A quick look around the inside of the Electronex electronics trade show in Melbourne. Right after walking in the door I ran into Dave Jones (@eevblog), Karl von Moller (@karlvonmoller) and others, so I didn't get much video other than panning around a bit to show you what it's like.
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Snippets from my recent trip to the street markets in Hong Kong, the Freetronics China office in Beijing, and the electronics parts wonderland of Shenzen.
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The second half of my Mendel Max v2 3D printer has now arrived. Let's take a look at what comes in the hardware package.
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The first half of my Mendel Max v2 3D printer just arrived. Let's take a look at what comes in the electronics package.
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The Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre at Mt Stromlo has developed into an amazing facility, with both excellent physical infrastructure and very smart and experienced staff. Much of the new infrastructure has been built for Australia's part of the Giant Magellan Telescope project, but it also has spin-off benefits that hopefully will spearhead a revival in Australian space technology capabilities and industry. While I was in Canberra for the linux.conf.au 2013 conference I was lucky enough to be given a behind-the-scenes tour led by Dr Naomi Mathers and Roger Franzen.
These facilities may be used for future ArduSat missions, including as a ground station for communications with the satellites and possibly for integration testing.
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The very nice folk at Make Hack Void (the Canberra hackerspace) were very accomodating to all the extra geeks in town for linux.conf.au 2013. Not only was the hackerspace open days and evenings during the conference, but they also ran a "Makerconf" event on the Saturday right after LCA ended.
This is a bit of a random look around the current Make Hack Void premises on a busy night when a bunch of LCA delegates were visiting. Unfortunately this building may soon succumb to a bulldozer, so MHV are now looking for an alternative location.
Sorry about the dodgy phone-camera recording. I really need to upgrade myself to a proper camera for things like this.
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The assembly project for the 2013 Arduino Miniconf was "HackCNC", a CNC plotter designed (mechanicals) by John Spencer and (electronics) by Luke Weston, with software development lead by Bob Powers. For more info about HackCNC and the Arduino Miniconf see www.arduinominiconf.org
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I like hard copies of datasheets. Yes, it means printing and using paper, but there are advantages to having a datasheet in a folder or on a clipboard instead of just a PDF on your computer screen.
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