Upcoming Events

It’s come to my attention that everyone may not be aware of the upcoming events.  So I thought I’d post about them.   They are however posted on the calendar to the right for future reference!  We hope to see you at the these events!

Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computerfest

Timonium, MD
Maryland State Fairgrounds
2200 York Road

March 27, 2010 – Day 1 (6am-4pm)

March 28, 2010 – Day 2 (6am-2pm)

Robot Fest / Mini Maker Faire

National Electronics Museum
1745 West Nursery Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

April 24 (10am-3pm)

Can I Get an Update?

I know I’m bad with these photo updates. Mostly because I am having too much fun at the Hackerspace that I just forget to take photos. I took a lot more photos than these but it turns out that my flash card was bad and my camera never let me know. I’ll try to recover those images later.

So, last week we finished building the Y axis for our CNC project and we talked about launching a payload into near space. Before that we built a Corstarch Monster for Electronica Fest and we were messing with some PIC kits (microncontrollers) using speakers and LCDs as outputs. Now that I have a new phone which actually takes decent photos (the above were taken with my Palm Pre) I will probably be able to share more of our hackerspace with those of you who don’t like to leave your computer chair.

We are at it again!

In April we were at RobotFest demonstrating Chris Cockrums CNC Machine. At our last meeting we decided that we would build one as a group which meets the needs of our members. Future projects ideas included etching circuit boards and milling knife handles and guitar necks.

Last Thursday we met in superfro’s garage where we gathered our tools and spare parts and started getting organized. You can find more details about the project on wiki.harfordhackerspace.org or www.harfordhackerspace.org/forum under the Projects section. Since I know everyone loves photos here are a few snap shots from Thursdays meeting.

FIRST Robotics Competition

I took the family to see the FIRST High School robotics competition at the Washington, DC Convention Center. My brother in-law held 2nd place throughout the competition with his 007 “Thunderbot” but was later eliminated in the alliance competition rounds. Check it out!

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