Chad, myself, and Scott were at the space for about 3 hours yesterday afternoon and went through all of these boxes of stuff for the electronics room, installed a new hard drive in one of the guest machines and installed Debian on it. That’s almost the whole elevator full of junk and all those boxes full of electronics goodness sorted and in place!
Organizing the electronics room is going on now, and I spent a good bit of time this morning starting to label and fill bins with the various artifacts that’ve been needing homes for a while now.
M0AR to come….
The new motor controller for the Power Racing Cart with Anderson plugs for the motor and battery.
Various railroad spike knives made by various members in various stages of completion. VARIOUS!
Making the door to the electronics lab a little better decorated and making a place to keep excess boards too.
Potato GladOS, She didn’t want to be mounted to the door, but we had to hook her up to a battery her own size since the potato didn’t cut the mustard.
Travis hacked his b-sides badge, this is the badge at the moment.
[Update 5/10/13] Scott and I put a second coat of paint down in the classroom, please be careful around it. No paint angels please
Great work everyone, the last few days we have had a lot of progress. Here are a few examples:
We now have a ticketing system to organize space projects like painting and building shelving at http://tickets.jaxhax.lan (only accessable at jaxhax)
Just as a reminder to those who have not seen the calendar in a few weeks or have not heard through social media and the like, today is the last Tuesday open house.
The new open house schedule will be the first Thursday of every month where activities will be planned. The first of those was last Thursday where we had a beginners Linux class.
Please keep in mind, that members can bring guests to show the facility off, but the open house is a date that we can be organized and have people meander in.
You can get directions and RSVP to the next meetup here: http://www.meetup.com/Jaxhax/
One of our members Trey Kirkland has been working on adapting a simple Arduino Pong setup that was posted to Make Magizine’s site a couple years ago to run on a pair of 8×8 LED displays. Here’s some photos of his prototype unit, all hand wired and he’s grown the code base for it from about 7 to 15 printed pages as well as debugging a lot of the original code and making it two-player workable.
Here’s some photos and a quick video of it as it was last Tuesday, but he’s been adding to it so quickly who knows what it’ll look like by next week!
Hey Haxers, it was exciting last month with One Spark. More than 110,000 people came out for the 5 day event. My Solar Shutters project I had setup in the Suntrust building came in 37th place, out of 447 creators, putting me in the 92nd percentile, and bringing home $1,400 in crowd funding. Check out the project here. There’s plans in the works to hold One Spark again next year. (will the sequel be aptly named “Two Spark”?)
If you missed out on OneSpark, don’t worry, there’s more stuff coming up.
This weekend there is the Ideas and Inspiration Home Show, which is being held in the Prime Osborne Center. It’s going to feature 120 vendors showing off their DIY home improvement products. Heck, I might even be setup there myself. It’s also going to have two stages for people to discuss their own ideas, and inspirations. The whole event starts off Friday (May 3rd), and Runs through Sunday (May 5th)
Also for any inventors that may be interested, there are currently two shows in the works that are casting inventors. One is a new show from Los Angeles being filmed for TV that I would guess will be like Shark Tank, they contacted us specifically looking for inventors.
Another called Piranha Pit is a Shark Tank-esque show made for youtube, and streaming.
If anyone has an interest in participating in either shows to show of their inventions, send a message through our contact page or leave a comment.
Dan, Ronnie, Chad, Travis and a pile of other folks have been prepping the electronics room for painting, organizing, and general cleanup for the impending Linux class on the second, so tonight we cleared out and painted some of the electronics room floor. Here it is, more photos from the in-progress if I can unbork my phone!
1: Ancient subterranean Persian AC/water deliver systems
2: A happy laptop infiltrating a couple layers of DMZ and internal network
3: Listings of possible classes
4: Remnants of describing sawtooth waves
5: The face of a magic eye vacuum tube