RLab (Reading Hackspace)

Horniman Hackathon

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On Saturday 21st September after months of planning and support from our fantastic sponsors we finally pulled the day off, about 30 Hackers turned up and I think we achieved some 3 months work in a single day! I’ll have a more official update soon but here’s some pics to get started! My huge thanks to everyone involved and for making it a great day!


Reading Raspberry Jam

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I done a short talk about Raspberry Pi’s in the ocean at Reading Hackspace Raspberry Jam hopefully inspiring the masses to think creatively how they can use these amazing little devices!

It was also a nice opportunity to spread the word to some other Reading Hackspace members about some of the projects we have been working on which they were not aware of – oh and of course another chance to show off the ROV.. which officially has nothing to do with Raspberry Pi’s but is just cool!

Here’s the presentation and a few pics.



Representing and Talking at Brighton Maker Faire

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There were certainly some amazing stands at Brighton Maker Faire and some amazing projects… but we were proud to be there representing RLab (Reading Hackspace) and showing off some of our projects!

RLab at Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire

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I had a super time this weekend with Barnaby, Ryan, Richard, Tom and the Thames Valley RepRap Group representing Reading Hackspace and some of the great projects we’ve done there, the event had a more than amazing turnout and so many interesting stands. I will be sure to attend other future events and highly recommend them!

Horniman Hackathon

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So it’s official the Hackathon project I am working on with the Horniman Museum is on!! Here is a poster outlining the details I’m It’s all firmed up and I’m pretty excited as this promises to be a great event. Registrations will start shortly and I’ll post a separate blog with the registration link when its available.


What can you do in a day?

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With Barnaby You can work flat out and hook up and get your ROV running on the bench at Reading Hackspace! Just some potting left to do 🙂

We’re getting a fetish for underwater toys and we’re getting good at it – I have a funny feeling this is just the beginning of something big!!

Reading Hackspace SMD course

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I had a great time at Reading Hackspace last night on the surface mount course held by Alan Wood, was a great intro into SMD techniques and the home brew reflow oven made by Andrew was incredibly impressive. The evening ended with a workable Raspberry Pi stepper motor driver and was incredibly good fun!

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