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DevSpace

Devspace is a development space run by CSESoc. It was created to allow students to develop for free using hardware that would normally be prohibitively expensive to buy, and houses hardware such as Occulus Rift, Leap Motion, and a 3D printer. As part of the Devspace team you can help by contributing your thoughts on how the space can be improved, and your time by helping to keep the space open during the uni session.

The Devspace Team

Devspace Equipment

MakerBot Replicator 2

A desktop 3D printer with the build envelope of 285 mm × 153 mm × 155 mm using PLA and can print at 100 µm per layer. The price of your print is determined by the amount of filament it uses. The formula for pricing is: Math.ceil(0.08325 * g) where g is the amount of filament used in your print, measured in grams.

Official Site - Live Stream

Oculus Rift Development Kit

The Oculus Rift is a next-generation virtual reality headset that lets players step inside their favorite games and virtual worlds.

Official Site

Razer Hydra

The Razer Hydra is a motion and orientation detection game controller developed by Sixense Entertainment. It uses a weak magnetic field to detect the absolute position and orientation of the controllers with a precision of 1 mm and 1°; it has six degrees of freedom. The current release is wired.

Official Site

Arduino

Arduino is a single-board microcontroller, intended to make the application of interactive objects or environments more accessible. The hardware consists of an open-source hardware board designed around an 8-bit Atmel AVR microcontroller, or a 32-bit Atmel ARM. Pre-programmed into the on-board microcontroller chip is a boot loader that allows uploading programs into the microcontroller memory without needing a chip (device) programmer.

Official Site

Kinect

Kinect is a line of motion sensing input devices by Microsoft for Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles and Windows PCs. Based around a webcam-style add-on peripheral, it enables users to control and interact with their console/computer without the need for a game controller, through a natural user interface using gestures and spoken commands.

Official Site

Leap Motion

Leap Motion is a computer hardware sensor device that supports hand and finger motions as input, analogous to a mouse, but requiring no hand contact or touching. The Leap Motion controller is a small USB peripheral device which is designed to be placed on a physical desktop, facing upward. Using two monochromatic IR cameras and three infrared LEDs, the device observes a roughly hemispherical area, to a distance of about 1 meter (3 feet).

Official Site

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Raspberry Pi has a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip (SoC), which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, VideoCore IV GPU, 512 MB of RAM and uses an SD card for booting and persistent storage. The Foundation provides Debian and Arch Linux ARM distributions for download. Tools are available for Python as the main programming language, with support for BBC BASIC, C, Java and Perl.

Official Site

Ninja Blocks

Ninja Blocks are tiny cloud enabled computers that can sense their environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect their surroundings by controlling lights, power sockets, and other actuators.

Official Site

More information can be found by emailing csesoc.devspace.head@cse.unsw.edu.au.