https://groups.google.com/d/forum/connected-community-hackerspaceConnected Community HackerSpaceThe Connected Community HackerSpace is located in Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia. We meet regularly to build, collaborate and share experiences around creating an Internet of Things (and People too). See <a href="http://hackmelbourne.org">http://hackmelbourne.org</a>Google GroupsClae2015-03-26T12:02:51Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/xiILHvoWiXUHow to identify plastics before laser cuttingThis came up on Hackaday, thought it might be useful: http://hackaday.com/2015/03/14/how-to-identify-plastics-before-laser-cutting-them/Darren Freeman2015-03-25T14:50:32Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/NkTfikqa634Method of gluing a shaft into a ball bearingHi all, Abstract: A method of gluing an undersized shaft into a ball bearing, such that it is nicely centred. Here's the problem that I've solved: On a Wade extruder, you have two 608 roller-skate bearings with an M8 hobbed bolt going through them. My bolt is unfortunately quite a bit narroLuke Bacci2015-03-25T04:58:38Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/AMqKQBg0bXYPsychedelic Space Metal Band needsLASERS attached to costumes and other amazing PROPSHello everyone I'm part of a themed band that dresses up as aliens and plays in sync the projected footage of Bugs Bunny cartoons. We need some help with: *Costumes:* We are hoping to attach lasers and LED's to various parts of our costumes We were thinking of using Low profile Diodes tskyler...@gmail.com2015-03-24T04:36:35Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/gR6nGCqq8zQMini Make Day – 19 April 2014Hey Makers, Love for you all to join us at Library at The Dock for the inaugural Melbourne Library Service Mini Make Day. Mini Make Day will bring together Makers from all over Melbourne to share their inventions, talents, and discoveries. The CCHS will be there to share what has been made ostephen power2015-03-23T22:23:56Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/GKKuKcgb0jE3d printer purchase and building.Couple of weeks ago I put my name down for this, is anything happening with this?Richard Sutherland2015-03-23T22:07:46Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/LdCHsNJzzWgWood Fabrication Question / Arduino Astronomy ProjectHello Fellow Hackers! I’ve recently found out about your wonderful community and stopped by last Tuesday for a visit to the hackerspace. I was really impressed with the space, and the people using it, and am looking forward to pursuing a couple projects among good company! This coming SaturdScott Penrose2015-03-23T03:28:19Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/Yw3gNz-LkcIHigh windHowdy What sort of wind do you think I could simulate at home, just for a simple experiment pushing on a surface. I was thinking of just grabbing a big fan, but not sure how strong they can push. I know it is an arbitrary question since how strong could be more to do with the tunnel you are inClifford Heath2015-03-21T20:42:26Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/6pC0YUjWpqsCool project: Robot PCB plotter/photoengraver/drill/mill/3DprinterThis looks like a cool project: <http://www.diyouware.com/> Found it from a mention on USENET, sci.electronics.design. Clifford Heath.raeynn2015-03-21T06:50:47Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/cIwJc0HK5jILaser EtcherHey guys, I've been away from the space for a while - do we have a laser etcher available for MDF plans? RossBrian K2015-03-18T14:03:54Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/rsnOC1DEZrgsecond attempt at DIY PCBThis is the second design for a audio coil transmitter. First design was done at the hackspace with the help of Alec, using 4 mins exposure of the Kemo DIY PCB kit provided positive photosensitive board. For this one however, I decided to just use cheap boards straight from ebay. And attached iScott Phillips2015-03-17T23:51:01Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/YsZ7vsV_GVMCreative Moreland: Event this Thursday night at Space Tank Studio, Coburg NorthHi everyone, I've not been around CCHS much of late because I've been spending untold hours burning the midnight oil at my studio at Space Tank Studio in Coburg North. Space Tank Studio is a dedicated (and very well put together) maker space, with full metal and wood fabrication facilities downBob Powers2015-03-17T13:46:42Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/_9dafuT3WFwAppeal for Computing ResourcesHello, In an informal discussion tonight, several members tonight expressed some desire for one of two (or both) things. They were: - Improved hardware in the server rack - A grunty graphics processing desktop The first was to provide shared resources and possibly allowing for more flBob