Gold Coast Barcamp #14

The 14th Gold Coast Barcamp is on at Techspace on Sunday 4th March 2018 from 10am until 4pm. Come along for a day of informal talks

TechSpace Projects

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


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


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,

Internet of Things

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


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


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


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


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


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

Virtual Reality

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


Project Armed gets a new base

A nice base was created for Project Armed, providing power and a nice counter balance for the arm to operate.

FollowBot forward/back movement

FollowBot is now moving forward and backwards, tracking the object size and decided what to do. Good progress! And it now has a bumper bar to prevent

FollowBot gets moving eye

Just connected a 2-axis servo mount for the camera. Now the eye can track objects independently of the moving robot base. Good fun!

FollowBot Starts Tracking

The “FollowBot” project comes to life with working left/right object recognition. A combination of Python & C++ running on a Raspberry Pi3 allows this robot to


Tearing down a starter motor.

Grant and Brandon literally getting their hands dirty tearing apart a starter motor . It's great to see boyhood dreams of building an electric go-cart


Rotary encoder

Playing with a rotary encoder. Detecting which way and how fast the knob is turning based on the waveforms. This rotary encoder has a push


The ESPlant from Linux conf

We got our hands on an ESPlant. This was one of the projects at the recent Linux conference. This has: – Temperature sensor – Soil

TechSpace Projects

Building a tank

Has some fun constructing a tank chassis with no instructions.