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EEVblog #421 - Melbourne Hackerspace
« on: February 09, 2013, 08:21:09 am »
Dave visits the Connected Community Hacker Space (CCHS)  in Melbourne on Feb 5th 2013
Check out the Cray Supercomputer, automated RFID door access system, 3D printers, various robots, and a chat with the head software developer for the Raspberry Pi.

http://www.hackmelbourne.org/
Andy Gelme is part of http://lifx.co/
Jon Oxer is part of http://www.freetronics.com
Alex Bradbury is part of http://www.raspberrypi.org



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Re: EEVblog #421 - Melbourne Hackerspace
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 04:03:08 pm »
Damn looks like fun/handy place to be if you need access to some more advanced machinery to get those rare oneoff parts done...  :-+

i believe theres couple hackerspaces in my country as well...
Electronics, Linux, Programming, Science... im interested all of it...
 

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Re: EEVblog #421 - Melbourne Hackerspace
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 06:29:35 pm »
Bunch of guys making stuff that later make more stuff. How do they find each other? Who pays for all these gadgets?
 

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Re: EEVblog #421 - Melbourne Hackerspace
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 09:07:01 pm »
Dave visits the Connected Community Hacker Space (CCHS)  in Melbourne on Feb 5th 2013
Check out the Cray Supercomputer, automated RFID door access system, 3D printers, various robots, and a chat with the head software developer for the Raspberry Pi.

http://www.hackmelbourne.org/
Andy Gelme is part of http://lifx.co/
Jon Oxer is part of http://www.freetronics.com
Alex Bradbury is part of http://www.raspberrypi.org



Dave.

Dave ,
      I Really enjoyed this .I am also interested in having a hackerspace in chandigarh my hometown .i would be starting a new thread asking about help and ideas before i dive into it .This was a very very memorable video that would be close to my hart foreever
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Re: EEVblog #421 - Melbourne Hackerspace
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 07:12:53 pm »
I need to rewatch the video, but which cray model was that one exactly? I think he said it was a Y-MP.

Does an iPad really have more compute horsepower than that thing?

According to wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cray_Y-MP ):
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The Y-MP could be equipped with two, four or eight vector processors, with two functional units each and a clock cycle time of 6 ns (167 MHz). Peak performance was thus 333 megaflops per processor.

The best benchmark I can find of the iPad ( http://www.anandtech.com/show/5688/apple-ipad-2012-review/11 ) has numbers going up to 557.0 MFLOPS for the 3rd gen iPad. Which puts it in the ballpark (or at least the neighborhood) of a 2 processor Y-MP.
 

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Re: EEVblog #421 - Melbourne Hackerspace
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 10:19:38 am »
where is the hacker space located?
 

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Re: EEVblog #421 - Melbourne Hackerspace
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 11:55:56 pm »
Near glenferrie station/Swinburne hackmelbourne.org
 


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