- More Raspberry Pi tutorials
- Working on the Telepresence Robot.
- Continuing work on the Battlebot
- Heater building (hey, it’s cold man!)
- Hex (the Robot) demo’s
- Hopefully there will be some quadcopters roaming around tonight too.
- Fun with barely legal electronic cigarettes!
Look for our sign out front and see you tonight!
- Telepresence Robot – The basic design is down, wireless ipCam – check, steering mechanism – check, motors to power the wheels – check.
- Installing ‘Occidentalis’ on Rasberry Pi’s and connecting them wirelessly to a network. Continuing through adafruit tutorials. – Didn’t get too far with that last week.
- Jeff will be coding in python and C.
- Continue building the Prusa 3d Printer.
- Robot Building / Heater building – Miles is building a kick-but battle bot!
- Much fun usually surfaces real time so we’ll see what else is happening.
6410 Landay Ave.
Baltimore MD. 21237
Look for our sign out front and see you there!
- Raspberry Pi tutorials.
- An electric cigarette project that you have to see for yourself.
- Fun with Arduino’s and relays.
- Assembling a Makerbot Prusa.
- Wheel hubs and a vacuum table.
- Hex will be getting some upgrades
- Kicad layout/schematic entry.
Here’s what’s going on this Wednesday at openHack:
- Face scanning (Jeff)
- Assembling a MakerGear Prusa (Jessica)
- Printing motor mounts and playing with kinect (Miles).
- Rummaging through some Rasberry Pi tutorials from adafruit.com (Eric).
- Working on design for tank robot (Mark, Eric)
- I’m sure someone will be printing something out on the CNC machine as well.
- Optimize my Arduino Fireplace Fan. Thanks for the tips Jason!
Hope to see you!
*** UPDATE ** added some pics from open hack night
I wanted to just say thank you to Jeff Del Papa @ the-nerds for stopping by the space last night and sharing his Junkyard Wars experiences with us. Jeff and his team have been featured on a few episodes in the US and UK. It was very cool to be able to ask Jeff questions about what happened behind the scenes.
Robot Fest 2010 has come and gone. Some of the many interesting exhibits this year included the pneumatic rocket experience provided by the Baltimore Node, the many Lego Mindstorms projects, Maker Bot demonstrations, various art demonstrations, and a fashion show.
We’d like to thank everyone that stopped by our exhibit to view the Oobleck demonstration, PIC micro-controller LED arrays, the hand-powered Arduino random movie quote generator, build some cardboard robots, or just hang out and talk electronics. We had a great time and we hope to see everyone next year. Our next event will be at ArtScape in Baltimore. In the meantime, feel free to come by and do some hacking on one of our open hack nights.
If you have been following our progress and have not been able to make our Thursday meetings then maybe Wednesday will work for you. Starting on August 12th 2009 our weekly meetings will be moving to Wednesday nights at 7pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, all the photos I took of our CNC Build over the last two weeks were currupted. Hopefully, I will get some photos this week for your enjoyment. It’s coming along nicely. We have added black paint which looks really nice with all the aluminum on it. We have started the y-axis by adding the y-bracket, y-rails, and y-bearings. We have also designed remaining components and are waiting for them to be cut.
Also, we have tested the X-Axis, Motor Controller, and Mach3 Software and all in working well.
Just a friendly reminder that we will be meeting this Thursday, 7:30pm @ the garage. If you are new and would like to join us e-mail email@example.com for details.
I could not help but smile really big during yesterdays meeting. There was the real feeling of a hackerspace with Miles building a prop gun, all of us pitching in on the CNC Machine and a few of us tearing into a work related project of mine. Then to top it all off Logan from Baltimore SDIY stoped by and demonstrated his projects. We all had a great time.
Now we need to take th CNC apart and paint it.
Nick Farr stoped by Harford Hackerspace and shed some light on the 501(c)(3) process. He also shared some “good practice” points with us and The Node. Prior to Nicks arrival Harford Hackerspace and The Node had a long conversation about how the two organizations could collaborate or possibly merge. There was a lot of repetative questions asked but very little answers came of the discusssion.
Several members from both organizations put on the table the possible merge so long as the two organizations could agree on a suitable location. As of the end of the meeting on July 11th an agreement was not reached on the merge but both organizations agreed that our goals were similar and we would help each other in our efforts. A merge is not out of the question but it’s also not likely to happen in the immediate future. However the offer is still on the table from Harford Hackerspaces perspective.
Now that that intense meeting is over Harford Hackerspace will resume its normal activities on July 16 @ 7:30 pm in the Temporary Hackerspace Garage. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you ever want to attend any meetings. We may even be able to schedule a meeting around your calendar.