Powers2015-03-16T22:44:37Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/on0UwOvNQ-gOfficial Recognition of Laser Cutter Champion Gavin JacksonHello, It is my absolute pleasure in thanking Gavin Jackson on behalf of the committee for all of the time and effort he put in over the last year on the laser cutter. Recently, Gavin has stepped back from being one of two go-to members for maintaining and improving the laser cutter. This isRichard McKimm2015-03-16T03:36:01Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/YJv0PNg55JUPCB designHi All, Would anyone with a bit of PCB design experience care to help me out by taking a quick look at my .brd file before I submit them for manufacture? I've just designed my first PCB for a lighting project and although I'm confident the circuit is fine I have no experience with the practicalBob Powers2015-03-16T02:34:56Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/N2m7hMSdtiEAnton Todorov Committee General Member AppointmentHello, Following from my last message about the emergency meeting, the CCHS Committee is pleased to welcome Anton Todorov as a General Committee Member. If any of you have been around the CCHS recently, you probably would recognize his helpful face, because he seems to be constantly present.Bob Powers2015-03-16T01:41:44Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/sE8ZswCYPYYEmergency Committee Meeting Outcomes (2015-03-05)Hello All, In response to Dave's resigning as CCHS President, the CCHS committee held an emergency meeting. This meeting had two agenda items which concerned: - Filling vacant spots on the committee - Technical issues around changes made Only the first is really of broad interest. TheBernd2015-03-15T11:24:20Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/_3aRcIDorDoRockby ordersG'Day, I buy parts from Rockby Electronics. I usually pick up the parts on Saturday morning am usually go to CCHS on Sat. If you want to place an order and want me to pick it up please let me know. Regards BerndAlec The Geek2015-03-15T06:56:53Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/DV3NoHOCBOMMini Make Day - City of Melbourne-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I didn't see a notice about this go out. "Mini Make Day will bring makers from all around Melbourne to the Library at The Dock to share their creations, talents and discoveries under the same roof." http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.auAngus Gratton2015-03-15T02:17:52Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/SJR4SP88feQFree desktop plotter, anyone?(From the "Angus gives away his junk to a good home" department, once again!) I rescued this HP "ColorPro" desktop plotter model 7440A from a dumpster when I was working at ANU several years ago. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BcSV1YJCAAABPDj.jpg:large I donated it to Make Hack Void before moviRob Gannon2015-03-13T08:28:20Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/zXF96UiL-ngIs anyone at the space tonight?Bob Powers2015-03-10T10:27:23Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/NwqSP5CPiV0Fwd: [CCHS-Committee] Important enquiry - 1 Term paid help required > for Preshil school Elective program (Arduino and or Electronics introForwarded to main list due to community relevance and for greater visibility. Anyone interested please contact Bronte (CC'd). Thanks, Bob ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Bronte Howell <bro...@preshil.vic.edu.au> Date: Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 4:28 PM Subject: [CCHS-Committee] ImGeoff2015-03-08T08:33:31Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/J3KWv3hZoT4The internet at the space has gone down!The wireless is OK, as the ethernet cable connection does not work. Is there any chance rebooting the server may fix this? Regards GeoffBob Powers2015-03-06T01:05:26Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/m442ThBiKGwOfficial Recognition of Duty OfficersHello All, It is my pleasure on behalf of the committee to thank the following members for their amazing service to our community: Alec Clews Angus Gratton Lachlan Maher Each of these members have contributed countless hours over the past few years in opening, closing, welcoming, cleaning,Bob Powers2015-03-05T02:17:53Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/RzsUicmT_KIOpening TonightHi All, It looks like the CCHS will be open for members from 6:30. I'll plan on being there until around 9:30-10ish. At this point, I should be able to look after visitors from ~7:15. Thanks, BobJen Strover2015-03-04T12:39:29Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/FaWfmTMzx98Librarians visiting CCHSHi everyone, Just wanted to let you know that on Tuesday (10 March) I'm going to be showing a group of librarians and librarians-in-training around CCHS. We'll start about 7 - my plan is to give them a tour, then