The school consists of some pre-fab buildings and is in the process of creating more permanent structures
Learners on their way to ASE
ASE from the skye taken by Arnold during one of the quadcopter demos
The day started at 9.30 with Jay (the school’s founder) introducing us to the learners (a very special experience – all of us got cheers, even the software developers!).
The day started with Jay introducing us and explaining the day to the learners
Then the group was split into three, rotating through two classrooms, each with three tech tutorials. The group not in either of the classrooms spent some time dreaming and scheming about their upcoming projects and interacting with demos in the tented area.
On Saturday we got to play with one of the RoboBeasts fresh off the production line – Arnold took these stunning pictures:
Printing some quadcopter parts
Apart from helping out with the testing (uhmm…yeah right), the reason for us wanting to use the RoboBeast is, it is FAST!!! If you have ever messed around with 3d printing, you will know there is a lot of waiting involved… also it has a massive print bed (320 x 385mm) so quadcopter frames easily fit onto it
We printed parts for the Spidex Micro (https://www.youmagine.com/designs/spidex-micro-by-quaternium) and Squiggles – Philip’s quadruped remix (http://www.thingiverse.com/make:48438):
Spidex Micro By Quaternium
Squiggles (build by Philip) was a hit and brought home the power of combining electronics and 3d printing
The RoboBeast and Morgan joint production line is currently in the back section of House4Hack, occupying the old garage and main bedroom (the yellow bits in the picture below). The new workshop has been filled with some impressive machines and members are welcome to use these after completing the initiation course.