Houston's Hackerspace

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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Jun 6, 2012 by rtavk3
In a stroke of great luck, Mitsubishi Electric offered to repair the Meldas 330M controls on our Tree Journeyman 325 Knee Mill for free since we are a non-profit. After a super fast turn around time we have the unit in hand and the control processor is up and running. ...
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Apr 23, 2012 by rtavk3
This Wednesday, April 25 at 3:00 pm, TX/RX Labs’ own Roland von Kurnatowski III, in partnership with the GE Garages initiative, will be teaching an Intro to Arduino course at Rice University. Participants will get an overview of the Arduino’s operation and features and then delve into hands-on development, learning ...
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Mar 6, 2012 by rgbiv
Recently returned from visiting his wife’s family abroad, TX/RX Labs’ RGBIV brings us a look into HackBo, the Bogotá hackerspace, and the striking similarity of experience that can exist among this distributed, transparent and leaderless (not to mention global) movement. You say “hackerespace,” I say “hackerspace.” Just a short walk ...
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Feb 22, 2012 by rtavk3
Member Greg Southerland has completed his heatless air dryer for use with the compressed air system within the lab. Its a really great build that will help the lab out a lot when it comes to plasma cutting and also general pneumatic tool use at the lab. The build is ...
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Feb 20, 2012 by rtavk3
TX/RX’s Open Source Project to develop a low power solar based GPRS/GSM remote sensor platform is reaching alpha testing. We are looking for some people with electronics design/coding experience who would like to participate in determining the features and changes the project needs to go to Beta testing and produce ...
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Jan 27, 2012 by rtavk3
The Spring 2012 Class Schedule is in its final form and is being printed and readied to be published. The class list will be posted to the website in the coming week. There are tons of exciting new classes such as: Welding I & II Intro & Advanced Arduino Knitting ...
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Jan 12, 2012 by rtavk3
A minor mishap killed the Labs drill press. Determined to revive it we set out to rewind the AC motor by hand. This must have been a labor of love because rewinding motors is no easy chore. After rewinding it 3 times due to some minor mishaps in the winding ...
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Dec 6, 2011 by rgbiv
In the last nine months, our student body and our membership have more than doubled. It’s time to move to a larger space. Help us build the community workshop, education center and startup incubator that the Space City deserves.
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Dec 5, 2011 by rgbiv
Impervious to lightning and blue shells. Stephen Cameron looks like he’s been having more fun than a barrel of Donkey Kongs building and riding his cyclekart. Per cyclekarts.com, “Cyclekarts are small, lightweight, nimble machines made by their drivers for the pursuit of motoring sport. They’re not serious speed-machines or status-generating ...
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The Darkness Calls