go to the back room where I can talk more about what hackerspaces are, without geDave Chanter2015-03-04T06:01:40Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/BMF1FP6dsmUDavid Chanter stepping down as PresidentHi Team, Effective immediately, I will be stepping down from the position as President of the Connected Community HackerSpace. The needs of my day job mean that my attention to the HackerSpace is suffering and the right and practical thing to do is to clear the roadblock and step down. The coAlec The Geek2015-03-04T02:12:49Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/St_NQuKgmU4Fwd: Tech_Bar: Media Lab Present 'HappenSpace' | Pause Fest 2015-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 This might be of interest. http://www.pausefest.com.au/events/tech_bar-media-lab-at-pause-fest/ - -- Alec Clews <alec....@gmail.com> http://about.me/alecthegeek -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG/MacGPG2 v2.0.22 (Darwin) Comment:Rob Gannon2015-03-02T20:02:02Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/lWTDsi3RBZwSuper TuesdayWho else is out counting bicycles this morning?Angus Gratton2015-03-02T11:56:07Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/b3iN1WjiEgcCircuit & PCB Design nights are no longer officialHi everyone, The Thursday Circuit & PCB Design nights are no longer listed on the CCHS calendar or the Meetup web site. These were always members-only nights, the only real difference is now there's no longer a guarantee that someone will open the space. If you're a member who doesn't have aKris Gesling2015-03-02T10:33:42Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/R8ZhW-3MKhAGiving away 3mm MDFHi all, I'm moving to a fairly remote island on Saturday so am madly trying to get rid of all my stuff. I wondered if anyone would want 7 sheets of 3mm MDF 1800 x 800mm? Only one has a christmas tree painted on it... I can deliver them to you / the space on Thursday or they can be picked upDaniel Spillere Andrade2015-03-01T21:49:12Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/WTXSbZkLrtEVisiting the placeHello guys, I have recently moved to Melbourne and I would love to visit the hackerspace and possibly become a member. Is there a best day to visit this or next week? Thanks, looking forward to visiting the space. Cheers,Crenn2015-03-01T11:13:24Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/OX2wsFF2HLkSlight issue with some jammed filament in my 3D printerHi all, After attempting to remove the filament in my 3D printer to attempt to smooth out the filament guide hole in the extruder block (not the heater block itself) due to a filament grinding issue at low speeds, I found I couldn't pull the filament out. After the filament snapped when I wasBrian K2015-02-28T14:02:20Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/mimOQfm_UW8Can anybody give me a quick rundown of KiCad in workshop? (OpenSource EDA Software)So far I'm able to sorta create footprints, but I'm yet to be able to really do much with the kicad interface. There is much that confuses me about KiCad. Is there anyone here who knows KiCad enough to at least give me a basic walk through on KiCad usage in workshop? I'm sure that once I get thjme2015-02-28T02:03:38Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/F_BA0Rgqg-syellow 32x16 LED matrixHi All, I am on the hunt for 3x yellow matrix boards with 32x16 LEDs. The same ones freetronics has ( http://www.freetronics.com.au/collections/display/products/dmd-dot-matrix-display-32x16-yellow) but are unfortunately they are out of stock. Call me crazy but would be willing to trade an AdMatthew DeBlock2015-02-27T09:15:33Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/APtXXTYK4-cBscrpt 3D path capture penhttp://youtu.be/J0xuZwzNNhw First beta tests of Bscript 3D writing system using the Bpen short pdf intro : http://dscript.org/bscript.pdf Some more fun... Chemical Calligraphy - Turn Bio-Chemisty into Art. Basics : http://dscript.ca/chem2.pdf Advnced: http://dscript.ca/chem2.pdf DscriJai2015-02-26T06:18:38Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/W5ZkdvsR0NUTeensy LCThe teensy has been my preferred arduino alternative for a while now, and there's a new "low cost" version: http://www.pjrc.com/store/teensylc.html I'm grabbing a couple, and if anyone would like one (or anything else from pjrc), I'm happy to add to the order, although I don't think shipping isAlec The Geek2015-02-25T10:39:31Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/P5JbqdMp3YYNew device tree config on Pi 2-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 You might like to be aware of this http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/device-tree.md if you've not seen it already and you use Pi 2 - -- Alec Clews <alec....