[clug] [Makers] [OT] View of "Make-hack-void" by a VC
chris at australianrobotics.com.au
Sun May 1 16:11:57 MDT 2011
Sounds like the contents for the first issue of "Make Hack Void Magazine" :)
On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 10:30 PM, Angus Gratton <gus at projectgus.com> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> On Sun, 2011-05-01 at 13:20 +1000, steve jenkin wrote:
> > Thought the hackers on list might might this video [old?] and this VC's
> > comment "you can see the future".
> > <
> > NYC Resistor created the makerbot & they do stuff with audrino :-)
> "There's no better time than right now to learn how to make things"
> Thanks for sharing this, it's a great video. Really inspiring, they do a
> good job of showing what the Maker movement and Hackerspaces are all
> I want to give a quick MHV plug to anyone who was inspired by that. We
> obviously don't have the same numbers as NYC:Resistor, but every meetup
> people are bringing new and exciting projects to the hackerspace, and we
> have an amazing growing pool of diverse talent.
> To give an idea of some of what's in very our own space at the moment,
> in the past 7 days I've seen all of these things worked on there:
> * A hacked 1950s-era projector beaming LED light through a repurposed
> Nokia mobile phone LCD.
> * A skateboard press.
> * CAD modelling techniques for our "new" 4-axis CNC 3d Engraver.
> * A CNC PCB Engraver that's having its guts removed and reappropriated,
> before that it was having its proprietary protocol reverse-engineered
> and controlled via Python.
> * Nerf guns with various enhancements, mods, rangefinders, etc.
> * Replica Fallout 3 and anime props being painstakingly crafted.
> * An autonomous RC buggy using ArduPilot to circle a waypoint.
> * A custom bluetooth-enabled Arduino clone learning to talk to an
> OpenWRT router, so it can beam out the space's status to the world.
> ... that's just the past 7 days, and it doesn't even include a Meetup
> event! I'm no doubt forgetting some stuff, too.
> Next publicly-available Meetup is this Tuesday. All welcome:
> </plug> :)
> - Angus
> (MHV Secretary and creator of aforementioned bluetooth-enabled Arduino
> PS On a note of some amusement: that video didn't play at all, even on
> the original vbs.tv page, on my x64 Ubuntu box in either Chrome or
> Firefox. I got it going on my x86 Debian laptop. Maybe next year will be
> the year of Flash on the Linux Desktop. ;)
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