Education

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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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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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 come to life – and it's places like the Techspace that make it happen. Thanks Paul for teaching them all about diodes and types of motors. And to Jurgen for […]

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Announcing the Smart Tech Discovery Education Program – January 2015

The Smart Tech Discovery Education Program launched! Gold Coast TechSpace is pleased to launch the “Smart Tech Discovery Education Program” today. This program is the result of our Smart Tech Discovery Education Project, whereby several TechSpace members, inspired by past successful past education sessions that a few members have run, have designed a set of education […]

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Fun and games with the STM8 on Linux

After my adventures with the STM32 I decided to give the STM8 a go. The STM8 microcontroller is the 8 bit version from the same manufacturer, similar performance to an Arduino but with much lower power and incredibly cheap. I purchased an STM8S Discovery board for about $10 from element14. It’s an interesting little board, […]

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Getting to Blinky with the STM32 and Ubuntu Linux!

After a few years now of doing Arduino, and everyone telling me that I needed to use ARM I thought I would dive right in with a much more powerful board. Now before my fellow Techspacers rush in to jump on the bandwagon…. repeat after me…. “this is not Arduino, this is not Arduino”…. now […]

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Review of Marcus Schappi Crowd-funding event

Silicon Beach & Gold Coast TechSpace were proud to host an event with Marcus Schappi on 27th June at the One 50 Public house in Bundall. The event was sponsored by the City of Gold Coast as part of their visiting entrepreneurs programme and I am very proud of the fact we were able to […]

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Visit to San Francisco Exploratorium

During our recent visit to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Cn Glen Tozer and myself had the pleasure of visiting the San Francisco Exploratorium, There’s a fair bit of relevance and interest to Makers so I thought it was worthy of a blog post here. The Exploratorium is located at Pier 15 in the heart […]

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