Good mix of activities on Monday this week.

Neil was in the workshop creating plenty of wood chips on the lathe. James brought in an xBox One Kinect Camera (v2) which was used for 3d scanning and skeleton tracking via the windows SDK. Now the plug packs have come down in cost there seems to be plenty of hacking potential here - A definite upgrade on the 360 Kinects we have been using.

Tim 3D printed a couple of designs his son had put together in Blender and the laser cutter got some use as well: Alan laser cut a spool holder he designed for his 3D printer. We started a 'members' projects' whiteboard so members can share the things they are working on with the aim of matching interests and fostering collaboration.

rsz_img_20170301_085901133.jpg Alan's Filament Spool Holder

Other members were working on a project involving the ESP8266 WiFi-enabled microcontroller and an accelerometer. Tony put up some pegboard in the workshop above new bench, and finally there were a couple of potential new members who got the tour of the space. A busy meet up indeed.

Happy Hacking,


Posted in Weekly Blog Posts on Mar 01, 2017


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