I just whipped up this LED tester tonight while at the lab. The two probes provide just the right power for a single normal LED. I built it because I need a way to test tiny surface mount LEDs.
I plan on leaving it at the lab for everyone to use. Keep in [...]
Quelab wants to invite you in to play with lightpainting. (basically long exposure photography in the dark, where you can use led/lights/phones/lasers/glowsticks to litterally draw in four dimensions!
Cost is just our usual hacknight fee + a fee for a memory card(which you get to keep with your digital creations on it) [...]
Circuit-Bending Hackerspace Rock Band, CMKT 4, is doing a workshop Wednesday, May 9th, 7-9:PM building contact microphones in conjunction with Quelab. These microphones are powerful enough to do whatever you want, and accessible enough for all skill levels. Plus, they’re made out of bottle caps, which is just awesome. It’s a DIY electronics project [...]
We know the story. The Nook Color from B&N is pretty fun and awesome. But its not a real Android device ’till you have the full Android experience.
I know how that feels. I got a Nook to replace a tablet that died. so far, the Nook has proven to be one of my favorite [...]
One of our members doing what he can to promote our little Hackerspace, Posted plans/instruction for how to build the working Milkyway Rocket engine.
Looks like its a popular Instructable, this morning they made it a “Featured Instructable”.
Check it out here, http://www.instructables.com/id/Candybar-Milkyway-Rocket-Engine/
Peek is a project to streamline Android to run on lower cost devices, and run more smoothly.
I am an Android user and supporter, but am often embarrassed by the sluggishness of the OS as delivered by my phone carrier. I hope that some of the Peek work will bring user responsiveness [...]
After a few of us discovered how needlessly complicated many of the setup guides were for Debian/Ubuntu systems, we decided to do a quick tutorial on the steps to get started with Arduino as a public service.
Quick install directions for people using a Debian based LINUX distro, like Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install [...]
Who is interested in BEAM bots? Biology Electronic Aesthetic Mechanics? These are small, simple robots, built from a small number of discrete components. Part of the Aesthetic of these robots is to make a robot from a very simple analogue circuit. This is NOT something people are likely to be able to finish in a [...]
October is Spooky month at Quelab! We are working on some of the creepy bump in the night tech, leading up to Quelab’s Haunted Lab on October 29th and 30th!
But before all that we have to build lots of creepy crawly things to supply our Haunted Lab, and we’re inviting you [...]
Terry Holt is a local Albuquerque maker who I met three weeks ago. He’s got an extensive background in engineering, but these days he’s working on (among other things) a portable structure he can tow behind his car and use to camp in relative comfort!
His first version was designed out of foam insulation. He chose [...]
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