@gmail.com> http://about.me/alecthegeek -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATAlec The Geek2015-02-24T06:57:13Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/NN79Ugil4bAHow Australia got left behind in manufacturing and innovation - Ockham's Razor - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I suspect this will have many of us holding our heads in our hands and saying "I told you so!" :-( http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/how-australia-got-left-behind-in-manufacturing-and-innovation/6163528 - -- Alec ClewsAlec The Geek2015-02-23T23:03:35Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/jrVxheUZ0yAMissing Person: Andrew Stone-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 I'm sorry to be a downer, but Andrew (Stonie) Stone is missing and maybe someone in the community with Sydney links has seen him (a very long shot I know). Andrew is Sydney based software developer and hacker. Amongst other things founded OzberryJohn Spencer2015-02-23T12:35:13Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/0t6DR0vGv2MFilming at the Space on Tuesday, 24th of Feb.Hi Everyone Members should know this by now, but just to make sure the wider community is aware there will be a documentary crew filming at the space Tuesday Evening. So if you're looking for a chance to see what others are doing, come on down! John CCHS Secretary.tubular2015-02-22T08:50:04Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/BJJOUzCk3G0Mouser order by Tuesday morningI've initiated a Mouser order, but it didn't ship yet. That means we have until Tuesday morning to make some changes. If you're a CCHS financial member and would like to join in, let me know. We order in AU dollars and shipping is free since we're over $200 already. regards LachlanBrendan Campbell2015-02-20T22:06:21Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/9QOolfEsquwLow-profile delta bots: RepRap Simpson and now krak3nRecently I've been seeing work on a new geometry of delta bot that doesn't have the same height requirement as the standard kind. Until recently it's been limited to a sorta-working RepRap in the form of the Simpson: http://reprap.org/wiki/Simpson but this morning I discovered that there's a cGeoff2015-02-20T15:04:44Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/izOC4ikr6foNew stocks of nuts and bolts, M2 to M6 :-)Thank you to Gav who has kindly donated a large quantity of stuff, including a good range of metric nuts and bolts. There are also some imperial nuts and bolts on the other end of the bench (nearer the door) in the new (they are old but new to the space) drawers. I also wish to thank all of yJohn Spencer2015-02-20T13:27:35Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/DBNkt1qC9hMRoller Door Key MissingHi Everyone. The roller door key has gone missing out of the key safe at the hackerspace again and as a result has made it a little trickier to open up tomorrow morning. Please remember that this key is a shared resource and must be returned to the key safe immediately after closing or openintubular2015-02-19T22:31:05Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/EAUXl6yHc7MRockby pickup this arvoI'll be over Rockby way this arvo. A few members are chasing bits so let me know if you want anything tacked onto the order. There's a one day sale on I believe, on top of the usual specials.fahey322015-02-19T05:11:43Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/EfaXe73ydXcBroken J-head Mk V-B thermistorHi Guys, I managed to break the thermistor on my J-head hotend today. To my knowledge it was a Semitec 104GT-2 100k Thermistor. I can't seem to find any of these in Australia the only ones I can see are overseas. I did however find the newer EPCOS <http://au.rs-online.com/web/p/thermistors/4840Alec The Geek2015-02-19T03:47:28Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/IKeguV3IQV4Getting Analogue Sound on the Pi-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Saturday someone asked me how to get sound on the Raspberry Pi (it might have been Zac) and I mumbled something about "just try plugging your headphones into the analogue socket and it will probably work". I've just confirmed that this works fotronixstuff2015-02-18T08:46:55Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/2F0yu4pKScAESP8266 quick-start guideFound the following websites which have neat ESP8266 tutorials for beginners: http://benlo.com/esp8266/esp8266QuickStart.html http://www.labradoc.com/i/follower/p/notes-esp8266 have fun JohnAnton Todorov2015-02-18T03:49:37Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/connected-community-hackerspace/2aETYpUkZCkDocumentary filming.Does anyone have more details on what they will be doing for the shoot? What time will they come at, will they have extra equipment to set up, how many people will be coming, how long the thing will take, etc? So far all I've heard is that they will be in at some time on Monday.