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New Space for a New Year

The start of 2019 brings with it the annual process of elections, taxes, Winter weather, and in particular for the Hackerspace; expansion!

We have recently made an exciting addition to our community of makers, creators, and hackers. This comes in the form of an annexation of adjacent space, bringing with it a move for the Metal Shop, an office area, extra storage, and a whole other entrance on what was the rear of our building!

A big thank you needs to go out to the admin team and board members for working hard to orchestrate this. So thank you all!

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Teenage Engineering OP-Z Teardown

I got my hands on an OP-Z Music Synthesizer and am amazed at how fun it is to make music!  It’s a worthy companion to one of my all-time-favorite consumer products, the OP-1.
I had questions about what’s inside, so we did what true hackers do – break out a T4 torx wrench!!

The unit is incredibly small – very portable and only 10mm thick:

The back (not shown) is easily removed by rotating the feet so that the rear panel comes off.  Inside is a user-replaceable battery.  A little surprise is that the expansion slot contains a phone holder that can be attached to the back of the unit — thoughtful design!

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