Alpharetta makerspace

BuildLabAlpha is was a small makerspace in Alpharetta, GA, serving the northern suburbs of Atlanta. The facility is equipped with drills, saws, lathe, planar, jointer, CNC router, 3D printers, circuit prototyping components, workspace, and more. Our mission is to be creative, resourceful, and build new skills while having fun and being social.

Update: we closed the shop in 2017 but it was a lot of fun while it lasted!

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Keep in touch:  We’re still tooling around on different projects so shoot us an email if there’s anything we can do for you.


Greg Jordan and Dan Smith



Recent Posts

Fetching data

I’ve been trying to hone my programming skills a little and became fascinated with the idea of APIs.  That is, sending a request to a remote server or database and receiving back a big stack of data that you can parse and do interesting things with.

Since I had a domain name that I’ve been sitting on for the last 7 years it seemed like a good time to try to implement an API call online and display the results.

I have lots to learn/add/improve still but if you visit:

entering a search term will request info from ebay’s database for your keywords and return the (most-watched, US only, links included ) results which are then arrayed onto the page.

The results are also affiliate-linked so if purchases are made I would then proceed to rake in mad pennies.  If you’re in the market for a fleet of ebay yachts then please do visit the site.




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