Occasional reports of what’s happening at the TechSpace …

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 →

Arduino SIG started

This SIG first met 2nd January 2013. A key focus is to create relatively simple, interesting and fun projects with WOW factor to display at the Gold Coast Show in August/September 2013. By the end of our 2nd meeting on the 9th we have tentatively 5 projects that we are individually and collectively working on... read more →

Gold Coast Coworking launched!

Gold Coast Coworking is now up and running at our new co-working office at Gold Coast TechSpace in Southport. We have plenty of space with seated and stand up desks, ample parking and internet and of course Air-con and Lockers. Loads of coffee and lunch options here. We’ve had 2 startups launch here last week.. read more →

TechSpace has moved: now in Nind St, Southport

Following the signing of a 6 month lease for the premises at Shop 4, 19-21 Nind St Southport on 19th October 2012, we packed and moved from our old space into the new space over the following week. This involved a day of repainting, carpet cleaning, and sorting and packing some of the equipment and.. read more →

School Holiday “Learning Lego” Programme Announced!

Great news! The Gold Coast TechSpace is hosting another series of Lego workshops during the upcoming school holidays. We will be having two workshops for 7-10 year olds and two workshops for 11-14 year olds. Spaces are very limited so please RSVP and PAY ONLINE as soon as possible. Payments will not be accepted at.. read more →

Lockers in place for our members

These three banks of individually keyed lockers were purchased via eBay with funds secured from our Storage Appeal on Ipledg. These, along with the pallet racking installed in July, are immensely useful in ensuring that we can now maintain a tidy Space. TechSpace members can rent them for a one-off charge of $5. read more →

Repap fires in anger

After months of testing, running demos, rebuilding parts and printing trinkets, Mork the reprap has finally been put to use to create a useful part to replace an item. Viv had a shower shelf which normally has two mounting brackets. However one was lost, so he needed to create a replacement bracket, or throw the.. read more →