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Hackerspace Demo Night: September 18th, 2012

Hackerspace Demo Night is a monthly demonstration of awesome projects by Hackerspace members. Admission is free and open to all.

The next Hackerspace Demo Night will happen on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 7:00pm.

What’s being demoed tonight:

  • Make your own glow-in-the dark worms! (Patty)
  • How to make tuning capacitors for NMR/NQR imaging (Allen M.)
  • Cooking steaks underwater with the sous vide method (Devin)
  • How we built Hackerspace’s new RFID door lock system (cvk + Ian)
  • A Ruby tool for ebook publishing (Chris L.)

This meeting will be held at our new downtown location, 101 SE 2nd Pl, Ste 100, Gainesville, FL 32601. (We are located in the basement level of the Sun Center, in the former location of the club Wise Guys. Our entrance is on the south side of the building, near the large arch at the north end of the main parking lot, beneath the large green awning.)

Weekly meet: September 11th, 2012

What’s going on September 11th at Gainesville Hackerspace:

  • DEFCON badge hacking*, plus mini-presentation (Amir, cvk, Ian, and Kris)
  • Assembling some wire shelves
  • Lots of hanging out and working on projects!
  • Tuesday nights are open to all. Doors open at 7pm. Feel free to bring a project to work on!

* At the DEFCON 20 conference that several Gainesville Hackerspace members attended in August, the admission badges were interactive, programmable microcontrollers! Tonight Amir, Kris, Ian, and I will talk a little bit about how we reverse engineered these devices to figure out how they worked, and how we made them do neat things. Our goal tonight is to make these little badges displaying information on a TV screen!

This meeting will be held at our new location, 101 SE 2nd Pl, Ste 100, Gainesville, FL 32601.

Weekly meet: September 4th, 2012

What’s going on September 4th at Gainesville Hackerspace:

  • Lots of hanging out and working on projects!
  • Tuesday nights are open to all. Doors open at 7pm. Feel free to bring a project to work on!

This meeting will be held at our new location, 101 SE 2nd Pl, Ste 100, Gainesville, FL 32601.

We have internet access at the new space!

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Thanks to the internet access team and Colin and Nate from Grooveshark we now have awesome internet access at the downtown space! This is achieved via a wireless point-to-point bridge to Grooveshark’s building which carries our traffic through their network to the internet.

We are super grateful to Grooveshark for sponsoring our internets!

Also thanks to the internet access team! You guys climbed ladders, crawled through ducts, and did other hard stuff for the freedom of our bits.

  • Manuel
  • Colin
  • Devin
  • Frank
  • Nate
  • Ian
  • Charles
  • Ben

Security cameras installed!

Devin and Manuel worked all day to get our new security cameras hooked up!

Weekly meet: August 28th, 2012

What’s going on August 28th at Gainesville Hackerspace:

  • Lots of hanging out and working on projects!
  • Tuesday nights are open to all. Doors open at 7pm. Feel free to bring a project to work on!

This meeting will be held at our new location, 101 SE 2nd Pl, Ste 100, Gainesville, FL 32601.

We almost have internet access at the downtown space!

Frank, Manuel, Ian, Charles, and Colin and Nate from Grooveshark did a TON of work tonight to set up a wireless bridge from Grooveshark’s office to our building, and the only remaining step is to run a connection downstairs from the Grooveshark cafe (which is also getting hooked up) to Hackerspace.

If all goes according to plan, we will probably have good internet access by sometime tomorrow evening!

For those who haven’t heard, Grooveshark is donating an awesome internet connection to Hackerspace! We are super lucky to know those guys.

Keurig machine has arrived!

Now we have awesome quick coffee via a Keurig coffee machine. We’re asking for $1 donation per cup. Please try it out!20120820-212341.jpg

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Weekly meet: August 21st, 2012

What’s going on August 21st at Gainesville Hackerspace:

  • Lots of hanging out and working on projects!
  • Tuesday nights are open to all. Doors open at 7pm. Feel free to bring a project to work on!

This meeting will be held at our new location, 101 SE 2nd Pl, Ste 100, Gainesville, FL 32601.

Building shelves, painting ceiling, and more

Last Saturday the 11th, lots of people showed up to work on various projects at downtown Gainesville Hackerspace. Here’s a partial list of stuff that happened:

  • Randy, Jessica, Kristina, and Dan assembled shelves
  • Chris touched up the ceiling paint
  • Effie and Jim tested out some techniques for cleaning cargo pallets (which will eventually be made into moveable room dividers)
  • Manuel, Ian, Devin, and I did various things

I’m sure I’m forgetting some things that got done. Thanks to everyone!

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