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.
Hello researchers and friends!
Today, a gray and rainy Sunday, there was an extra, freely added, completely optional small Forskningsavdelningen maker gathering at the Norra Grängesbergsgatan 26 premises.
(Q: How do we add gatherings? A: Oh, a process question. Let’s be transparent! It works like this: Key-holders say they are coming to the space, in this case Annika mentioned she was going to craft stuff today, in an email to the mailing list. This can galvanize others to join. Alternatively, a non-key-holder can request access to the place, on the mailing list. If any key-holder can be located, an extra gathering can be added.)
I (Olle) came there just after noon and found Annika carpenting a tool compartment inside a cabinet. The compartment had sliding shelves which ran on re-used rails, scrounged from a previous Annika project; a CD cabinet.
Later, phrst showed up, and metalcrafted on a hand-made copper needle valve. The valve was finished in one session and looked very steampunky.
Myself, I wanted to make a wooden scale model of a Hexayurt H13 microhouse. Here are my pieces, 7 out of the 13 I need. The readily available materials ran out. I plan to use something lighter than building-grade plywood for the roof.
My Hexayurt model needs: More thin plywood for the roof. For next time: bring glue, screws, make and use small wood angled blocks for “hinges”.
On the way back, we met omni (aka “pipe-pipe-underscore-underscore-slash-slash”), who was going to build smart storage rollers for the low-ceiling storage space underneath our raised section of the workshop.
Productive Sunday. Cheers.
Do you want to tag along to build stuff of your own?
Pop us an email, or tweet @forskningsavd. Email? Oh, we have a mailing list. Or, just show up on a Tuesday (the workshop at Norra Grängebergsgatan 26) or Thursday (the basement of Stapelbäddsparken). You’re welcome.
Hello researchers and friends! Today, a gray and rainy Sunday, there was an extra, freely added, completely optional small Forskningsavdelningen maker gathering at the Norra Grängesbergsgatan 26 premises. (Q: How...
Last week we wrote a Call for Participation and updated hacknight.se, but we forgot to mention it here. In short we’d like you to think about and tell us (before the end of June) what you’d like to show and/or do together with others at Hacknight, our yearly creative tech event.
This, our third, Hacknight will take place the first weekend of August, that’s right before CCCamp! We decided on this weekend as it would be a great opportunity to gather fellow hackers and friends for a CCCaravan from Malmø to near Berlin, more on that later.
Call for participation: Hacknight <3
Workshop organizers and speakers, we call on you to join our creative tech weekend in Malmö on August 6th and 7th, 2011. Send your proposal to email@example.com.
Hacknight is a free-to-participate creative tech weekend, the third ever.
Local hackerspace Forskningsavdelningen invites you. Hands-on workshops and a captivating speaker track will cultivate and realize ideas. We embrace beginners and experts, do you know something that everyone else knows or something no one else knows about, we want you here. Nothing is too mundane or intricate.
We have secured a large building to host the event.
Go and yell at your friends! We’ll publish more details at hacknight.se.
Free, Libre and Open.
What do you get out of it?
For a workshop you get a space in a corner somewhere with participants. You can have a short and focused workshop, or a longer drop-in time slot. We will be in a new location this year, Kontrapunkt, so there are lots of small rooms to use.
For a talk you get: a time-limited talk slot, and an MC introducing you, and a great eager audience. Perhaps even a projector.
Describe your workshop
Here’s your guide to getting your Hacknight activity evaluated and eventually incorporated into the programme. We love your activity, and we want to help you realize it with us. So, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First, describe what you want to do. Include a few words about yourself, perhaps an URL, or an image. You decide. This will be used next to your workshop or talk item, in the programme.
Deadline for submissions at the end of June.
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