Occasional reports of what’s happening at the TechSpace …

A beginners guide to gettin’ techy – my first days at TechSpace.

I think humans have an innate need to do things with their hands. Make things, break things, touch things; to learn by doing; to understand, kinetically. I also think a large portion of our ego is taken with the knowledge that we can do things for ourselves. I’ve never had a job where I was.. read more →

Rehydrate emerges from Startup Weekend

Our very own Steve Dalton has been making a splash in the news (bad, bad pun) with his clever Rehydrate bracelet, which was placed second at the Startup Weekend at Silicon Lakes (right where our new TechSpace was about to move to) on 19-21 July. read more →

TechSpace new HQ!

TechSpace is out of Nind St, Southport and into the Robina Community Centre on Robina Town Centre Dr. Have you been along to have a look at the new head quarters yet? We’re almost almost almost settled in! It’s a nice bright space with work stations ready to go. Here is a short video showing.. read more →

25 Jul 2013
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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. The TechSpace has been going from strength to strength. Meetings have been more productive and events better attended than ever. However, being.. 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 →

Chris’s quadcopter

Chris Mitchell, a relatively new member to the TechSpace, brought in his latest quadcopter and showed it to us today at our Sunday Open Meet and Hack Day. Chris’s background: software development – Windows desktop and internet server apps (html, php, python). Chris has been an electronics hobbyist most of his life. Chris saw a.. 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 →