We have a new hackerspace! It’s a room in a social center on volframgatan 14 in malmö. The place is still under construction so everything is in disarray and we haven’t moved in a lot of tools and stuff yet. But we’ve startet to meet there every monday from 19 so come join us!


This monday we tried to make a club mate clone. We tried some different ingredients and a few different sweeteners and after a few batches we got something that was pretty close to the original. For next time we will try with some cold extracted mate tea and see if it changes the flavor and bitterness.

Faidros built a usb charger on his moped to connect to a rasperry pi.

We also built some tables and BamCe help showed us what needed to be done on the walls for our room.

 

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:

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!

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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.

 

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.

 
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