So Make It, the Southampton Makerspace, is a volunteer-run non-profit community space for people of all walks of life who like to make things, be they physical, digital or otherwise. Having only existed since March 2013, the Makerspace already has many tools available to use such as a 3D printer, lathe, various drills and saws, . . . → Read More: Crowdfunding the Southampton makerspace
A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace, or hackspace) is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialise and/or collaborate. [wikipedia]
SoMakeIt is Southampton’s makerspace has existed for nearly 4 months. It is open Tuesdays 7:30 – 10:00pm and Saturdays . . . → Read More: Southampton’s hackerspace/makerspace
YouTube recently suggested this video to me, being several years old you may have seen it, but if you haven’t then I also recommend watching it. It is an interesting talk on the idea of a genius programmer, and will probably ring true for most programmers out there.
I found quite a few similarities . . . → Read More: The Myth of the Genius Programmer
The Southackton group had a pretty good meetup last thursday. Lots of fun things going on. There were walking robots, autonomous wheeled robots, RF hacking of LightWaveRF remote control systems, arduinos, raspberry pis and more. Also, there was cake!
Benjie RF hacking
Mark supplying cake
Hacking some android hardware
. . . → Read More: Southackton meetup on Thursday
I have been flicking through the following FAQ on the GNU GPL: Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU GPL – GNU Project – Free Software Foundation (FSF). I am trying to understand the risks that we are told about regularly in IBM of working with/on Open Source code.
I have to say that most of . . . → Read More: Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU GPL
This post was originally drafted in May when I actually bought my kindle – I finally got round to actually publishing it…
Earlier this year I finally gave in. I felt a moment of regret about buying into an enormous DRM machine as I clicked purchase on my new Amazon Kindle 3G. I felt a . . . → Read More: Kindle-ing a desire to read