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Talk: 3D printing

Posted by Paul Campbell on June 12, 2011 in Talks tagged with , ,

Here's some references from the 3D printing talk: First of all Thingiverse where you can find 1000s of things to build and make http://www.thingiverse.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------- The "reprap host" slicing application can be downloaded from reprap.org http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Installing_RepRap_on_your_computer you'll need a working Java runtime to use it. You need to download the config file for our working reprap from: http://www.taniwha.com/~paul/reprap.properties install it in ~/.reprap (or wherever else reprap host stores s

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Competition: Clothesline Racing

Posted by Paul Campbell on May 03, 2011 in Competitions tagged with , ,

As announced at last night's meeting we're having a competition: Clothesline Racing The basic idea is to build a device that will travel from one end of a clothesline to the other and back again - there will be (chocolate) fishy prizes. The clothesline will be strung outside, as level as we can and fairly taut - but will probably dip a little in the middle. The rules we'll be using will be the same as those listed below: http://www.tcmaker.org/blog/2010/10/clothesline-race-o-rama-mk2-sat-nov-20-2010/ with some minor (largely metric) changes - we'll have a 30m line (if we can find s

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Talk: Adding hardware to Arduinos

Posted by Paul Campbell on May 03, 2011 in Talks tagged with , , ,

I've uploaded my talk from last week about adding hardware to Arduinos - here's the slides as PDF.   Here's the promised link for  buying L298 H-bridges in NZ: L298

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Talk: Introduction to JavaScript & Web Development

Posted by Blair McBride on April 27, 2011 in Talks tagged with , , , , , , ,

Learn the basics of JavaScript, HTML and CSS in web development to build a simple to-do list webapp.

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Talk: Introduction to JavaScript & Firefox Add-on Development

Posted by Blair McBride on April 12, 2011 in Talks tagged with , , ,

Learning the basics of JavaScript and Firefox add-on development by building two simple Firefox add-ons.

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Electronic Badge project

Posted by Blair McBride on February 05, 2011 in Projects tagged with ,

Today we sorted and bagged the components for the Electronic Badge project - 40 kits, ready for people to start building them. The (draft) build instructions are available here: http://www.taniwha.com/~paul/dspace.badge/

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Meeting notes: 16th January 2011

Posted by Blair McBride on January 20, 2011 in Meeting Notes tagged with

Casual get together/meeting. Discussion topics: group activities/competitions, Paul's electronic membership badge project, internet connection, website, draft weekly schedule, equipment.

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Meeting notes: 8th December, 2010

Posted by Blair McBride on December 08, 2010 in Meeting Notes tagged with

The initial meeting of the "Dunedin makerspace" unincorporated society was held on Dec 8th 2010 in the cellar of the Duke of Wellington - we adopted a set of rules and elected officers.

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