About HackBerry Lab

HackBerry Lab is the collaboration of a variety of people at Berry College that are dedicated to combining creative thinking, technology and rapid prototyping. From the Physical Computing Lab within the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences to the Creative Technologies Program at the Campbell School of Business, HackBerry Lab represents an interdisciplinary effort to constantly create and iterate innovative ideas.

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WHO ARE WE?

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and community. It’s not an understatement to say that HackBerry Lab is truly an eclectic group. But it’s that diversity that allows us to be creative in how we learn, teach and create.

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CREATIVITY + TECHNOLOGY

Combining creative thinking with the power of technology is at the heart of HackBerry Lab.

Recent Projects

Desktop robots that get angry if you ignore them? Immersive domes that change color as you walk through them? Automated knives that chop fruit as you swipe your hands through the air? We've got it all at HackBerry. Come see the imaginative projects that are constantly taking over our lab!

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QUICK THINKING + RAPID PROTOTYPING

Latest News

With so much going on, the news flies by at HackBerry Lab. So take a moment to see some of the interesting things that we've been working on lately.


8 Jun 2014

Victory at First Friday Hackathon

Zane Cochran and Harrison Daniels claimed first place during Hatch Athens' (Athens' first makerspace) First Friday Hackathon event. Participants had just four hours to make a creation from scratch. While several people worked on a variety of software-based projects, Cochran and Daniels decided that a physical computing project would be the way to go.   The result of their work was an interactive floral-inspired lamp called Florealis. The lamp contained 40 hand-soldered RGB LEDs that

8 Jun 2014

The BitDome Returns

Last year, Zane Cochran created the BitDome, a large interactive space, for Berry's Physical Computing course. After several months in storage, the BitDome is getting upgraded and ready for a summer exhibition at the Lyndon House Arts Center.   Modifications include a fresh coat of paint, in addition to a brand new (and much simpler) RGB LED lighting scheme. The BitDome will be on display for several months leading up to the center's Maker Fest

Contact

Interested in seeing more of the amazing stuff going on at HackBerry Lab? Let us know! We like having you, your friends, your students or whoever happens to be passing by to stop by and say hello. We also host tours and project demos all the time, so if you see something interesting or want to learn how 3D printers work, give us a shout.   Most of the time you can find us in the Berry College Physical Computing Lab, which is located in McAllister Hall, Room 128. Other times, you'll find us in downtown Rome at the  7Hills Makerspace at 336 Broad Street.


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Our Networks

Stay in touch and connect with us! Anyone who knows us also knows that things are always changing, new projects are always being developed, and we’ve always got a new idea coming out. So whether it’s through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or whatever, we hope we cross paths often so you can see the latest and greatest.