Random Hacks Of Kindness – December 2013



We are busy planning Random Hacks of Kindness (see rhok.org) for the first weekend of December 2013.  It is an international event and we have been organizing this in Pretoria (organized by House4hack, UNISA, CSIR, SAP Research)  since 2011 and think it is time to also bring it to Braamfontein!

For the December 2013 event we have teamed up with UNISA, CSIR, mLab, ThoughtWorks, JCSE

Register now!

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What happened Tuesday 11/11


Ok  i was late at h4h.. went to Microsoft SQL users group first.. Kind of a support group for DBA’s .

So i got there at 21h00.
Arnold and Philip came around, so there was “some” talk about quadcopters. Add Gert and some others and it lasted for hours.

Philip brought his little ninja. This pic from http://ninjablocks.com/ .
What i found fascinating was the packaging- – bit weird..But when is the last time that you got something that you where super exited about that there was a bit of TLC bestowed on your purchase?  And the box can be re-used- not the cheapest – not penny pinching-but flair.

ninjablocks box

But – there is some fine print- it read “hack me” (the purple tag)  But YOU probably knew that..

I helped someone with a arduino problem… OK, it was just installation, use 1.0.5, do NOT use 1.0.3. I listened when Gert told someone else..
And then all of the sudden it was 1AM way past bed time…

Till next time,


Edit:  Before Kobus arrived, Gert almost broke the first rule of House4Hack:don’t be on fire.  He wanted to see what happens when you put 220V on a 30V rated poly-fuse.  Well nothing happens until the fuse current is exceeded and then FIRE

Edit: Before Kobus arrived, a few of us also had a skype session with the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge leader team, most of them residing in Washington DC and Casper van Zyl, CEO from Johannesburg based Global Unmanned Systems, joined us in the studio as well. We also brainstormed a few ideas around thinking outside the box regarding the challenge/competition.

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Happy Birthday Freddie!


Freddie brought us some cake for his birthday today


And later

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!


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