Blog Posts & Techspace Projects

Posts and photos about various activities that are happening through the Gold Coast Techspace.

The Mudgeeraba Show App

A few months ago the local Mudgeeraba Show contacted us with a problem: “Help! We need an app!” Volunteers down here at Gold Coast TechSpace got together and planned out a simple to use and (more importantly) simply to manage app that could be created in the short time span before the event. We chose a common app framework […]

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Hackergrant II Project Report -Pi Arcade Machine

The Project: Build a multiplayer Pi powered arcade machine that allows people to relieve stress by socialising and engrossing themselves in a digital universe temporarily.The Build: The frame was made from 4 sheets of 1800mm x 600mm x16mm mdf and some pine for the feet and to hold the monitor to the frame. It was cut […]

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Hackergrant II Project Report – SaladBar

By Skip Xtian 63% of employees eat two or less daily servings of fruits/vegetables, the lack of which contributes to gastro­intestinal problems according to medical experts. Being able to have readily available fresh fruit and veg throughout an office building that staff can pick and eat when they walk by would greatly improve all employee’s […]

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Hackergrant II Project Report – Air Quality Monitoring

This is my write-up of my Hackergrant II project that was completed last year as part of the Gold Coast TechSpace Hackergrant program (supported by Advance Queensland). The project goal was to build a connected Co2 sensor for use in classrooms & meeting rooms. Lack of Co2 in overcrowded and badly ventilated rooms is a […]

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Barcamp Gold Coast #13

It’s Barcamp time again! We are running the 13th Gold Coast Barcamp at the (newly renovated) Gold Coast Techspace building in Mudgeeraba. Sunday 5th March, 10am – 4pm. Barcamp is a free, fun, informal and educational event. Please come along and participate in the event. You can choose to do a quick lightning presentation about a topic, or […]

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Gold Coast LoRaWan network launch

Gold Coast Techspace, PSA Engineering and Refactor have recently partnered to launch The Gold Coast’s first public access Low Power-Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) network. Following on from similar launches in Wollongong, Sydney and Brisbane, The Gold Coast is the latest Australian city to join the global Internet of Things (IoT) network, known as “The Things […]

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Hackergrant has a mascot

Our wonderful HackerGrant program now has a logo and a mascot. Designed by the awesome Julianne Powell – it’s a native Australian Numbat (with a very spanner-like, hackerspace appropriate head!). Jules calls him the spannery Numbat – but if anyone has any suggested names for him/her – please reply to this post. HackerGrant II is […]

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Ready to move your StartUp a Level Up?

LevelUp is a pilot entrepreneurial education program designed to provide participants with the tools, resources, knowledge and accountability to move their startup to the next level. This program is designed to fill the gap between those who are starting a startup and those who want to apply for incubators or accelerators and covers ideation, pitching,MVP, […]

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Vale Arthur Hartwig and thank-you for the Electronics.

A friend of TechSpace, Warwick Hunter delivered a large collection of electronic hobbyist kits this week that belonged to his friend Arthur Hartwig, who recently passed away. Arthur was a software engineer who worked for DEC, Compaq and Nokia on the Gold Coast and had a keen interest in Electronics. While I didn’t personally know Arthur, I am sure […]

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Hackergrant II Request for Submissions

After the extremely successful Gold Coast Techspace Hackergrant program that was run in the early part of 2016, Ian Sampson and David Baker are running another one kicking off on Wednesday August 24th for 12 weeks. Steve has stepped back this time so he can take part as a participant! The idea of the grant […]

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