Houston's Hackerspace

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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Oct 27, 2011 by rgbiv
Where we're going, we don't need roads. The intrepid adventurers of our Temporal Archaeology Team have returned from a parallel timeline in which they personally witnessed President Tesla’s WWI victory against Otto Mecha Bismarck in laser glove combat. Perusing the raucous markets of the floating slum-ships of Manchester-Above-London, they discovered ...
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Oct 19, 2011 by rgbiv
The Republican from Illinois. One of our members recently decided to spruce up his law office with something handmade, beautiful, and marginally subversive. Using the Lab’s CNC plasma torch, the member cut plate steel silhouettes of five notable – and revolutionary – attorneys: Cicero, Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi, Franz Kafka ...
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The Darkness Calls