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Control the Crazyflie quadcopter with an Android phone

The easiest way to control a Crazyflie nano quadcopter is with a laptop and a PS3 controller (or similar), but tonight we played around trying to control it using the Android client. Took a bit of messing around, so here’s how we … Continue reading

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NASA SpaceApps challenge

On the weekend of the 20th/21st of April Hackerspace Adelaide hosted the local site of the NASA SpaceApps Challenge. The idea of the weekend is to explore the data that NASA collect from their satellites, rovers and probes, and try and … Continue reading

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7/8th’s of 1/4 of the lantern working!

Yes, that’s right, 7/32nd’s of our lovely Peel St lantern is alive and working at one time. Why is that progress I hear you ask? For two reasons: firstly we’ve successfully tested our new programming theory, and secondly we’ve found … Continue reading

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Current projects

Over the last month there has been an influx of hackerspace projects, so we now need some more hands to help make the projects work. Here’s whats on the go: Mindstorm lego robot (ask Jon) Interactive textiles workshop project (ask … Continue reading

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Lantern – 32×32 pixels, almost working

The good news is that we’ve made progress on the Peel Street Lantern, finishing all of the soldering of the 1,024 pixels and connected all of the 16 panels together! The bad news is that we’re having trouble getting a … Continue reading

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Lantern – 8×32 progress videos

Progress has come along nicely, with one complete row (8 pixels x 32 pixels) successfully lit up and controlled via a single Arduino. Continue reading

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Lantern PCB etching

Ryan and Pix have been having a crash course in backyard chemistry while etching the PCBs for the Peel Street Lantern control boards. Other options would have been to mill or have the boards fabbed overseas, but because of the … Continue reading

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Community event – LED spoke lights for TDU!

We’ve been invited to put together a bunch of SpokePOV (LED spoke lights that make animations in bike wheels) with kids for the Tour Down Under and are looking for volunteers. Continue reading

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Guest talks – Drumbeat, P2PU & Time’s Up

Special guest talks #2 – Pippa Buchanan and Tim Boykett. Pippa will be speaking about her work on the Mozilla Drumbeat project and the P2PU (Peer to Peer University), and Tim will talk about Time’s Up. Continue reading

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832 of 1024 pixels soldered

Thanks to some handiwork from Damien, Robert, Nick and myself, we’ve now moved our tally of soldered LEDs to 832 for the Peel Street Lantern. Continue reading

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