A Workshop For Makers and Hackers

What would you like to make?  What have you always wanted to learn?

Hours: Mon - Fri 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM, Sat 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM — Open House every Wed @ 7PM

Address: 11060 Dyer St, Suite D-11, El Paso, TX 79934

We are part of a global movement. A shared, community-operated workshop, a community with passion, accessible to everyone. Democratizing design, science and technology aiming to change El Paso and the world forever.
Jose playing Castlevania on his RaspberryPi

Jose has been working on building a MAME cabinet for a while.  However, he’s going an unusual route with it:  he plans to mount a RaspberryPi running PiMAME inside a NES body, with swappable NES and SNES USB controllers. It’ll be very cool when it’s done, and be able to play games from Atari 2600 [...]

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Things are ramping up quickly here at H3 Labs. We’re getting organized and ready to serve El Paso’s makers and Hackers. Read on to find out more.

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Filastruder front

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been building the Filastruder kit we ordered, and now it’s complete. Filastruder is a combination of “filament” and “extruder”. It takes plastic pellets, heats them up, and forces the liquid plastic through a nozzle. The resulting filament is then used in 3D printers, such as our RepRap, [...]

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my_lanny

Tony Mendoza has been a maker and entrepreneur all his adult life. His latest endeavor has just launched on KickStarter: My Lanny. My Lanny is a portable, compact shower caddy. Tony brought one to our last event, and it is quite ingenious. Support a local El Paso maker and back Tony’s campaign.

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Etched and drilled circuit board

Since our first board etching (which was just our logo), we’ve managed to etch and drill an actual circuit board. This one took much longer to etch, about 2 hours. It’s larger than what we did the first time, and the etching solution wasn’t fresh… we had to top it off with more hydrogen peroxide [...]

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H3 Labs logo etched onto a PCB

Now that H3 Labs has a laser printer, we decided to put it to its intended use within hours of plugging it in: PCB etching. What you see here is the result.

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We recently had the 3D Launch party, which was a success! Amongst great food and interesting conversations there was a really cool printing of an H3 molecule logo. Here are some pictures in case you missed the event. The 3D printer is open for business and now is printing with great results, if you need [...]

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uber_lockup_black

Services like Uber, Lyft and others are a controversial issue right now. I will not get into detail about the controversies (for a detailed explanation on the services and the objections to it read this engadget article) because I just want to let you know [...]

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This is an interesting thing Soylent Inc is making, and although it has the name of that fiction movie Soylent Green, the product seems quite interesting. I for one kind of want to try it. Do you agree with the goal of Soylent Inc? Are developments we create more efficient better than things from nature, [...]

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Second floor showing flags over the dealers floor

Airgas Branch Welding Equipment, and gases | homepage 1235 Tower Trail Ln., El Paso, TX 79907 (915) 859-8000 KOLD Equipment & Surplus Equipment 6812 Industrial STE B, El Paso, Texas 79915 (915) 843-5942 Mckinney Wrecking Old Furniture, Equipment. Metal and Wood 118 Ruhlen Ct El Paso, TX 79922 (915) 533-2006 Team International Industrial Parts and [...]

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I have shared videos of some interesting pieces of machinery in the past few months. I believe that if I added a video of the Pagani Huayra, it is only just that I share a video of the Agera R. Enjoy!

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raw milk

Lately I have been making cheese and yogurt (among other fermentation processes) at home. I’ve tried different recipes like Mozzarella, and Cheddar with different combinations of bacteria, but now I want to experiment by changing the milk. And while there is a variety of milk brands and styles, it is pretty hard to come by [...]

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Peso-Dollar Exchange

Being a Mexican National and living in the US-Mexico border has always make me keep an eye the peso-dollar Exchange rate. I created a graph using Banco de Mexico data on the exchange rate to show how this market has moved since 2000 to today. The exchange rate is important for us in the border [...]

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I have shared videos of the three hybrid hyper-cars (P1, LaFerrari and 918) but not all of the current gen of awesome cars are hybrid. Pagani started production of the Huayra in 2012 and it is for some a more desirable car than the [...]

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This is the last of the three new competitors of the best hypercar review from Autocar. Look at older posts for the P1 and 918 to decide which is your favorite. I still cannot decide on one of them.

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As promised in the previous post, for those of you trying to learn more about F1 regulations this year. Red Bull Racing prepared this awesome video. Enjoy!

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As you may have already know, I really enjoy discussing cars and that I often post about them on the site. Lately, there has been a lot of talk regarding this multi-platform (will be released for Windows, SteamOS, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U) simulation game. Project Cars is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios [...]

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The 2014 project lists, as scribbled by Marty

On top of all the events and classes we’ll be scheduling, we also have an ambitious list of projects we want to get done this year, hopefully by the end of summer.

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Mexican Pop

In our last economics post we discussed the size of the Mexican economy. We have also discussed our regional population in a previous post.The picture for the size of the Mexican economy and the size of our regional population cannot [...]

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US_MX_Index_GDP

I would like to continue discussing the regional economy. We have discussed El Paso and Las Cruces but have not mentioned Ciudad Juarez at all. Discussing Juarez is imperative for expanding our knowledge on the regional economy. But to understand Ciudad Juarez, we have to understand Mexico and Chihuahua first (Ciudad Juarez is part of the [...]

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