Hello everyone! We will be doing our second condutive paint workshop! If you want to see what we did at the first one check out our photos on Facebook here. This time around we will be doing the same house again so if you attended the first one this may not be as interesting for you. But you’re still welcome to join us again if you like!

Interested in learning about simple circuits? Enjoy making things light up? Join us for our conductive paint workshop!

This is a simple project where art meets electronics. We’ll be decorating and designing paper houses and lighting them up using conductive paint! No wires or soldering involved here!

In addition, Bob will be doing a little electronics 101 to explain how the circuit works and why things work the way they do. From there you can light up any mini project of your own using conductive paint!

We’ve done a couple sample houses. Check them out here:

For this workshop we will be providing a kit with all the pieces necessary to make one of these houses. The fee for the workshop is $5 to cover the cost of the parts in the kit. We will also provide Xacto knives, scissors, and markers to cut out and decorate your houses. However, we may not have enough to go around at once so if you want to bring your own Xacto knives and markers feel free to do so.

NOTE: Please bring $5 in exact change to the workshop for the kit! We are not accepting payment online this time.

Reserver your spot for this event now at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/conductive-paint-electronics-101-2-tickets-10337328227

When: Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).


We hope everyone is having a good new year!

We haven’t done this in quite a long time and the HI Capacity space has come quite a long way. Join us after a year of being in our own space to talk about some current challenges that we have been and are facing. There are a lot of pros and cons about our current situation and we will be addressing the changes for our beloved hackerspace.

Although we want to provide the best experience for members at a very good rate, it has become an issue for us financially and we need to take action to be able to sustain the space.

Value for the members need to be very concrete and put forth to the public. Although we would love all the support we can get from the community, we need to also have a compelling product for not just the members but for the public as a whole. Our public events have been proven to be worthwhile to the tech community but we need to provide more for our existing paying members to differentiate the membership value. The purpose of this all-hands meeting is to take in public’s opinions with a Q and A session with what people are looking for in the space, both physically and virtually.

Please join us on the 23rd of January @ 7PM for the HI Capacity all hands meeting!

RSVP on Eventbrite: http://hicap-allhands2014.eventbrite.com


HICapacity is hosting a new (possibly monthly) event where we take a deep dive into public web pages with Chrome Dev Tools. The point is to look at what works well and what doesn’t work so well when trying to develop high traffic web pages for the public. We hope that through this we can find common patterns among quality web pages, discover interesting solutions to difficult problems, and maybe even some quick fixes that were overlooked.

We’ll also be exploring how to effectively use Chrome Dev Tools to debug your web page. Dev Tools offers a complete suite of tools including a HTML and JS debugger with breakpoints on both JS code and DOM events, a FPS (Frames per Second) counter, and much much more. I’ll be walking through some of the tools that I know how to use and when to use them effectively.

This event was inspired by the later half of this YouTube video (Colt’s Talk): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7Bafn-pr2s

What’s Required:

  • Please bring your own laptop with the Chrome web browser installed. So you can follow along.
  • An open mind.


  • A few web sites for us to look at. Feel free to suggest your own website and maybe we can find a few trick to help speed up your site or tweak the UI/UX.

We would like this to be an informal discussion so be prepared to offer your own insight and opinions.

When: Thursday, December 5, 2013 7:00pm

Where: HI Capacity (in the Box Jelly), 307a Kamani Street Honolulu, 96813. (Please park on Ward Ave, Kamani street, or surrounding street parking).

Register for this event now at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chrome-dev-tools-tickets-9594355977

Edward Kim

Bio coming soon!