Posted on September 4th, 2015 by at0mbxmb • Filed under projects • No Comments
Determined to validate the oft-misguided claims of The Internet, I’ve spent the last month tracking my hamsters’ activity via a homemade Raspberry-Pi-powered Hamstrometer. And recently, I was approached by SuchWowTV to be featured in one of their videos!
If you’re interested in the details behind the build, you can head over to my blog and check out all of the pics and gifs I made of the build process!
Posted on August 19th, 2015 by at0mbxmb • Filed under Events • 2 Comments
|On August 29th, Laura Lopez is coming back to CRASH Space to give another introductory-level class on Bitcoin! Our first class was such a hit, we’ve asked Laura to return to teach more of us about how Bitcoin works, and how to get started.
Bitcoin technology adoption is rapidly expanding in the tech and finance sectors, but the average person still has many questions about how it works and why one would want to use it. Come join Laura and CRASH Space to learn how it works. You’ll leave with a basic understanding of bitcoin, as well as a small amount of ready-to-spend bitcoin of your own to help you get started!
This class will cover the following areas:
WHEN: August 29th, 2:00pm-3:30pm
Posted on July 30th, 2015 by outlawpoet • Filed under Events • No Comments
Come to crashspace and see the theme announced for Ludum Dare 33!
Ludum Dare is a weekend competition to make a video game (however simple) based on a theme in 48 hours. You can work in a team or by yourself.
At 6pm local time, the theme will be selected, and international brainstorming on #ludumdare will begin. Here at crashspace locals will decide whether to go it alone or make a team, and come up with the best ideas for games based on the final theme.
Posted on July 24th, 2015 by at0mbxmb • Filed under Events • No Comments
CRASH Member Craig and his FTC robotics team are looking for new recruits for the Rock N Roll Robots Weekend Summer Workshop!
The Rock N’ Robots Summer Workshop is an overnight program created and run by current members of the Rock N’ Roll Robots Girl Scouts robotics team, with help from team parents and mentors from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The camp is designed to prepare girls to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics tournament. (Although participants are not required to join a robotics team.)
- Upon arrival, campers will be organized into teams. Over the course of their weekend, each team will build and program a robot to compete in a mini-tournament on Sunday afternoon.
- As part of this process, campers will receive instruction in the technical skills necessary to build a robot; like design, construction, and programming. In addition, campers will be introduced to other important skills like team building, fundraising, public outreach, and competition strategy.
- But it’s not all hard work. This camp is planned by Girl Scouts who love to hang out and have a good time! Workshops will be mixed with team building activities, a movie night, and of course, s’mores around the campfire.
- Family and friends are invited to join us at 3pm on Sunday to watch the tournament and cheer for their favorite robot.
For more information, check out the flyer!
Posted on July 1st, 2015 by at0mbxmb • Filed under projects • No Comments
CRASH member Kevin Jordan is worried about his fat cat.
His fat cat needs more exercise, and like many of us, would greatly benefit from the motivation that comes from a little healthy competition. Unfortunately, we live in a world of tyranny and injustice, and there are no features on the many popular fitness trackers that are cat-friendly.
But like a true maker, Kevin has taken action.
In his own words:
“My wheel from OneFastCat needed something. I wanted my cat to be able to compete on Strava with other cats but there was nothing available. Strava is a website and mobile app used to track athletic activity via GPS.
So, I made this system.
It is a breakbeam sensor connected with a Raspberry Pi computer. A fin on the outside of the wheel breaks the path of the sensor. Each rotation is mapped into a GPS location in the real world, moving 3.5 meters per rotation. After 100 seconds of no activity, the Raspberry Pi automatically upload’s to Toonces’ Strava page. The system resets automatically for the next wheel run.
Next up: Figuring a way for Toonces to run on the wheel without interaction from me. He can drive a car, but can’t run on a wheel.
Do you even Strava, cat?”
For more information, check out his blog idreamincode!