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 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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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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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

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 through an airport. […]

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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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