We have been silent for a while; the winter is quite cold here. But, hey, let’s brag instead! This week’s Tuesday meeting saw diverse activity:
- Olleolleolle and Jimmy built two projects: a photo lightbox and a Hexayurt for Barbie.
- stg and Terninator opened up some old remote controls, and begun playing music with the trackball in there
- an osmocom link to be able to fill old phones with interesting firmware was built by phrst and it begun working at the “hello firmware world” level. jonas assisted with cross-compiling and general trouble-shooting.
When we were done with the photo box and the scale model, we had to store them somewhere. The photo box sits in the ceiling, on top of some well-insulated pipes. The model was dismantled, to be re-built and perhaps even painted, at a later date. Needing a Barbie to stand next to it.
In the near future, we will host a Saturday Forsk – yes, the plan is really to host one once a month. A Saturday Forsk is a prolonged slack event with a theme. The upcoming theme is “Luften är fri”. (Thanks for the name, we will only borrow it, Sparvnästet!)
Watch this space!
The past Thursday looked something like this, in Swedish, reported by Olle:
Dundrande syntar och fabriksoväsen samt en pajad lösenordsfil hindrade lite, men jag fick visat programmet Animata för salkinitzor och linde. S jobbar Max/MSP, och det lirar med Animata, som låter en göra sprattelgubbeanimation.
NoSubstitute förklarade CACert jättebra för alla, han var en duktig assurer.
Quinn byggde en fin pappershållare till sin käresta på lasern. Inspirerade mig till att skära ut en bokstav som kan backlightas.
Terninator routade kretskort.
stg Flashhackade med libraryt Starling.
jonasb androidpratade med RoboCortex.
virtuald kom med en kamrat som jag missade att prata med.
Det kom ännu en person till som stg introducerade stället för. Tack stg för allt sånt.
Annika kom vidare med tillverkningen av sin trehjuliga hoj.
Tantverket fick fart på sin mattvävstol. Den behöver förstärkas med ett stag på något sätt för ökad hastighet.
The past Thursday looked something like this, in Swedish, reported by Olle: Dundrande syntar och fabriksoväsen samt en pajad lösenordsfil hindrade lite, men jag fick visat programmet Animata för salkinitzor...
Please note: an old report added for more completeness.
Attending: Olle, phrst, Annika, StG, virtuald.
Olle came to show off the newly-arrived TI MSP430 Launchpad units. (Promptly, there were stared at, and junk was moved around instead. Order is so useful. We left the room in a better state than we found it in. But still, many things could be stored “for parts” or “for use someday.” I am now up to quite many projects that have been started and are still interesting – but not much time to do them.)
StG did some 3D modelling of the shell for a product. Looked really good, but he kept saying he did not have the eye for it. The rest of us chipped in with style advice, viewing it with fresh eyes. (“Looks good” isn’t much of advice, though.)
virtuald has begun designing a clock, a custom piece, running on batteries. He talked through some issues with parts sourcing and build structure.
phrst soldered a kit: a variable-voltage transformer, priced at a few hundred SEK at the local Electrokit. It ran! No LCD or anything, but with a multimeter you can check voltage. You can make do.
Annika was wood-working. Her tool cabinet has been finished and is highly practical.
Also, we improved the way-finding help on the website. The stills we shot became an animation that moves the viewer all the way from the hubbub of Norra Grängesbergsgatan into the courtyard of number 26, and further on, into the Forsk. We put the animation on the About page.
Personal note from Olle: On the way home, I was invited to a game of the fast-paced competitive card-game Race for the Galaxy. And I won, for the first time ever.
Please note: an old report added for more completeness. Attending: Olle, phrst, Annika, StG, virtuald. Olle came to show off the newly-arrived TI MSP430 Launchpad units. (Promptly, there were stared...
A quiet Forsk night this Tuesday. Nice, for a change. We have had much to do the last couple of weeks. Moving house – we have made room for more activity at the other activity house by moving our junk and gear out of storage – some of it onto a junk table at NGBG.
Present: 7 sciencers.
It is action, not rest, that constitutes our pleasure –John Adams
Olle continued work on the model of the Hexayurt, which has been sitting in a pile for while. Lakevalley helped cut paperboard.
phrst and omni showed the rest of us how to weld using the MIG welder. Sparks and safety! Three or four people let sparks fly.
omni took another stab at fixing the Forsk’s WRT router, which supplies Net to the house.
Davey and David were planning and discussing mad, large projects.
Annika kept working on metal projects.
We got leftover cake from Klädoteket (the Clothes Library). They are nice.
- Achtung Telia (pki debacle)
- Mail-liste-issues och Föredragsvisningar 3/3 @ Glassen
- Tre år efter razzian..
- Hacknight 4our, 19-21 October
- Hackitat – A film about political hacking, world wide
- Thursday May 31 soldering/electronics event: instead of regular open lab night
- RåFILM pres: PIXELARIUM – WORKSHOP: 8-BIT POLITICAL TEXT-MODE GRAPHICS
- Hackathon 2012!
- Lördagsforsk aka Saturday Forsk on February 25
- Science Report: Hexayurt model, osmocom cable, remote control tricks