Houston's Hackerspace

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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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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