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Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement [Paperback]

John Baichtal

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Table of Contents

Foreword  1

Introduction: The Bleeding Edge of the DIY Movement  3

It’s All About the Community  3

Hackerspace U  5

The First Wave of Hackerspaces  7

Hackers on a Plane  8

The First Hackers  9

Hackers and Crime  10

Pranks  11

A Love of Community  12

Project 1: Karate Champ Game  15

Hackerspace Profile: The Hack Factory  16

The Hack Factory Space Details  16

The Project  17

Project 2: Sudo Make Me a Sandwich Robot  29

Hackerspace Profile: NYC Resistor  30

Space Details  30

The Project  31

Basic Building Steps  36

Further Reading  37

Project 3: Networked Geiger Counter  39

Hackerspace Profile: Tokyo Hackerspace  40

Tokyo Hackerspace Details  40

The Project  41

Further Reading  48

Project 4: Glass Block LED Matrix  49

Hackerspace Profile: Hive13  50

Space Details  50

The Project  51

Project 5: Bronze-Melting Blast Furnace  57

Hackerspace Profile: Quad City Co-Lab  58

The Project  59

Project 6: Milkymist VJ Console  65

Hackerspace Profile: /tmp/lab  66

Space Details  66

The Project  67

Further Reading  74

Project 7: White Star Trans-Atlantic Balloon  75

Hackerspace Profile: LVL1  76

Space Details  76

The Project  77

Further Reading  87

Project 8: Twitter-Monitoring Christmas Tree  89

Hackerspace Profile: Alpha One Labs  90

Space Details  91

The Project  91

Project 9: Live Wire Go Game  99

Hackerspace Profile: BrmLab (Hackerspace Prague)  100

Notable Equipment  100

Space Details  100

The Project  102

Project 10: Hack Signal  109

Hackerspace Profile: Hack Pittsburgh  110

Space Details  110

The Project  111

Proeject 11: TARDIS Photobooth  119

Hackerspace Profile: Pumping Station: One  120

Space Details  121

The Project  121

Project 12: Interactive Space Invaders Mural  129

Hackerspace Profile: Metalab  130

Space Details  130

The Project  131

Further Reading  138

Project 13: Telepresence Robot  139

Hackerspace Profile: XinCheJian  140

Space Details  140

The Project  141

Further Reading and Viewing  149

Project 14: The Polyplasmic Arcophone  ..151

Hackerspace Profile: The Perth Artifactory  152

The Project  153

Project 15: DIY CNC Router  159

Hackerspace Profile: Harford Hackerspace  160

Space Details  161

The Project  161

Building the Model  166

Converting the Model to Toolpaths  166

Further Reading  168

Project 16: LED Matrix Gaming System  169

Hackerspace Profile: Forsknings-avdelningen  170

Space Details  170

The Project  171

Additional Resources  178

Project 17: MAME Cabinet  179

Hackerspace Profile: theTransistor  180

    Space Details  180

The Project  182

Project 18: Book Scanner  189

Hackerspace Profile: Ace Monster Toys  190

Space Details  190

The Project  191

Further Reading  198

Project 19: OpenDuino  199

Hackerspace Profile: syn2cat  200

Space Details  200

The Project  202

Further Reading  208

Project 20: Project-a-Sketch  209

Hackerspace Profile: HAC:Manchester  210

Space Details  210

The Project  211

Porject 21: Power Racing Car  217

Hackerspace Profile: Milwaukee Makerspace  218

Space Details  218

The Project  219

Project 22: Party Land Pinball Game  227

Hackerspace Profile: Garoa Hacker Clube  228

Space Details  228

The Project  229

Further Reading  234

Project 23: Store Front Music  235

Hackerspace Profile: Collaborative Research Association of Social

Hacktivity  236

Notable Equipment  236

Space Details  236

The Project  238

Further Reading  245

Project 24: Wheelchair Robot  247

Hackerspace Profile: Noisebridge  248

Space Details  248

The Project  250

Conway’s Game of Life  255

Additional Resources  257

Do It Yourself  259

Spread the Word  260

Decide on an Organization Type  261

Name Your Group  262

Hold Meetings  263

Create Bylaws and Rules  264

Choose Leaders  265

Raise Money 266

Find a Space  268

Equip the Space  270

Make Improvements  273

Keep It Clean  273

Secure the Space  274

Be Safe  274

Resolve Conflicts  275

Share Everything  275

Recruit New Members  .276

Teach Classes  277

Help the Community  277

Now What?  278

Hackerspeak  281

 

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