Houston's Hackerspace

Dec 17, 2012 by rtavk3
Christmas just isnt the same without bending the rules of spacetime. So we whipped up a couple portals and through the tree through it. All the ornaments were custom cut on the Laser cutter as part of our ornament build day and yes that is a Hyrul Crest as the ...
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Oct 6, 2012 by smcameron
Over the course of a week or so, TX/RX labs member Jeremy Van Grinsven built this amazing Arduino driven edge-lit laser-etched acrylic zoetrope showing an animation derived from another TX/RX member’s video game, Word War vi [full disclosure, that other member is me. -- Ed.] Here it is on YouTube ...
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Sep 9, 2012 by smcameron
Always wanted to build a go-kart but don’t know how to weld? Or maybe you would like to make an iPhone game, but don’t know how to program? Or perhaps you have ideas for some cool electronics projects, but don’t really know how to get started? More likely, you have ...
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Aug 27, 2012 by rtavk3
Sunday, August 19th 1pm TX/RX Labs John Moffitt Presents: “Earth Extinction Events, Past and Future” (one hour). Let’s takea look at the very big picture on Earth during its last three orbits around the Milky Way galaxy … and even go a bit into the future. Many are familiar with ...
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Aug 10, 2012 by smcameron
3D Art Houston is a relatively new artists’ group focused on three-dimensional art forms. 3D Art Houston members will be meeting at TX/RX Labs on Wednesday, August 15th at 6 p.m. to gain a better understanding of the resources and talents there. Members work in clay, iron, glass, wood, textiles, ...
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Aug 2, 2012 by rtavk3
Another addition to the Lab Data Bus has arrived. The front door RFID reader has been integrated allowing remote push of RFID data, remote opening, and data logging to the TX/RX Server. This is just one of many additions to the LDB that are in the works now that the ...
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Jul 27, 2012 by rtavk3
The first laser cutter class went off without a hitch, we got a lot of people checkout out and hopefully we will see the results of their work soon!Credit goes to Craig for getting all the materials together to teach the class and also taking the time out of his ...
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Jul 12, 2012 by rtavk3
The LDB Project (Lab Data Bus) has bore fruit. Actually it might be more correct to say it has bore Soft Drinks. The Drink Machine has been converted into a dual cash/rfid drink machine letting individuals pay via a balance they can place on their rfid card using paypal or ...
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Jul 10, 2012 by rtavk3
We’ve gone a while without any having any shirts for us to show off our tx/rx pride. Well no more! The new shirts are in and they look good imo. They are now available for instructors for the next 2 weeks and then will go on sale for everyone. They ...
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Jun 15, 2012 by rtavk3
The 60W Laser cutter is up and running at the lab finally. And already we are reaping the benefits of having one. Decreased fabrication time and the ability to say we have a cnc with a freakin’ laser. So far we have cut the support structure for a quadracopter and ...
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The Darkness Calls