Element 14: Great Global Hackerspace Challenge

The QC Co-Lab is proud to participate in Element 14’s global hackerspace challenge for education. This competition involves 30 teams from all over the world competing for best educational innovation or invention.   We’ll release more details in the days to come as our product goes from idea to invention, so check back soon!

Screen Printing at the QC Co-Lab

Becky Taube brought her screen printing kit to the lab and Neal Meeker taught an impromptu class covering the basics for a couple of Ladies on Sunday. Check out the gallery on Drop Box.

QC Co-Lab, a year in review

This Saturday was our yearly meeting. We had food, greeted new members, talked about past successes and discussed upcoming projects. The QC Co-Lab received the keys to this space almost a year ago. In that time, we’ve met many new members, been on television twice, been in make magazine, won our first contest, contributed to ...

Arduino: Breaking the Board

Time to break out of the confines of your Arduino! Join guest speaker Ray Scheufler of KSU, Steve Hamer and David Hinkle of the QC Co-Lab for a step by step demonstration of how to design and fabricate your own custom Arduino board! As many of you may know, the Arduino is what we in ...

Arduino 2 – Now I know my ABC’s, won’t you come and play with me?

Our latest vlog takes you through the process of designing a more complex program and introduces the concepts of variables and control structures.

News Channel 4 Story on the QC Co-Lab

For those that missed it, here’s the story news channel 4 did on the QC Co-Lab.

Arduino 1 – Getting Started with Arduino and C/C++

A QC Co-Lab video production, this how-to series will get you started with the Arduino. One new video a week destined to transform you from complete newb to Arduino master.

Monthly Business Meeting

This month the QC Co-Lab voted in three new members to our roster. I’m pleased to introduce: * Neal Meeker – High School Teacher * Dave Langkamp – Designer/Fabricator/Tinkerer Extraordinaire * Trevor Fuhs – Amature Super Villian For meeting minutes please see: https://wiki.qccolab.com/index.php?title=Meeting_02.12.2011

QC Co-Lab Introduction to C/C++ Microcontroller Programming

Robots? Check. UAVs? Check. Model Trains? Check. Creepy walking things to scare your girlfriend? Check. Microcontrollers are the marvel of the modern world. With a mastery of these devices you can program anything to do anything anytime for any reason. At the QC Co-Lab’s 6 week intro to micro-controller workshop you will learn to operate ...

ReMade Aims to Bring the Maker Movement Mainstream Again

As we were planning our grand opening event, I received an e-mail from a guy named Chris. Chris talked to me about a documentary he and several other people were filming, and they wanted to come to the QC Co-Lab to feature our space. Not one to turn down free publicity, it was an easy ...