CCHS is a community workshop run by an enthusiastic group of like-minded members, located in Hawthorn, Victoria. Visitors and new members of all skill levels are very welcome. The About the CCHS page has more details. CCHS is also known as the Melbourne HackerSpace or HackMelbourne and is one of many Australian HackerSpaces.

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Blog post: Sauce Bot on Hackaday

We are pleased to see our sauce bot for Bunning BBQ on hackaday!



Blog post: Please Vote For the CCHS for Pick My Project

Hello All,

We have applied for the grant scheme Pick My Project.
We are applying for funding from the Vic Government to help us fund courses that will be free to the public throughout the year.

Blog post: Hydroponics in a Vending Machine aka (The Purple Plantiator) L.E.D.s

The lighting rig in all its glory.


We designed a lighting rig for the plants to give each plant 6 strips of LEDs. The design was built using our laser cutter and bolted together. Each stip was stuck on to the laser cut acrylic and then hand soldered together.

Laser Cut Design

Lighting Rig

When researching lights for Hydroponic solutions we found that we could get LED lights that targeted the absorption spectrum of Chlorophyll in plants. These lights put of the brilliant purple glow you see in many hydroponic setups. These lights targeted the following wavelengths: Red 625-660nm; Blue:450-465nm. If you look at the total absorption spectrum of Chlorophyll you will see that our lights are missing some parts of it. To augment we plan on putting some 6500 Kelvin colour temperature lights into the vending machine so we are covering the entire plant spectrum.

LED strips for growing plants

Chlorophyll light absorption