Houston's Hackerspace

Dec 4, 2013 by smcameron
rtavk3 writes: Howdy, its time for your monthly what's happening at the lab! Things are a little slow these days with the Holidays in effect. Hope everyone is having a great time and will be back in full force in the new year. Anyway there is still a lot going ...
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Nov 21, 2013 by smcameron
The eleventh meeting of the Houston Recreational Computer Programming Group was held Sunday, November 10th, 2013. Stephen Cameron and Jeremy Van Grinsven talked about how they used quaternions in the game Space Nerds in Space to represent the orientation of objects within the game as well as rotations and incrementally ...
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Oct 20, 2013 by chriscauley
I've been making many changes to the TX/RX website over the last few days. Mostly this involves course evaluations and emailing new members. One fun change is that comments now support mark down. If you want to use mark down in comments just click "Formatting Help" above the comments. Markdown ...
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Oct 14, 2013 by smcameron
The tenth meeting of the Houston Recreational Computer Programming Group met this past Sunday, October 13th, at TX/RX Labs to bask in the LCD glow of computer monitors and share the latest goings on in local recreational computer programming. First up, Frank Davies showed off his musical contraption, a 3D-printed ...
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Oct 13, 2013 by chriscauley
Space Nerds in Space is a multiplayer cooperative space ship bridge simulator made by one of the members of TX/RX. Another member, Jack Younger made this mini documentary about the game. It's highly entertaining and shows off the game quite nicely. We usually play SNiS at TX/RX during the open ...
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Sep 23, 2013 by rtavk3
We got an amazing windfall. Due to the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Ehni we are the proud recipient of a Moose Electric Truck. This truck is in amazing condition (only 2.5k miles), runs on LiPo batteries and will make an amazing platform for teaching about EV's and also ...
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Sep 23, 2013 by rtavk3
Member, Bill Swann built his own amazing Solar Tracking array and a few of us took a preliminary trip to check it out. And we can report it was mighty awesome. All designed and fabricated by Bill its really pushing from DIY to professional. A trip is being setup for ...
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Sep 23, 2013 by rtavk3
We ran out of group and members tables so we build another 16 of them to offer members more space. Thought I might share with you some of the build photos. We pour really serious concrete tables which will last forever, there is even a class scheduled on how to ...
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Sep 9, 2013 by smcameron
rtavk3 writes: Howdy, September starts and so it's time for another lab update to keep you abreast of the happenings around the lab. CLASSES!! Are posted at http://classes.txrxlabs.org. Let everyone you know about it and spread the word. Also make sure to sign up soon as some of our popular ...
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Sep 9, 2013 by smcameron
This past Sunday, September 8th, 2013, the 9th meeting of the Houston Recreational Computer Programming Group was held at TX/RX Labs. Patrick Wheeler discussed stream processing with pull based acyclic graphs using the Pipes package in Haskell. There was some discussion about how this way of doing things might be ...
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