter while working on a project! Woodworking Studio ...
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Jan 5, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Good News! There's a new addition to the TXRX team! Ali Saunders is our new Ceramics Instructor and Studio Technician. We're super excited to have Ali join our team and help expand our Ceramics and Art areas. Why are you interested in Ceramics? How did you begin? I’m interested in ...
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Jan 1, 2017 by RebeccaHewitt
Marshall Whitney, the maker behind Raum Furniture, is always around the labs. Most of the time, he's working away in the woodshop...working on furniture or teaching one of our woodworking workshops! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you make? I'm a mechanical engineer that left ...
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Dec 20, 2016 by RebeccaHewitt
Looking for a last minute gift for the maker, artist, or diyer in your life? We now have TXRX Gift Cards! Gifts cards can be used for any workshop or to purchase supplies from our online shop. It's the perfect gift because if you're like us, a last minute shopper ...
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Dec 15, 2016 by RebeccaHewitt
We're doing a series of interviews with our TXRX Team! Our first interview is with Cody Hitchcock. Cody does a variety of different things around the labs including shop upkeep, machine repair, and is always welling to help the rest of our team with various projects! What is your role ...
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Dec 12, 2016 by RebeccaHewitt
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I am an artist. I used to be a geologist. I have been living in Houston for about two years. I make art about what it’s like to be a human. I want to know how we think, how we change ...
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Dec 7, 2016 by RebeccaHewitt
TXRX Labs Youth Programs will be running two "Space School" events this December in collaboration with Houston Area Space and Science Education (HASSE). The first event is a design competition in which students will design a prototype of a "lunar rover" for 3D printing. The second event is a two-day ...
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Established in 2008, TXRX Labs is a non-profit hackerspace for the greater Houston area. Housed in the East End District, we offer courses in and access to our rapid prototyping lab, woodshop, machineshop, electronics lab, and a wide variety of other tools. Our goal is to educate the public about technology and show how seemingly complex techniques can be used by anyone. If you like what we do, please donate.

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