Archive for the 'workshop' Category

International Space Apps Challenge weekend

Monday, March 26th, 2012


The GarageGeeks, SpaceIL and NASA invites you to International Space Apps Challenge.

The International Space Apps Challenge is a 2 day technology development event during which citizens from around the world will work together to solve current challenges relevant to both space exploration and social need. The International Space Apps Challenge will take place on all seven continents – in space -  and at GarageGeeks HQ - on 20-21 April 2012.

The International Space Apps Challenge is a “codeathon-style” event. A codeathon is a unique event that brings together citizens interested in collaborating on the development solutions that address critical challenges. A codeathon celebrates software development in its most positive context—using minimal resources and maximum brainpower to create outside- the-box solutions in response to interesting problems. Codeathons are technology development marathons, drawing on the talents and initiative of the best and the brightest software developers, engineers, designers and technologists from around the world, who volunteer their time to respond to real- world problems with solutions than can have immediate impact.

At the events, individuals collaborate with others by forming teams focused on solving a particular challenge. The teams compete with other teams around the world to utilize publicly available space and data to design innovative “solutions” to a pre-determined series of global “challenges.”

Official Website:
Overview Presentation:
NASA sites:

GarageGeeks is sponsored by Microsoft and Initial Capital

What Would Molydeux? Molyjam Tel Aviv

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012


A [nearly] 48-hour game jam inspired by the works of @petermolydeux. Jamming will commence Friday morning and continue through Saturday evening.

The Israeli Molyjam will take place at Garage Geeks, Holon!
Watch this space for details and more info as we approach the date.

Get inspired at !!
Even more ideas here:
(Thanks Or!)

EDIT: Garage Geeks is at HaPeled 40, Holon.

* GarageGeeks is sponsored by Microsoft and Initial Capital.

Natural Interaction Hackathon

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011


You are invited to participate in a Natural Interaction ® Hackathon.
At the workshop, PrimeSense will lend the sensors for group members to proceed developing the projects for the following week.
The hackathon starts at 17,18 November at GarageGeeks, and a week later you need to submit your project.

if you are into it, read more below.

About Natural Interaction ® Hackathon
Game developers, traditional developers, graphic designers, creative’s are invited to create and submit cool “Natural Interaction ® application”.
PrimeSense will lend sensors for each group during up to 1 week.
Jury will be composed by 3 experts who will designate a winning project.

Designing or porting games to become motion controlled is not reserved to an elite few.
Using the OpenNI Framework with OpenNI compatible Middleware and depth sensors, developers can easily integrate full-body control and interactive augmented reality into their games.
Designers are just starting to explore possible game mechanics and gameplays enabled by gesture-based technologies.
This Hackathon will demonstrate how easy this process is, using tools and environments that are familiar to many game developers such as Unity3D.
It’s as simple as developing a keyboard-based application!

Contest Condition:
* All OpenNI compliant projects will be eligible to the competition (As per the OpenNI Guidelines PDF doc)
* Participants will have 1 week to submit their project.
* Upload your project to OpenNI Arena before deadline (With Source Code to share with the community)
* Project shouldn’t require any additional purchase (software/hardware)

Everything is available and downloadable for free from
* NI Apps guidelines
* Documentations
* OpenNI: SDK Binaries, Samples & Source code
* NiTE: Middleware Binaries and Samples
* Unity3D Wrapper (Latest version of the wrapper was released in the latest “Unstable Version” package)
* Many developers published their own NI Apps on the Arena: – often with source code

Top 5 prizes:
* 1st: 1 Rare handcrafted PrimeSense prototype Sensor (OpenNI compliant) with original and exclusive “For test use only” stickers on it.
* 2nd to 5th: 1 OpenNI compliant Sensors each.

Thursday 17th:
opening at 19:00
talks 19:30-21:00
lending sensors and beer 21:00 and on
Friday 18th:
opening 9:00
working till 18:00
18:00-19:00 show and tell
Saturday 26th
final date for project submission.

* bring some snacks and drinks to share with others.

* GarageGeeks is sponsored by Carmel Ventures and Gemini Israel Funds

Marine Team Lan Party

Sunday, October 16th, 2011


Bring Your Own Computer Lan Party

Saturday, October 15 at 7:30pm - October 16 at 10:00am

Android ADK Challenge workshop

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011


Think you’ve got what it takes to show the world how developers in your country code?

This year, with Open Call for Google Developer Day, Google will be showcasing works from developers across each of the eight GDD countries.

And we want you to get involved!

The finalist will be presented at GDD Israel at November.

