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.
angusgr — Sun, 04/09/2011 - 1:06pm
It's been over two months since the last news post, but the MHV space has been buzzing! We've had space improvements, awesome artworks, Nerf galore, workshops and plenty of projects! Click Read More to see what's been happening.
deece — Mon, 29/08/2011 - 11:51pm
Relocate async writing from HardwareSerial to Device_TX. HardwareSerial & Display_Monochrome implement this, and all subclasses now support async text support.
As a result of the above change, the asyncWrite() calls to HardwareSerial are no longer supported, and instead are replaced by write() calls inherited from Device_TX.
angusgr — Thu, 23/06/2011 - 10:39pm
Maker Meetups have been a bit quiet since the winter weather set in, although we've now bought an industrial heater - it should arrive before the first July meetup. On Tuesday, about a dozen intrepid Makers braved the shortest day of the year - bringing UAV kit, Arduino-powered synths, nerf guns, server testing and lots of nerdy talk.
(Details & photos after the cut.) Read more »
wil5on — Tue, 21/06/2011 - 11:58am
The ammo counter, the most ubiquitous and humble of FPS game elements, but completely absent from Nerf combat (apart from some transparent magazines). I decided to remedy this!
I've taken a Nerf Stampede (electric, fully automatic, clip-fed) and added an IR light gate to detect shots, broken out one of the clip insertion interlock switches to detect reloading, and added a display for the count, with an Arduino to act as the brains.
angusgr — Sun, 19/06/2011 - 8:22pm
We're running a community survey to try and find out more about the people in and around MHV.
If you're reading this, that means you! It'll only take a few minutes to fill in, it's totally anonymous, and we're giving away "free hacking" tokens for people who fill them - come and use some tools, or give the token to someone who will.
angusgr — Thu, 26/05/2011 - 11:26pm
Maker Meetups feature project (and project-in-progress) show & tells. Plus lightning talks, lots of interesting open discussion, and hacking! All are welcome.
EDIT: Also, this Tuesday only, "Getting Started with FPGAs" (see comment.)
angusgr — Mon, 23/05/2011 - 12:26pm
This Thursday is a special event Maker Meetup, as we are hosting CLUG (the Canberra Linux User's Group) in our space. The meeting will start at 7pm.
We'll be giving a quick general tour & introduction to MHV, and talking briefly about some of the other ongoing projects/tools in the space. If there are any Makers who have a finished/semi-finished project that they would like to display and talk about for 5 minutes (standard Meetup show and tell), then this would be appreciated .