HackSpace magazine 12: build your first rocket!

Move over, Elon Musk — there’s a new rocket maverick in town: YOU! Rockets! Step inside the UK rocketry scene, build and launch a rocket, design your own one, and discover the open-source rocket programmes around the world! In issue 12, we go behind the scenes at a top-secret launch site in the English Midlands to have a go at our own rocket launch, find the most welcoming bunch of people we’ve ever met, and learn about centre of gravity, centre of pressure, acceleration, thrust, and a load of other terms that make us feel like NASA scientists. Meet the Maker: Josef Prusa In makerception news, we meet the maker who makes makers, Josef Prusa, aka Mr 3D Printing, and we find out what’s next for his open-source hardware empire

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HackSpace magazine 10: build a drone

If you’re a subscriber to HackSpace magazine you’ll already know all about issue 10. For the rest of you who’ve yet to subscribe, issue 10 is out today! Build a drone Ever since Icarus flew too close to the sun, man has dreamed of flight. Thanks to brushless motors, cheaper batteries than ever before, and smaller, more powerful microcontrollers, pretty much anyone with the right know-how can build their own drone.

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Hackspace magazine 9: tools, tools, tools

Rejoice! It’s time for a new issue of Hackspace magazine , packed with things for you to make, build, hack, and create!   HackSpace magazine issue 9 Tools: they’re what separates humans from the apes! Whereas apes use whatever they find around them to get honey, pick pawpaws, and avoid prickly pears, we humans take the step of making things with which to make other things. That’s why in this issue of HackSpace magazine, we look at 50 essential tools to make you better at making (and by extension better at being a human)

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Moonhack 2018: reaching for the stars!

Last year, Code Club Australia set a new world record during their Moonhack event for the most young people coding within 24 hours. This year, they’re hoping to get 50000 kids involved — here’s how you can take part in this interstellar record attempt! Celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing Nearly 50 years ago, humankind took one giant leap and landed on the moon for the first time. The endeavour involved an incredible amount of technological innovation that, amongst other things, helped set the stage for modern coding

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HackSpace magazine 8: Raspberry Pi <3 Arduino

Arduino is officially brilliant. It’s the perfect companion for your Raspberry Pi, opening up new possibilities for robotics, drones and all sorts of physical computing projects. In HackSpace magazine issue 8   we’re taking a look at what’s going on on planet Arduino, and how it can make our world better

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Hackspace magazine 6: Paper Engineering

HackSpace magazine is back with our brand-new issue 6 , available for you on shop shelves, in your inbox, and on our website right now. Inside Hackspace magazine 6 Paper is probably the first thing you ever used for making, and for good reason: in no other medium can you iterate through 20 designs at the cost of only a few pennies. We’ve roped in Rob Ives to show us how to make a barking paper dog with moveable parts and a cam mechanism. Even better, the magazine includes this free paper automaton for you to make yourself.

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HackSpace magazine 5: Inside Adafruit

There’s a new issue of HackSpace magazine on the shelves today, and as usual it’s full of things to make and do! Adafruit We love making hardware, and we’d also love to turn this hobby into a way to make a living. So in the hope of picking up a few tips, we spoke to the woman behind Adafruit: Limor Fried, aka Ladyada. Adafruit has played a massive part in bringing the maker movement into homes and schools, so we’re chuffed to have Limor’s words of wisdom in the magazine

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