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.
adr1an — Thu, 24/11/2011 - 11:04pm
(Now on Hack a Day - I'm chuffed! )
With the explosion of the hobbyist microcontroller scene the past few years, PCB fab houses have sprung up left right and centre. At these wonderous places, you can get professional quality PCBs fabricated for your every desires for reasonable costs. They can range from very low cost and looooong lead times, to acceptable prices (~$50-$100) for low volume runs ('protoype' services). At the larger end of the scale, you can panelise your design and get even better value per PCB...
Whilst these services are great - and put pro-quality PCBs in the everymans hands - they have besides the cost and lead times one other annoying problem - how do you know your design even works ? Nothing more infuriating than getting 5 professionally silk screened coffee coasters back after waiting 3 weeks.
Given the above, and because I'm notoriously impatient and hate waste - I often fab my own boards still. Using this method I can draw up a design in Eagle and from there have an etched PCB waiting for components in just 30 minutes. Fantastic for Friday Night Hacking! Using this method you can, with a bit of practice, get down to 8mil quite easily and some have even managed smaller.
Ruth — Thu, 24/11/2011 - 7:30pm
It's that time of the year where we celebrate the festive season in Make Hack Void style! With meat! And drinks! And stuff! Woo!
Date: Saturday the 17th of December
Time: 12pm - late afternoon
Location: Make Hack Void, Frencham St, Downer
Food & drinks
deece — Wed, 09/11/2011 - 9:31pm
- Add VUSB console, allows text output from V-USB devices (such as the MHVBoard) over USB. Requires Paul Stoffregen's HID Listen program to receive the output.
- Extended Device_TX with new methods that utilise dynamic memory: printf(), and write(Xint(8|16|32)_t). The following classes inherit from Device_TX and will be able to use the new methods:
adr1an — Fri, 04/11/2011 - 1:23am
This project is to convert a fairly ordinary (read below - there is some caveats) Toaster Oven into an SMD Reflow Oven. To accomplish this, I've decided to combine an Arduino Mega (I have a few idle Rev A 1280's and need the I/O Ports for...) , a 3.2" TFT Touch Screen interface, some Thermocouples + Associated Hardware and the Australian Robotics Smart Relay Shield .
angusgr — Wed, 26/10/2011 - 8:31pm
This is a notice of our Annual General Meeting for 2011.
To be held at 6:45pm, Tuesday 8 November 2011, at the Make, Hack, Void premises in the Downer Business Park - Frencham St, Downer. All members are encouraged to attend. Read more »
deece — Tue, 11/10/2011 - 10:00pm
- Add Doxygen documentation
- Address Doxygen warnings
- Minor optimisations (flash usage in RTC class)
- New Class: MHV-VusbTypist - allows strings to be sent to an emulated USB keyboard
deece — Thu, 29/09/2011 - 10:26pm
- Illustrate AVR LibC power saving in all tutorials
- Add new event driven classes: PinChangeManager and ADC
- Add event functionality to Device_RX and RTC
- Port Arduino PID class to MHVlib