Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Hack-O-Ween Is Coming

Dim the lights, get out the jack-o-lanterns, and send the little ones to bed, because on Friday, 31 October, it’s time for…


Hack-o-ween is Nottingham Hackspace’s Halloween party, with elaborate jack-o-lanterns, plenty of snacks and drinks, spooky movies, scary music, and plenty of fun.

There will be a costume contest, so be sure to get your maker skills out to wow the competition!

The party starts at 7pm, and will continue until the werewolves howl outside!

Be there, or look out for hauntings!

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04.+05.10.2014: Vintage Computing Festival Berlin

Am kommenden langen Wochenende veranstalten der Berliner Hackerspace AFRA und der Fachbereich Medienwissenschaft der HU Berlin das erste Vintage Computing Festival Berlin (VCFB). Wer schon mal auf dem Vintage Computer Festival Europa war, das seit 15 Jahren in München stattfindet, weiß, worum es geht: ein Wochenende voller Ausstellungen, Vorträge und Workshops rund um historische Computer und Rechentechnik. Dabei gibt es nicht nur Computer zu sehen, sondern auch historische Betriebssysteme, Software, Programmiersprachen, Netzwerktechnik und Peripherie. Fast alle Ausstellungsstücke sind betriebsbereit und laden dazu ein, selbst auszuprobieren, wie früher an Computern gearbeitet und gespielt wurde. Spielen können insbesondere Kinder im Game Room auf über zwanzig historischen Spielkonsolen und Heimcomputern, aber auch Lötworkshops für den Nachwuchs stehen auf dem Programm. Für die Großen gibt es am Samstag, den 04.10. ab 21 Uhr eine Chiptune-Party, auf der irrlicht project, Thunder.Bird und TheRyk live Musik mit ihrer alten Hardware produzieren.

Das VCFB findet statt am 04. und 05.10.14 im Pergamon-Palais in Berlin. Der Eintritt ist frei. Für alle, die nicht kommen können, gibt es

hinterher die Vortragsaufzeichungen auf media.ccc.de. Mehr Infos sind zu finden unter vcfb.de.


VCFB: http://vcfb.de/2014/

Hackerspace AFRA: https://afra-berlin.de/

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Drones Doing Good

Charles Devaney uses aerial drone photography to map disaster areas and help direct aid where it is most needed. Check out the winners of the Drone Social Innovation Award, and a few interesting runners-up. The Drone User Group Network established this prize to promote use of drones for the public good.

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Eagle Scout Project: 3D Printing In A Public Library

DSCN1157 (Medium) A large part of obtaining Eagle scout status is to do a project that benefits the community. Often these are things like park benches, drinking fountains, etc. Jacob Bruner had different ideas though. He wanted to bring 3D printing to his community. I especially loved the fact that this project […]

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Klapthor’s Robots and the Atlanta Maker Faire

tunneling bot If you live in or around Atlanta, Georgia, or will be there on the weekend of October 4th and 5th, you should consider attending Maker Faire Atlanta. It will take place in downtown Decatur, and parking and other information on attending the event can be found here. If you’re wondering […]

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Do You Know How To Gut A Fish?

gut-a-fish-1 If, by some mysterious turn of events, you end up with a fresh fish on your hands, make sure you know how to handle the situation with this basic tutorial from FOOD52.

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SHHH 100001 – Super Happy Hacking House 33

Hello hackers, Tinkerers, Builders, Crafters, and Makers

Its been far too long since funvill organized our last Super Happy Hacker House. So, it is my pleasure to invite you all to The Vancouver HackSpace for an open house and a Super Happy Hacker House 33!

Open house – (2PM till 6 PM) Never been to a hack space before? This is the perfect time to visit! We will give you the grand tour of the space. There will be a BBQ on site during the day if you want to bring something down to cook.

Super Happy Hacker House – (9 PM – Late). SHHH a social night where members and non-members are welcome to gather for conversation, beverages, lightning talks, and super happy hacking. Bring your laptops, Arduinos, crafts, and gadgets for a night of merry making!

Lightning talks – (11PM). Lightning talk is a short presentation on any subject that you want. Unlike other presentations, lightning talks last only a few minutes (2 min or less) and several talks will happen in a single period by different speakers. Challenge coins will given out to the people doing talks. Here is a video of some of our previous lighting talks http://ift.tt/1pB3LKt

Remember to BRING YOUR OWN CUP !

A great article about one of our previous open houses!


A time laps video of one of our old Super Happy Hacker Houses


“The Bunker”

270 1st Ave E,

Vancouver, BC, V5T 1A6

or 49.268764,-123.098187 for the numerically inclined.

Parking is available just outside the space. Bikes can be brought inside via the garage door. To get here via transit: get off at Main St. – Science World station, walk South down Main to 1st Ave (past McDonald’s), turn left onto 1st Ave. Walk until you see the VHS sandwich board (past the “Stay away from lonely places” sign, directly across the street from the Brinks building).


Saturday October 18th, 2014. 2 pm until the early hours of the 19th.


Everyone, members and non-members and all of their friends.

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Public Meeting 2-Oct

Public Meeting Thursday, October 2

St Anthony, Maryknoll Hall building, bottom floor, room 21, 6-9 PM.

This is an open public meeting. Bring ideas or work in progress to share with others.


St Anthony is “under the bridge in Wailuku”. If you’re coming from Kahului, pass over the bridge and take the left-hand turn(s) to take you under the bridge you just crossed. The school will be on your left.

October meetings (so far):

October 9: Introduction to Arduino/Electronics–no experience necessary

October 16: Make your Halloween Costume

October 23: “Tinkering”

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Monday, 29 September 2014

The Mathematical Art of Vladimir Bulatov

vladimir-thumb (1) Vladimir has been making mathematical and geometric art for some time. At 3D printshow we caught up with him and he shares how 3D printing has changed his art work. Filed under: Art & Design

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New Project: PC Box Fan

IMG_7591 What do you do with a bunch of small fans? You combine them into one big fan.

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