RoboBeast hot off the production line


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

Printing some quadcopter parts

Printing a frog (again)

Printing squiggles


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 ( and Squiggles – Philip’s quadruped remix (

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.

Robohadn, Robobeast and Morgan production line

Robohand, Robobeast and Morgan production line


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Introduction to Eagle CAD – 30 August


Tom from BinarySpace has offered to do an introduction to Eagle CAD on 30 August, by designing a custom Arduino compatible devboard.

Course will be divided into 3 sections:

  • Drawing the Schematic
  • Layout/Route the PCB
  • Prepare files for PCB Manufacturing

Laptop with free version of Eagle pre-installed

Course cost is R350, payable to the following account:

K2013229665 (SA) PTY LTD
Bank : FNB
Account Number : 62446831390
Branch Code : 250655 (Some banks required additional 00 at the end)
Reference : Eagle (and your name)

If you would like to attend then please send an email with your proof of payment to book your spot to tvdbon at gmail dot com

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Intermediate Arduino Course – 23 August


Please note that the 23rd August class is fully booked, you can complete the form below if you want to be notified of future courses

Learn to build an  Arduino weather station with temperature, humidity and pressure readings. Data get saved to a SD card and will also be displayed in real time on a LCD screen. A RTC will keep track of date and time.

Intermediate Project Overview


This class is for anyone who understands the basics of the Arduino Single Board Microcontroller and wants to take their projects to the next level.   You will learn to write sketches that fully take advantage of the capabilities of the Arduino.  You will also learn new ways make your Arduino communicate with other devices.  We will include a project that takes advantage of all topics covered.Students are expected to understand the basics of the Arduino. This means understanding the basic hardware, pin layout, basic programming with the Arduino IDE and connecting LED’s, switches and potentiometers.

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