A while back in 2012 we had a guest drop in to the space on an open to the public night.
Let me remind all of our readers that every Tuesday evening approx at 6pm, the space
is open to the public to drop by, explore, create, collaborate, and geek out.
Our guest did just that. Utilizing one of our work spaces and a soldering station,
he got down to work and demonstrated a short time later his project.
Todays post was originally suppose to be a comic strip that ended upon a past internet Meme which has recently been gracing the lab, specifically the LED sign. The Meme in question is the video of Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up. The LED sign just cant handle the current video this internet favourite, but I have high hopes for the video/animation currently in use with some more tweaking and editing it could be fully working in no time. So instead of my intended comic I am present everyone with a mashup between a make your own caption, and what I am calling Hacklab the movie.
Click more to see the additional 6 photos and 2 time lapse GIF’s of the Singularity Chess Build.
The Hacklab Elves are hard at work over the last few weeks. I care to share some of the festive spirit, as well as the ticks and treats.
Hacklab.to in partnership with Seneca’s Centre for Development of Open Technology Presents:
Rob Bishop – Raspberry Pi: Past, Present, and Future
Rob Bishop, one of the earliest engineers involved with the development of the Raspberry Pi, will be delivering a talk on the educational mission and history behind the Raspberry Pi Foundation as well as technical overview of the Raspberry Pi. He’ll cover the motivation behind the creation of the Raspberry Pi and how they want to help deliver better computing education to the classroom through creation of cheap, open computing devices.
What: A presentation by Rob Bishop of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Demo Room of projects.
When: December 3rd, 7:00 PM
Where: SEQ Building, Seneca@York, 70 The Pond Road, Toronto – Room: 1206
Details: CDOT: Raspberry_Pi_Hackspace_Tour_Toronto
If you have a Raspberry Pi project and would like to be included in the Demo Room, please contact email@example.com
This weeks post is of Quirky moments that just have not fit in any other posts in the past.
Up, Down, Strange, Charm, Truth, and Beauty.
Hacklab was featured on the InnerSPACE show last week, check out the awesome 3.5 minute video they made!
For those who do not know what letting the magic blue smoke out reference’s, it simply means when something electronic is over powered, melted, or broken in such a way it may spark and produces smoke is a sign of death of a component or a device.
Often the smoke is blue when IC’s burn, other components may produce other colours based on the metals and materials they are composed of. Wikipedia of course has an article on this topic with more information, and I am sure could be expanded upon.
To see the magic smoke get released and what the Microscope has found click on the more link below.
This weeks post is of projects that have come threw the space or live in the space that move, fly, or simply put have motors and are really neat. Click more for the 9 photos of Trainoverlord, a Quadrocopter, Line following robot, and a sick 6 legged robot I am calling Mr.Roboto.