As some of you may have heard already, our member and friend John Lamb died recently in a skiing accident. John had spent the winter in Chamonix and was an accomplished skier and snowboarder, sadly John’s accident was caused by bad weather and bad luck. On behalf of Edinburgh Hacklab I think it’s fair to Read more about “Laser” John Lamb[…]
Good news everyone! It’s just over a week until the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire! Put Sunday the 7th of April from 10AM in your diary and come down to Summerhall for: Robots! Electronics! 3D printing! Flashing lights! Skulls! Boats! Etc! As the Mini Maker Faire will be at Summerhall (where Hacklab lives), in addition to Read more about Maker Faire is coming to town![…]
We had an interesting visitor to Tuesday’s Open Night: Ben Hammond of LearnBurma. Ben is currently dancing from John O’Groats to Land’s End! It’s all to raise awareness of the situation in Burma and some money for charities working in and for Burma. You can read more about Ben’s challenge on the Dance Britain website. Read more about Dance Britain – now with more noise![…]
My Raspberry Pi delivery date is now only two ice ages away! Until the mighty Pi ships, where can you get a cheap embedded Linux fix? Please welcome the catchily named TP-Link TL-WR703N! So what is it? For about £20 you can get a teeny embedded Linux device (in a nice little enclosure) with built in Read more about Can’t wait for the Raspberry Pi? Hack a router![…]
Our friends at Farnell recently sent us a Weller BP645EU battery-powered soldering iron to play with. We put it to the test and here’s what we thought… The first impressions are good. It’s a nice, simple, product: throw away the instructions, install three AA batteries, remove the cover, slide the switch to on and hold Read more about Review: Weller BP645EU battery-powered soldering iron[…]
Earlier this year, Edinburgh film student Kelly Jamieson visited the lab to make a documentary. Now it’s on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. See Aaron’s payphone being investigated! Experience Martin philosophising on hackerspaces! Watch TomH tinker with the CNC! It’s all here in Hacklab: A documentary!