We are Make Hack Void, a Hackerspace* in Canberra, Australia.
Our space (Map) is a community workshop in Downer where members can come to work on their projects, get access to tools and expertise, and meet like-minded people. We have membership options including associate & student membership rates, and casual membership rates.
We also hold Maker Meetups on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays of each month where anyone at all can chat, show and tell, get help or advice, and talk about their projects. You don't have to be a member to come to a Meetup.
Our group includes people with extremely diverse interests. Fibreglass moulds to FPGA electronics, Arduinos to DIY pizza ovens. Plus lots more. We're all interested in making things, hacking on projects, and we're not afraid of voiding warranties if we have to.
deece — Mon, 30/11/2009 - 7:32am
I completed this project a while ago, but I thought I'd better write it up anyway.
A few years ago, I bought a CD duplicator cheaply at an auction, with the intent of upgrading it to a DVD drive. Since then, it had been collecting dust, until I got motivated enough to do something about it.
I decided to convert it into an autoloading DVD burner, using an Arduino. Read on at my blog for information on how I did it: http://alastair.d-silva.org/orbit-cd-duplicator-rebuild .
deece — Mon, 30/11/2009 - 7:27am
With the growing amount of microcontroller work I do, I needed a quick, easy way to prototype my projects. With this in mind, I came up with the following 40 pin module, which provides +3.3V, +5V, +12, -4 & -12V regulated power, as well as 10 pushbuttons and 20 LEDs.
Power is sourced from an ATX connector, which saves on expensive componentry and plugpacks.
Administrator — Sun, 29/11/2009 - 5:03pm
The following tasks are still outstanding for the website:
- Find a logo
- Create a theme
- Add a mailing list with forum integration
- Wysiwyg image uploader
- Prevent "Create Content" menu from appearing for non-moderator users
These tasks have been completed:
- Create categories
- Twitter Integration
- Wysiwyg text editor
- DHTML menu
- Configure twitter module to post as the system user (use twitter actions) rather than the user
deece — Sun, 29/11/2009 - 8:23am
After doing some research into Zigbee devices, I've settled on the Jennic 5139 modules for my home automation projects.
The interface to the PC is via RS232 (TTL, so you'll need to level shift to 3.3V or hack a USB to serial cable), and the modules have a lot of cool stuff onboard.