Projects and Stuff

Hobart Hackerspace members are a diverse lot and the diversity of their projects, activities and creations reflect this. The pictures and links on this page show some of the things we do or have done.

In no particular order:

Steam power

STEAM is a 21st century acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

In the previous two centuries it referred to the harnessing of the power of water vapour to produce mechanical energy. One of our members has a few model steam engines, which he has brought in to show in the space. They are a popular display, giving a different view of technology, and what can be built. We have run several of them and explored their working principles. See more here.

Analog computer

In the dark ages of computing, before digital electronics could operate with any speed, there was a different form of computing - Analog computers. These used electronic voltage and current as direct analogues of physical quantities and used them to model the behaviour of physical objects and systems.

Tom has actually built one. It lives in the Space and if you ask him nicely he’ll demonstrate it for you.