Melbourne Mini Maker Faire at KIOSC Wantirna

KIOSC Wantirna just hosted its first Mini Maker Faire, here are some photos from the Day

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A big thankyou to Rod, Wendy, Kiosc and teams who made it possible.   Lets do it regularly.

Thanks also to those that helped out with the CCHS stand and soldering workshop – Greg+team, John, Shane, Jen, Bernd, Andy,  and anyone else I’ve missed.

Miscellaneous Hacking

It’s been a busy time at the CCHS lately! Members have been steadily working to commission both laser cutters, the big CNC mill “Bessie”, the mini CNC mill and a new Mendel Max 3D printer. Wednesday the 20th saw a good turnout to help out with soldering up the PCBs for the ESPlant project John and Angus are spearheading. The hackerspace has also acquired some new tools including a bandsaw and desktop PC for use with the Oculus Rift and David laser scanner which will be commissioned in the coming weeks.

See you at the ‘space!

Mini Make Day 2

The CCHS recently attended the Mini Make Day 2 at the Dock Library as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week.

Some demos included robotics, 3D printing, wearable technology, soldering workshops, LED displays and lots, lots more!

https://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/MelbourneLibraryService/Pages/KnowledgeWeek.aspx

Big photo post

All systems are (mostly) go!

We have been busy the last two weeks getting all the goodies we bought and designed for the space working again. A big thanks to everyone involved with the cnc mills and laser cutters getting them working!

The Mini-mill

After a spindle and electronics upgrade and new housing to keep the dust in the Mini-mill is now working and ready for anything from cutting perspex to etching printed circuit boards.

 Bessie

Our purchase from China: Bessie. After some trail and tribulations the team working on it got things moving:

Laser Cutter

The laser cutter now has a new tube and cooling system and works (as long as the temperature is less than 30 degrees)!

Quake on the oscilloscope

Lastly a small personal project on getting quake to run on the oscilloscope by turning video sounds, you can listen to what the game looks like in the video.