Designing and Creating - The only limit is our imaginations
- On Sunday 17th of June, members of The Melbourne Computer Club will be opening up our doors to welcome to share our love of technology with you. We're a wide range of people from many different backgrounds, some of us are full time engineers, some teachers, accountants and tradespeople.
- The one thing we have in common is a passion for technology, if you do too, then please register for this free event. We'd love to meet you and learn what projects you're up to.
Many different projects
- We've collected together a collection of our members' side projects that they've been working on at the club to showcase.
Open day for everyone
You might be a weekend hacker, part time maker, or a full time enthusiast. Either way, we're just as keen to show you our projects as we are to hear about what you've got on the go, even if they are still up in your head and haven't made it to paper or computer yet. (We can relate to that.)
All of us are motivated by one thing in common, we're interested in understanding more about technology. Nobody said "computer" was limited to that thing which sits on your desk!
Everyone is welcome
If you would like a community and a space where you can indulge and challenge yourself to do more with your technology and create new and amazing things. Come and visit us on Sunday 17th June.
Energy Efficiency & Convenience
Rob automated his
Curtains & Blinds
with ESP8266, OpenHAB & geared motors
to help heat his home in winterCurtains are important for privacy and for helping managing warmth during winter. Learn how Rob is harnessing the energy from the sun to help maintain his home temperatures at a more pleasant level during winter.
Stephen analyses his
Solar PV & Energy Usage
with NodeRED, InfluxDB & Grafan0
to help his family manage energy use
After converting to all-electric in 2016, Stephen and his wife upgraded their home with solar in 2017. He started to analyse generation and usage patterns and is using this to help his family better understand how they can improve their personal energy usage awareness in summer and winter.
John built and automated a
Sun Tracking Mirror
with stepper motors, CNC & Raspberry Pi
to reduce his heating energy costs
John has a particular room on the south side of his house which never sees the sun. Using a movable mirror, John is able to send about 1kW of sun energy into that room all day long, making it several degrees warmer during winter.
Chris built a
with NodeRED, Raspberry Pi & Servo Motors
to make life more convenient
When Chris moved into his new home, he had a front gate which is an important part of his home's appearance and security, but it was very inconvenient by not being automated. Using NodeRED and a wifi Raspberry Pi, Chris automated it.
Learning & Growing
Amir & David designed a
with MicroMite and MMBasic
to teach young people how to how to code
Mohan built a home made
with a custom frame & Raspberry Pi
he wanted to tinker without hesitation
John built a home made
with a Dremel, Arduino & Rapsberry Pi
he saw how useful they are, and wanted one
Sean converted some
Dot Matrix Displays
with Raspberry Pi & Arduino