While most of humans around here were away at the egg festival, we nevertheless met at Technarium for Hack and Tell #27.

Marijus and Martynas, a father-and-son team, showed an Arduino-based laser tag game they made together from bits, pieces, hot glue and Chinese lasers. 

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seplute brought some fluorescent photoluminescent bacteria synthesised at Technarium biolab together with the lichen kids. They used cold to shock the bacteria and make them incorporate fluorescent photoluminescent plasmids – we had a cool discussion about horizontal gene transfer during their presentation. Later that night the biolab crew went away to work on our lichen DNA to another lab!

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veox presented some work he’d recently done for Github’s linguist. He implemented some heuristics to discover Solidity and highlight its syntax on Github.

Lastly, miceuz and pwf talked a lot about their work in converting a BT C3E C4E forklift truck and a Linde lifter to line-following robots for Robertas Narkus “Träger” art installation. They won the Hack and Tell prize, which was pimped with LEDs and CNC engraving by the previous winner, MN!

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We decided to host the next Hack and Tell on May 12th – despite the fact that we have to move on May 20th. Bring your projects – it’s the last event at our place!