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Robots & Dinosaurs is located in 10/27 Bank st, Meadowbank . We’re open Saturdays from about 11am and some weeknights, but you should check by asking on our mailing list.

Jason using the hackerspace CNC mill to make some breakout circuit boards. The first tool is cutting away the copper layer to form the circuit tracks and the second tool drills holes for the components legs to be placed in and soldered.

Szeb brought in a radio receiver today and hooked up an antenna, and some of our members became interested in Software Defined Radios after exploring websdr.org.

Szeb brought in a radio receiver today and hooked up an antenna, and some of our members became interested in Software Defined Radios after exploring websdr.org.

Testing the horizontal static test rocket rig with a commercial model rocket engine.

Jenna and Jeremy wrapped a new heat core for the space’s MakerBot today — the bot spun up and printed us a good ol’ dodecahedron.

Experimental Gameplay project: INANIMATE

INANIMATE Jeremy, Jenna and Dave will be at the ‘space on Monday night rattling their heads to try to get the ideas out for January’s Experimental Gameplay project theme, INANIMATE.

The Experimental Gameplay project is a friendly worldwide competition among game developers to produce an innovative game in just seven days, once a month, based around a particular theme. Previous themes have included “NEVERENDING”, “NIGHT & DAY” and “ZERO BUTTONS”. The results are always amazing, and such indie game greats as World of Goo, Crayon Physics and Canabalt started their lives as EGP entries.

Come to Robots & Dinosaurs on Monday the 17th at 6pm and join us in making a game!

Yesterday Jeremy and Dougall collaborated on bringing the “Scrap Station” Starcraft 2 map to life though some fancy python and perl hackery. The Space’s CNC cut the depth of the level in to a piece of scrap High Impact Polystyrene.

Yesterday Jeremy and Dougall collaborated on bringing the “Scrap Station” Starcraft 2 map to life though some fancy python and perl hackery. The Space’s CNC cut the depth of the level in to a piece of scrap High Impact Polystyrene.

Max casting some bronze at the ‘space.

bluebie:

In getting ready for christmas, I made this nifty little ring from some copper pipe found under @robodinos on a lathe. I think I did pretty well for a first attempt!

bluebie:

In getting ready for christmas, I made this nifty little ring from some copper pipe found under @robodinos on a lathe. I think I did pretty well for a first attempt!

Shigawire and Gav worked together on scanning this Airplane with a little robot depth sensor, an old plotter project of Gav’s, and python software written by Shig.

(Source: flickr.com)