If you want in, here is what you need to do:

1. Before July 25, Submit your project idea to Round II

Israel submission got an approval to skip Round I

Your project idea can be anything but have to use the ADK​ite/opencallforgdd/the-cha​llenge

Due on July 25 at 5:00 P.M. PDT

send to amirsh [shtrudel] google d0t com

2. We will select 10 projects and announce them by August 1

3. Selected projects can start working on the projects at home.

4. Participate at the ADK workshop at Google Tel Aviv

Receive the Android hardware and take it home to proceed working on the project.

August 30 at 18:00 at Google Tel Aviv

Levinstein Tower, Derech Menachem Begin 23, Tel Aviv

5. follow this event news for updates about the ADK challenge

There is the official ADK site​om/guide/topics/usb/​ml

Videos of past ADK innovation​ch?v=GHQjRjJYc-Q&feature=r​elmfu​ch?v=Ub7newiu930

more information at​ite/opencallforgdd/Home

still confused? you can contact Amir Shevat for more information

amirsh [at] google d0t com

DC9723 Hackathon

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011


DC9723 is organizing a Hackathon event on September 22 5pm - September 23 5pm.

We would like to invite you all to attend and participate in what should be a very dynamic 24 hours :-)
Hackathon is an event where hackers meet and do collaborative computer programming, hardware hacking and etc.

Bring laptops, soldering kits, FPGA’s and other working tools!

It’s a good opportunity for you to socialize, find new projects, break new stuff, and contribute to the community!

Got an idea for a new hack? Looking for help writing a new fuzzer? Need help with your reverse shell over ICMP?
Create account at and add your project, or alternatively join someone else’s project.


The DC9723 Hackathon event is open to the public, yet it is customary to participate in at least one project (or to create your own, either way it’s hands-on).

September 22 5pm - September 23 5pm
GarageGeeks HQ
HaPeled 40, Holon

RSVP by:

If you have any questions, please contact Itzik Kotler: ik [at] ikotler (d0t) org

GarageGeeks Arduino workshop 2 with Arnon Katz

Friday, February 4th, 2011


This second Arduino workshop hosted by the Arduino master, Arnon Katz

Bring your own laptop and arduino if you have - we’ll bring a few.
Place for 40 or so hardware savvy (or wannabiz)
If you already started working on some project, excellent, bring it over and we’ll do some further improvements together.

24 Feb 20:30
GarageGeeks HQ
HaPeled 40, Holon

The Arduino website:
Download of the Arduino Software:
Arduino and Processing:

Some videos of things we can do with Arduino:

GarageGeeks Facebook Applications Development Weekend

Thursday, March 11th, 2010


During the 2,3 April weekend  were holding a Facebook Application Developer Workshop

We will split into teams and each team will work on a project.
Don’t know how? Don’t worry! All you need is some basic knowledge in , programming (PHP, Python,Javascript) and we’ll help you with the rest!

Graphic designers from all kinds are welcome to contribute their skills.

more details at the facebook event page

GarageGeeks Arduino workshop with Arnon Katz

Thursday, March 4th, 2010


Arduino, is definitely the new “king of the block” for interactive projects.

This workshop you will get a kick started with the help of the Arduino master, Arnon Katz

11 March, 20:30, GarageGeeks HQ, Holon

Bring your own laptop and arduino if you have - we’ll bring a few.
Place for 40 or so hardware savvy (or wannabiz)

GarageGeeks Musical hardware workshop

Monday, July 27th, 2009


September 3rd

19:00, garagegeeks HQ, hapeled 40, Holon

In this workshop people would make hardware that play music, and then we’ll connect all of them together and play some a nice class symphony ( and more songs) with a lot of instruments

instrument examples:

Starting points:

What you’ll need for the workshop:

Some Mechanical hardware to musically control, and that can produce sounds in different tones. Hard drives, floppy drives, printers, A motor, power tools. Be creative.

A method to control them from a computer. You can use these kinds of hardware interface boards for example:

A laptop with some softwares: to connect to the garage’s midi network we’ll use: or if you have Midi hardware, bring it so we won’t need to count on the network.

MIDI interface softwares:

we want to make this a two part session, the first people meet, start working, build the instrument, and then go home, finish their instrument, and meet again for the symphony playing.

The first one on September 3rd. this will give you time to find hardware, buy Arduino or Phidget boards etc.. We’ll set the date for the next one soon.

How do we decided what we’ll play with the orchestra ?

If anyone here knows PHP, we want to ask you to help us build a system where people can uplaod .midi files and then vote for their favorite file, then we’ll arrange the most chosen songs to be played.