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What’s been happening at the makerspace?

Posted by Blair McBride on April 04, 2012 in News tagged with , , ,

After a hiatus over the Christmas/New Years break and a slow start to the year, the Makerspace has been bustling with activity recently. Brian Paavo talked about the underwater scanner project the Makerspace is collectively working on, and work has been progressing on that (there will be a post about that soon). Paul Campbell held a soldering workshop, and about a dozen people made LED sculptures. One of the highlights on Saturday was William George's project of converting  chrome-plated toaster into an audio CD player. And when you come into the Makerspace now, you'll notice that the room ha

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Talk: OpenWRT

Posted by Micheal Hamel on August 08, 2011 in Talks tagged with , , , ,

OpenWRT: thats an odd name... The story starts late 2002 when Linksys released a wireless router called the WRT54G. Andrew Miklas noticed (from the visible names used in the internal filesystem, amongst other things) that it was using Linux, without in any way acknowledging this or making the source available. They had obvioulsy modified Linux to get it to run on their hardware. This is a violation of the Linux license, the GPL. He tried contacting Linksys who weren't immediately co-operative, so he posted to the Linux Kernel mailing list and Linksys came under considerable pressure to r

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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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