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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 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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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 button so it could be used to scroll through a list of options on an LCD screen and then push to select.

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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 moisture sensor – Addressable RGB LEDs – ESP for wifi connection – UV sensor – Motion detector – Solar panel Quite cool

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Gold Coast TechSpace Presidents Report 2013-2014

2013-2014 was my second year as President and this was really the year where TechSpace flourished from an idea into something that can make a real impact on people’s lives. Our year started at our new location in Nind St, Southport. We missed the space of the shed in Johnson St but it sure was […]

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A simple solution with 3d printing – chalk connector

Here is a video made by another new member to TechSpace, showing how 3D printing can provide a nice simple solution to a real problem. In this case, Dianne needed a connector to attach chalk to a telescopic stick that she has. She had not been involved in 3D design or print before. However she […]

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Our Favourite Podcasts

Podcasts are brilliant – especially if you have a commute. It turns useless time into a learning opportunity! Many of our members listen to podcasts, but many don’t know about them so I am posting some of our favorites here. If you have any more good ones that are tech/engineering based that I should know […]

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KidHack & Mum’s Electronics/Programming Workshops

Some new things Gold Coast Techspace have started: Kidhack We’ve been running Minecraft LAN parties at the TechSpace every couple of weeks for sometime now. We also have a lot of interest from people here on Saturdays in our 3D Printers and other electronics. This coupled with the need for people attending Discovery workshops to […]

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Gold Coast Show: another hugely successful event!

Following our success at the Science Fair a few weeks earlier, we are happy to find that we were able to build o what we learned there, and present an even better exhibit at the Gold Coast Show. The Show was held over 3 full days, starting for us at 7am and ending at 8pm. […]

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