Archive for the ‘hardware hacks’ Category

Project of The Week: Beetle-Kill Pine Door

Howdy Hackers! Due to high rental costs in Boulder, my roommate and I decided to rent out the living room! It’s a pretty sweet living room, has it’s own separate entrance and a balcony. It made sense to us because the kitchen is the size of the living room with a balcony and entrance as […]

Member Project of the Week: Hacking a bargain LED lantern

I’ve often found there’s always a bit of “Tim the Tool Man Taylor” in every hacker.  That is, we all endeavor to make something bigger, badder, and more powerful than anything in it’s class.  Such is the thinking behind this project.  My Mom is an avid shopper, and she is often finding all sorts of […]

Member Project of the Week: The Cyclophone

The Cyclophone in the Soundpuddle at Apogaea.

Ben and I had been talking about building a MIDI controller based off an Arduino for some time now. Then, about a month ago, with Apogaea just around the corner, we started thinking about making an instrument for the Soundpuddle, John English’s spectrum-analyzing dome. We thought it would be cool to build a circular keyboard, where […]

Member Project of the Week!

Welcome to a new blog section where we feature the work of our incredibly talented members! Look for a new hack every Tuesday, and learn just what we all get up to at SSD. This week, Skyler Fly-Wilson shared this video of a dancing LED demo he put together using Arduino. It’s super cool, and […]

Arduino Night @ BHS

We had Arduino night last Thursday. The big win was all the mentorship happening around the room on Arduino, projects and discussing the how’s and why’s. It was a terrific buzz with a wide range of activity.     From simple beginner projects…   to “The Midi Mushroom”, a really cool project Chris is working […]

Printer Hacking

Reposted from Hackerspace member Ross’s blog So the other day I was walking home from school and as I was walking by the dumpster I saw an old printer in there. I don’t know why someone was throwing it away but I didn’t care as I had more nefarious plans for it than simply spraying […]