Review of Marcus Schappi Crowd-funding event

Silicon Beach & Gold Coast TechSpace were proud to host an event with Marcus Schappi on 27th June at the One 50 Public house in Bundall. The event was sponsored by the City of Gold Coast as part of their visiting entrepreneurs programme and I am very proud of the fact we were able to.. read more →

GC TechSpace at the Gold Coast Science Fair 2013

This year’s Science Fair was a huge success for Gold Coast TechSPace. We were swamped with visitors from when the very first buses of school children arrived at the Fair on Friday morning, until after most other exhibitors had already packed up on Saturday afternoon.. We had a much higher level of awareness of tech.. read more →

Science Fair 2013 Inquiry Sheet

Here are the questions we elicited from attendees at this year’s Science Fair. If you did not fill this in at the Fair, feel free to do so here. read more →

Wednesday SIG night – highly productive members’ meetings

Every week the members’ SIG night get more productive. We have completed a few projects by now, and everyone is very busy with more new ones. Most are being worked on by 2 or 3 members, so most present are working on more than one project. We all have our areas of expertise and this.. read more →

GC TechSpace at GovHack 2013

You might have seen on the news that GovHack 2013was run nationally over the weekend. The state capitals and also the Gold Coast had teams compete to create the best software applications based on government data. This was a big opportunity for open source and open data activists to help prise data out of closed.. read more →

Doers not talkers

It has been over two months since the last post here. There is a good reason for that. It is not because we have died away. In fact it is quite the opposite. read more →

Great turnout for Gold Coast MakerCamp 1

Our first Makercamp attracted over 30 people over the course of the day. At the start of the day, we began runnning this event somewhat along the lines of a Barcamp. Attendees introduced themselves and their tech interests and current tech hobbies, including: Rockets Raspberry Pi as an XBMC server Flood Watch Home automation and.. read more →

Seven by Seven Talk at Rabbit and Cocoon

Our President, Steve Dalton, will be giving a seven minute talk about the TechSpace and related topics at Rabbit and Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami on Friday night, 15th March. “The Seven by Seven Talk Series promotes collaborative design practice on the Gold Coast and celebrates the creative culture, leisure and lifestyle of the local.. read more →

January Open Night: DMD + Arduino

Here’s a DMD connected to an Arduino with a little laser pointer trip wire. When the laser beam is cut the timer starts. When the laser beam is cut again it records a “split”. After 6 splits it will stop the timer and start again. When the arduino boots it gives you 10 seconds to.. read more →

ROBOTICS with Lego Mindstorms

Leaps and Bounds proudly presents the TechGC July School Holiday Science Program. See below for more detail and to register. Gold Coast TechSpace presents ROBOTICS with Lego Mindstorms Wednesday 4th July Morning Session: 10:30 – 12pm - or - Afternoon Session: 1pm -2:30pm Cost: $15 Venue: GC TechSpace 3b/51 Johnston St, Southport AGES 11-14yrs Get started.. read more →