Occasional reports of what’s happening at the TechSpace …

A simple solution with 3d printing – chalk connector

Here is a video made by another new member to TechSpace, showing how 3D printing can provide a nice simple solution to a real problem. In this case, Dianne needed a connector to attach chalk to a telescopic stick that she has. She had not been involved in 3D design or print before. However she.. read more →

Our Favourite Podcasts

Podcasts are brilliant – especially if you have a commute. It turns useless time into a learning opportunity! Many of our members listen to podcasts, but many don’t know about them so I am posting some of our favorites here. If you have any more good ones that are tech/engineering based that I should know.. read more →

KidHack & Mum’s Electronics/Programming Workshops

Some new things Gold Coast Techspace have started: Kidhack We’ve been running Minecraft LAN parties at the TechSpace every couple of weeks for sometime now. We also have a lot of interest from people here on Saturdays in our 3D Printers and other electronics. This coupled with the need for people attending Discovery workshops to.. read more →

Gold Coast Show: another hugely successful event!

Following our success at the Science Fair a few weeks earlier, we are happy to find that we were able to build o what we learned there, and present an even better exhibit at the Gold Coast Show. The Show was held over 3 full days, starting for us at 7am and ending at 8pm... 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 →

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 →