Cleaning up, make DSL nice(ish)

We are doing some cleaning up! As always, please consider becoming a member and support Hong Kong’s longest-running hackerspace since 2011. Thanks to Felix, Gabriel, Neil, and Philip, we made DSL a little better for existing and new members. We figure we need to make the space nice and tidy to attract new members and …

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DSL logo on National Commando 505

We are Hong Kong’s first hackerspace. Since 2011, we provide a space for creative, inquisitive and playful minds to hack the universe. Like every other space on planet earth where people gather, our hackerspace has struggled to make ends meet during the pandemic. Our membership plummeted. Our income from organising events in the space dried …

TouchDesigner – 2024-02-27

During our weekly HackJam, visitor Iulian gave an impromptu presentation showing us TouchDesigner. Its node based editor is popular to create visuals for VJing in clubs. Iulian generated Perlin noise, then used the bass frequency of a music loop to advance through the noise along the z axis. Next, he showed how to separate an …

Bamboo & Banyans: 3D modeling with SpeedTree – 2023-09-26

Screenshot of SpeedTree showing an attempt to model a banyan with realistic prop roots

The presentation started with an introduction to living architecture, the practice of growing houses out of trees. For planning projects, visualization is important. During the second part of the presentation, we looked into SpeedTree, a software for designing trees in 3D. It is primarily used in the gaming and movie industries. We created a simple …

Complex ideas, Simply explained – 2023-08-08

In front of a packed space, Christian started his presentation by highlight a few examples where excessive jargon can make a valuable idea a complete turn-off for the public and investors. A simple methodology was shown on how to present a complex idea to nonspecialists using five tools. The presentation concluded with an exercise where …

Bamboo & Banyans: Prototyping – 2023-07-01

Bamboo & Banyans Architectural Prototyping

We started with laser cutting parts for a model of the squatter house ruin visited during our session in May. There were five participants, Simon and his two children as well as Effy and Victoria. Meanwhile I gave an introduction to living architecture and to our site. In the second part of the workshop, participants …