Archive for the ‘Hackerspace’ Category

TESLA TRUCK, a mobile maker space for the masses

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Tesla Truck, a mobile-maker space for the masses, is having a indiegogo campaign to help them equip a hands-on classes and workshops, where students, teachers, and makers can teach, learn, create, and innovate: Whether you’re a school that wants a semester long, hands-on STEM program or an aspiring maker who...

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Amateur radio TV beacon inside CCTV case

Friday, October 4th, 2013

András Veres-Szentkirályi write about an interesting project The Budapest hackerspace ( did some joint work with a local ham radio club and created an SSTV beacon housed inside a CCTV case that takes an image of its environment and transmits it using slow-scan television over ham bands. There's currently one...

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Vote in the 2013 Hackerspace Challenge

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Radio Shack and Popular Mechanics are sponsoring a Hackerspace Challenge designed to determine which of two competing finalists best exemplifies the theme " From something old, make something new." The contest pits the Milwaukee Makerspace Morgifying Marble Manipulation Machine (aka: M6) against Inspiration Labs' Police Callbox Lander (a Biofeedback-Controlled Game)...

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WORKSHOP VIDEO: Tokyo Hackerspace new Shibuya location tour

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

[embed][/embed] Tayken, from the forum and the Akihabara video, takes us on a tour of Tokyo Hackerspace's new location. The shop was in a frenzy preparing for the Tokyo Maker Faire during our filming.

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Kickstarter fundraising for Hackermoms

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Mothership Hackermoms, a hackerspace for moms, is having a kickstarter campaign to help them equip a workshop and create a business incubator for moms. We were tipped about this from Akiba at freaklabs, whom you might recognize from our Akihibara electronics market video from earlier this year. Hi guys. I'm...

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Global Geek Tour New York 2012

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

The tour begins! Follow the pics live with our twitter feed. More photos below the fold. (more…)

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Hackerspace Singapore visit

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Hackerspace Singapore posted some pictures from our visit, taken during our Global Geek Tour. Be sure to check out our full video report from Singapore on electronics shops, the hackerspace, local food, and more. Thanks to everyone at Hackerspace Singapore for hosting us. Every hackerspace is unique, and it is always...

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GLOBAL GEEK #34: Singapore markets and hackerspace

Friday, August 10th, 2012

[embed][/embed] Visit the major electronics shops in Singapore, and get a guided tour of the Singapore hackerspace. This weekend we were in Singapore for the Maker Faire, so we took a day to do a geek tour. This kicks off the second season of our Global Geek Tours. We're super...

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Global Geek Tour Singapore: Updates from Singapore

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Today was our first day the Singapore Global Geek Tour. We visited some electronics shops, and had some chow. We'll make a full report when we get back, but in the meantime we posted some pics from today on our Tweeter feed. First stop was the Koba electronics shop pictured...

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Radio Shack contest: vote in the East-West Hackerspace Challenge

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Radio Shack has announced a contest to decide which of two hackerspaces produced the more awesome project. RS says the voting is open through August 15, 2012 and one winner drawn at random from the voters will receive a $1,000 RadioShack Gift Card. Visit the contest voting page to view...

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Collage video of Omaha Maker Group projects and activities

Monday, July 9th, 2012

[embed]][/embed] Here is a collage video of Omaha Maker Group hackerspace projects and activities. The Omaha Maker Group exists to facilitate a place where people can explore Technology, Science and Art.  We operate a community workshop in Omaha, Nebraska and have bi-weekly meetings where people can collaborate, share resources, create,...

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LVL1 Boneyard Hackathon 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

LVL1 Louisville Hackerspace is organizing a boneyard hackathon this June. Basically you, and your team get an Arduino, a breadboard, and you have 24 hours to build something from the junk-box parts that are there. The entry fee is $30 per team, and the best 3 teams get trophies and...

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Maker Faire badges

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

What all maker faires have in common is that the local hackerspace(s) come up with some kind of badge with a coincell and a blinking LED. In China things aren't much different and we did see a few. This one could be bought as a kit at the Maker Faire...

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Hackerspace Global Grid asks for your help

Friday, April 13th, 2012

[embed][/embed] As a response to SOPA, Nick Farr decided that it is time that hackers create their own communication network for the community and by the community. Shackspace jumped on board and started designing a satellite ground station network. They published their works on the project wiki page and listed...

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Global Geek Tour: Visit Hacker Space Seoul

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Hacker Space Seoul is nondescript on the outside, but inside it's the nicest Hacker Space we've ever seen. Clean, newly renovated, well organized, and lots of tools and parts. Only a week ago they moved into this building on the edge of Seoul's urban electronic part market called Cheonggyecheon. They...

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The “MOTHER” of all hackerspace automation systems

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Jonathan of LVL1 Hackerspace informs us of their latest project. "MOTHER is LVL1's attempt to create the ultimate hackerspace A.I. and automation system. The MOTHER project is still in it's early stages yet MOTHER has already gained the ability to monitor and control a MASSIVE numbers of sensors as well...

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Hacker Hostels: Visit hacker spaces, stay cheap, share your skills

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Travel to hacker spaces, stay there cheap, share your skillz. Cool idea: Traveling to other Hackerspaces = GOOD Spending a lot of money on Hotel fees = BAD... The Goal: Negate one of the larger expenses associated with travel, namely HOTEL FEES, in order to further promote idea cross-pollination through...

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Recent Comments

  • gant: They still have a couple of the more expensive (but still considerably cheap) 5S-I-S01 in stock...
  • readybrek: Anyone got a any recommendations for a budget-priced hot air station?
  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!