Monthly Archives: January 2013

Hydroponics Update

Spinach about a week after nutrients added.

 The spinach I was growing managed to complete most of its life cycle. Around a week after my last post I added the nutrient solution to the plants’ water, thats when they really started to take off.  I had one hiccup during the test run where I didn’t properly sent the flow rate of one the IV bags and half the nutrient solution was lost. If I was a little less… well lazy that day… I would have replaced it , but I didn’t.  So the IV bag ran out of nutrient solution and some of the plants died before they reached maturity.  Luckily, the rest of the plants managed to reach their flowering stage.  So overall, the IV bags were incredible useful. Thanks Jordan for the idea!

 Seeing how classes are starting to pick up, I figure now is a good time to stop the experiment and take some time to look over my notes.  But, I hope to have another prototype built by the end of next month. ( Btw, sorry for not being around open house lately to discuss hydroponics, I have a night class that meets at the same time this semester).

Speaking of which, a friend of mine who frequently stops by open house, Ian, has taken the plans of the hydroponic garden I built two years ago and built one of his own at home.  Suffice to say, the plants have grown wild and are firmly in control of his bedroom. Given how successful his garden has been, he’s inspired me to dust of my old plans and think about building another, LARGER, set up for just for show (the hydro setup currently at Hive is mainly for experimentation).  That’s all for now…

Spinach reaching maturity.

 

Grand Opening Open House and Party

Saturday, February 16th

In just a couple weeks, we’ll be hosting our grand opening in our new space! After almost 2 months of build-out, moving and set-up, we’ll be up and fully operational again. And we’d like you to celebrate with us.

kwartzlab grand opening

Open House: 11am till 5pm

During the day, we’ll be holding an open house, with tours, equipment demos and some small projects for you to make and build!

Schedule.

Party: 7pm till late

In the evening, we’ll be partying like only Kwartzlab can. Whether you’re enjoying our kick-ass sound system in our fantastic new front space or chilling and socializing in our comfy new lounge upstairs, it’ll be a great time. We’ll have some hors d’ouevres and a cash bar and maybe even cookies baked in our new kitchen!

Best of all, we’ll have live music, featuring local bands Post Normal opening for Binary Forest. Here are a couple amazing tracks from Binary Forest:

Come join us at 33 Kent Ave. in Kitchener on February 16th for an awesome day of partying and making to celebrate the new Kwartzlab!

Workshop: PE-Design Next Stickmaschinensoftware

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Am Samstag den 2. Februar 2013 lädt shackspace ab 18 Uhr zu einem Workshop in PE-Design Next, der Software für die shackspace Stickmaschine.

Benötigt werden

Stickmaschinenmeister und shackspace Hacker ttb wird folgenden Themen in diesem Workshop behandeln

  • Einführung in die Oberfläche
  • Erstellen simpler Formen und Schriften
  • Umgang mit Stickmotiven: verschieden Sticharten, Anpassen der Sticharten.
  • automatisiertes Erstellen von Stickmotiven aus Bilddaten

Samstags im Anschluss an den Workshop  sowie Sonntag Nachmittag kann nach weiterer Absprache in Einzelterminen eine Einweisung in den Gebrauch der shackspace Stickmaschine erfolgen.

Zum Event:
Teilnahmegebühr: 5 EUR (3 EUR für Mitglieder des shack e.V.)
Anmeldung: Doodle
Datum: Samstag, 2. Februar 201318:00 Uhr
Anfahrt: U4/U9 Haltestelle “Im Degen”, Ulmer Straße 255, Stuttgart Wangen (gegenüber Kulturhaus Arena)

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OPEN DAG 30 MAART 2013

Op zaterdag 30 maart opent Bitlair Hackerspace Amersfoort haar deuren voor de 2e landelijke hackerspace open dag. Achter de deuren van de hackerspace werken de leden aan interessante projecten zoals het bouwen van een eigen lasercutter, eigen ontwerpen printen op onze 3D printer, het maken van een groot LED board, het aanpassen of verbeteren van bestaande of nieuwe ontwerpen op gebied van electronica.

Ooit al eens willen weten wat een hackerspace is ? Of wat de leden daar nou allemaal uitvinden ? Hoe je lid kan worden ? Of het uberhaupt wat voor u/jou is ?

Of denkt u nog steeds dat hackers alleen maar duistere figuren zijn die uw identiteit of creditcard gegevens van internet halen ?
Kom dan vooral langs en laat ons het tegendeel bewijzen!
U bent van harte welkom op onze open dag op:

ZATERDAG 30 MAART
vanaf 14.00u
Heiligenbergerweg 144b (terrein van “Nieuwe Erven”)

What’s happining tonight, Jan 30th at openHack

Here’s what’s going on tonight at Baltimore Hackerspace:baha_logo_all-simplified_black_on_white178x180

  1. Guest Speaker Jim Jackson, HTML5 for .NET Developers
  2. Continure building the Prusa 3d Printer.
  3. Installing ‘Occidentalis’ on Rasberry Pi’s and connecting them wirelessly to a network. Continuing through adafruit tutorials.
  4. A rebuild of a classic video gaming console.
  5. Continue the design of our autonomous telepresence robot.

 

6410 Landay Ave.
Baltimore MD. 21237

Look for our sign out front and see you there!

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Global Game Jam 2013 – Review

http://www.flickr.com/photos/regionstuttgart/8428867933/in/set-72157632636985537

We’ve had a great time hosting this year’s Global Game Jam at shackspace.
Turns out that with 33 game developers, students, designers and musicians working on building games the Stuttgart Jam was one of the largest in Germany!

This years topic was “Heartbeat” and the Stuttgart event resulted in seven games being developed in two days. Make sure to check them out, most of them are implemented so you can play them right from your browser.

There’s also a short review in German by the folks over at Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart and a collection of photos taken at the event over on flickr.

Photo: CC BY-NC-ND Region Stuttgart 

 

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Atelier RepRap Rostock au Studio 13/16, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

 

L’équipe de usinette.org en collaboration avec Cécile Babiole, artiste présentant simultanément une installation intitulée “Miniatures – kits audiovisuels », animeront un atelier ouvert aux 13/16 ans (et plus si affinités) dan le but de fabriquer uneRepRap type Rostock mini.

L’atelier se déroulera les 20, 23, 26, 27, 30 janvier et le week-end du 2 et 3 fevrier 2013. De 14h00 à 18h00.

Rendez-vous dans le Foyer du Centre Pompidou.

One Small Step: Open-Source Night

Starting in February, Tog will be hosting a monthly open-source evening on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. These hands-on sessions aim to bring together experienced open-source contributors with people who would like to get started but aren’t sure where to start or would generally benefit from having someone to ask questions to. All types of contributions welcome: documentation, code, testing, graphics, translations…

We have confirmed participants with varied levels of experience in Gnome, OpenStack, Django. If you’re an experienced contributor interested in attending, feel free to drop me an email at julie (at) tog.ie and I’ll add your project(s) to the list. If you’re an aspiring contributor interested in attending, you can drop me a note too with the projects you’re planning on looking at during the evening.

If the project you’re interested in isn’t mentioned, please come anyway. We can figure out how a project works together. Likewise, people are welcome to come and work on their usual open-source stuff – just be open to the occasional question :) The more people, the merrier!

The first event will be held on Wednesday, February 20th, with Tog opening at 6:30pm and the first talk starting at 7pm.

Every month we will start with a couple of people speaking for 5-10 minutes, to introduce the project they are working on, what is the usual path for contributing and where they are currently looking for help. Then we will form groups and work on making a contribution for the rest of the evening.