Category: HackerGrant


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


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


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


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