Many of you may be aware the hackerspace group Heatsync Labs, operating out of Gangplank Chandler over the past year, outgrew the space we had available and moved their operations to Mesa. While happy to see them grow, moving on to bigger and better things, this left a hole in the Gangplank space for many of us.
To help fix this problem, we have gotten together to create Gangplank Labs. Gangplank Labs is a place for those working on low voltage projects to collaborate, solve problems, teach, learn and just have a good time. Some examples of current projects are a Jeopardy style game (Lou Prado), a Shitter Awareness System (Mike Benner, Derek Neighbors and Jade Meskill) and a simple standardized prototyping kit (Mike Benner and Adam Mokan).
Many of the projects are built around the Arduino microcontroller, which has a group that meets on the second Wednesday night of every month. Additionally, there is a Mindstorms Sumo Bot Challenge that is held on the 3rd Wednesday night of the month. We also work with the Gangplank Jr program in running the First Lego League teams and special programming events (a Mod Kit course is in the works).
All of our projects will be posted here, along with tutorials and special events. We welcome you to come in, check out the space and get involved.