Lionfish are invading Florida! This invasive species has no natural predators and is destroying reef habitats in the Atlantic. They are projected to expand into the Gulf of Mexico. There’s a nice summary of the problem on Wikipedia. In partnership with Middleton High School, we have obtained a grant from the Paul Allen Foundation for […]
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What do you do? It’s a question we get all the time. Here’s a look at a couple of the things that we do at one of our Open Make nights. One of the first stops for visitors is our 3D printer. A couple members are working on getting better and better prints – something […]
Join Tampa Hackerspace on November 9th for the first Restart Party in North America. This is a fun and free community event where volunteers experienced with electronics help others learn to repair and maintain their broken or slow devices. Restart Tampa runs from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. A Restart Party is a collaborative process, […]
Now that donations are starting to roll in, it’s time to get a handle on organizing them. We’ve take the time to draft some policies and procedures for handling donations. It’s a work in progress and the document is open to public comment. You’ll find it at Donation Policy Draft. Some highlights: Items we can’t […]
Progress is accelerating! There are a lot of changes afoot. We're going to make an effort each Friday to send out one of these updates with the latest news, events, and projects. Andy Thoreson has offered to take on the regular communications via our mailing list and help update and streamline our website. Here are […]
Our group project for the Orlando Maker Faire is well underway. Our first meeting was this past Monday where we tested the technology for feasibility, worked out a detailed project plan and feature set and determined a budget for the project. We’ll be building three 1 meter hoops and six 30 cm hoops which will […]
I can’t begin to describe what a blast we had building a full scale Tardis and then embedding a video game into the box! We had 30 days to design, build and program this beast. On the way, I personally managed to fry TWO Raspberry Pi’s. But, in the end, the project rocked. Neil provided […]
Board of Directors meeting at 6:00 PM. Here is the agenda. Open Meeting at 7:00 PM. Lots of projects to talk about plus an LED hoop demo and a membership update.
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We had another great meeting last night! I counted about 36 people present and we had a lot of cool projects that people talked about. There was great networking before and after the meeting. We ended about 9:30 and the last of us rolled out of here around 11. For those who couldn’t make it, […]