Houston's Hackerspace

Mar 10, 2013 by smcameron
The third meeting of the Recreational computer group took place today, March 10, 2013, and was well attended. Edwin G. presented some slides about the ant colony optimization algorithm which has applications in scheduling, routing and other areas. He also presented some information about the Maven build system used by ...
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Mar 2, 2013 by smcameron
A couple weeks ago TX/RX member Jeremy G. picked up a broken CNC mini-lathe at a local pawn shop for fifty bucks and brought it in. Within a few hours, he and other members Chris K., Roland K, and Greg S. had it up and running under the control of ...
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Feb 16, 2013 by smcameron
If you missed the open house this past Friday night (02/15/2013) at TX/RX labs, you missed a good show. Jeremy Van Grinsven brought in the RGB laser projector he's been working on over the last month. The projector contains three lasers, red, blue and green. The beams are conjoined by ...
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Feb 11, 2013 by smcameron
This past Sunday, Feb. 10th, the 2nd meeting of the Recreational Computer Programming Group was held. Chris Ertel showed us some cool effects dynamically applied to webcam output via OpenGL shaders, and some interesting procedurally generated maps for some sort of zombie infection game. Marlin Mixon demonstrated an Android app ...
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Jan 15, 2013 by chriscauley
EDIT: I just saw a google+ post about this meetup, the next one is scheduled for February 10th at 1:30 pm. We don't have presenters yet so let me know if you have something to show off. We hope to see you there! This Sunday TX/RX labs held the first ...
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Jan 15, 2013 by chriscauley
The golden ratio has long fascinated mankind because blah blah blah... And the golden rectangle has aesthetic properties because of yadda yadda yadda... If you don't already know about this magical number, I'm not the person to educate you. Trust me, it's cool. About a year ago I decided to ...
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Dec 25, 2012 by chriscauley
The new TX/RX blog site uses WMD editor, a what-you-see-is-what-you-mean markdown editor. You can use this to add any image, but we have our own image library that we want to pull in images from (so that we can re-use photos elsewhere on the site, coming soon!), so we needed ...
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Dec 17, 2012 by rtavk3
Christmas just isnt the same without bending the rules of spacetime. So we whipped up a couple portals and through the tree through it. All the ornaments were custom cut on the Laser cutter as part of our ornament build day and yes that is a Hyrul Crest as the ...
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Oct 6, 2012 by smcameron
Over the course of a week or so, TX/RX labs member Jeremy Van Grinsven built this amazing Arduino driven edge-lit laser-etched acrylic zoetrope showing an animation derived from another TX/RX member’s video game, Word War vi [full disclosure, that other member is me. -- Ed.] Here it is on YouTube ...
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Sep 9, 2012 by smcameron
Always wanted to build a go-kart but don’t know how to weld? Or maybe you would like to make an iPhone game, but don’t know how to program? Or perhaps you have ideas for some cool electronics projects, but don’t really know how to get started? More likely, you have ...
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