Connected Community HackerSpaces Melbourne

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Lightning talk given at UrbanCamp on 2009-09-13 describing the Melbourne HackerSpaces.

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  • Connected Community HackerSpaces Melbourne

    1. 1. Connected Community Melbourne HackerSpace Andy Gelme @geekscape UrbanCamp Melbourne Sunday 2009-09-13 http://geekscape.org
    2. 2. (what?) • Collection of like-minded hobbyists, engineers, artists, or the terminally curious • Shared space (work-shop), equipment and tools • Sharing knowledge and experience • Typically, open-source software AND hardware • Anything and everything is an opportunity to hack ! • Nearly always white-hat hacking (not the media kind) • Young and old, experienced or just starting out • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    3. 3. (history) • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    4. 4. (history) • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    5. 5. (history) • Original European groups, e.g. Chaos Computer Club Founded 1981 ... in 2009, over 4,000 members • 2007: U.S interest, e.g. NYCResistor, NoiseBridge • 2009 March: Wired magazine article • http://hackerspaces.org -- world-wide meme • 2009 April: Australian HackerSpaces started • 2009 August: HackerSpaces and NASA blog entry • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    6. 6. (projects) • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    7. 7. (projects) • Personal projects (various) • Rocket avionics (aka Artemis and Aiko) • CNC milling machine, MakerBot (3D printer), tools • Community based energy / device management • Home automation • Vehicle automation • Robots • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    8. 8. (rocket-avionics) • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    9. 9. (CNC-milling-machine) • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    10. 10. (inspired-by-mythbusters) • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    11. 11. (in-the-future) • Managing growth • More group and personal projects • HackerSpace not-for-profit entity • Proper work-shop with 24x7 access • More shared equipment and tools • Membership fees ... structured how ? • Other financial input ? • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    12. 12. (improving-the-space) • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    13. 13. (getting-involved) • Join the Google Group email list • Drop-in on a regular physical or virtual meeting • Details: andyg@geekscape.org or DM @geekscape • Be prepared ... Laptop, Arduino IDE, Arduino H/W and breadboard • More hacking and less talking ... we meet to build ! • Not just an Arduino user group :) • Learn about Arduinos at SoftHardware Freedom Day • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace
    14. 14. (thanks) • All the members of the Connected Community HackerSpaces Melbourne ... who have made it such an excellent learning experience and great fun ! • Big round of applause for @benbalbo, @kathyreid and @kattekrab for organizing yet another awesome UrbanCamp ! • Google Group ... http://groups.google.com/group/connected-community-hackerspace

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