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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HackerGrant Project Report: Armed

Overview The aim of project armed was to build an accurate miniature Robotic arm with machine vision based of the ABB industrial PalletPack robots, with the ability to attach different tools and apply it to different tasks. I initially designed the Arm to be built using readily available tools. You can find and follow the […]

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Hackergrant Project Report: FollowBot

video1: FollowBot overview Overview: The aim of Project FollowBot was to build an autonomous robot that could follow a person around a house. We wanted to build a prototype while investigate current autonomous robot tracking technologies and limitations. An autonomous tracking robot could have many uses, including: Search and rescue. Following you with your luggage […]

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HackerGrant Project Report: I.V.A.N. In Vehicle Alarm & Notification

Overview Every year, around the world, vehicles of all shapes and sizes are travelling our motorways, tollways, interstates, or just local streets.  Over these roadways, many overpasses and bridges, span the traffic below.  Most bridges have signs on them, clearly stating the clearance height.  A calculation of whether the vehicle you are driving, is higher […]

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Virtual Reality Night

Another full house at the TechSpace with lots of activity around the Virtual Reality theme Dave Baker brought in his tricked up “Follow bot” with a Linksys router on top acting as a wireless access point so you could watch the on board camera stream  a live feed through to your phone with the screens split […]

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Ketone sensor – handheld breath sensor to measure ketones.

The Ketone Sensor is a handheld breath sensor that can measure ketones in a person’s breath. This really important for diabetics as Diabetic Ketoacidosis(or DKA) is a very  serious complication of diabetes. It happens when you don’t have enough insulin in your blood which, through a complicated process of body chemistry, makes your blood really […]

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TechSpace at Mudgeeraba Show 2016

We’re proud to be part of the 88th Annual Mudgeeraba Show on the 25th & 26th of June. Come on down and check us out. We’ll have some robots and electronics on display along with information about our group and projects. We will be in the pavilion along Worongary Road up near the woodchopping area: […]

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Hackergrant Demo Day, Geek Pride Day, Towel Day & Steve’s Birthday

A great evening at TechSpace! HackerGrant Demonstrations: We had four project demonstrations tonight: IVAN (In Vehicle Alert & Notification System ): Demonstration of an alarm that goes off if you are approaching a bridge that is to low for your vehicle or trailer. Robot Arm: Sub-milimeter accuracy with this DIY robot arm. It will be playing […]

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