wdmAt shackspace we always aim for higher goals, therefore team krebs took action and started with the utlimate project world domination.
For a long time shackspace has had the wooden ‚world domination map‘ on the lounge wall, which gave the whole room a unique flair.
Finally, this weekend some minor but annoying bugs on the map got fixed, like the missing Black and Caspian Sea in Eurasia.
The goal was to place as many hackerspaces (among those who implement the Hackerspace API) as possible on the map and show their open status using RGB LEDs.
Here’s a short timeline of this hacking weekend:
  • Sadly, all Mapping projects for the spaceAPI seemed dead at this point, so @momorientes and @makefoo teamed up and built http://map.krebsco.de to get started. In the process we found some hackerspaces that had switched lat and lon on their API implementations and notified them, in the near future there should be less hackerspaces in the Somalia region 😉
  • ciko, @lotho and @momorientes began to make plans to fix minor bugs in the map and add the Caspian and the Black Sea
  • @phrewfuf and @momorientes started by adding the Caspian and the Black Sea to the exisiting wooden map initially built by @n3rdybirdy.
  • @lotho and @momorientes gave the map a finishing paint.


  •  Jo merged a piece of wood to complete the Caspian Sea
  •  Jo and @codingrixx began to plan the path our bus would have to take around Eurasia
  • @phrewfuf started to solder the WS2812 LEDs and was later replaced by @pcopfer and @codingrixx.
  • @codingrixx and @pcopfer did an awesome job and got half way through Europe
  • Meanwhile @flachdachjogger had started to rip out the existing background illumination and began to replace it with a high density LED stripe
  • @codingrixx single-handedly finished the soldering on Germany (so many hackerspaces!)
  • ttb and @codingrixx continued till 8am to finish Eurasia by soldering LEDs for the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain
  • @gryhsl started to assemble a sorted list of all APIs on the maps part.
  •  @momorientes and @flachdachjogger added 3 more hackerspaces to the map.
  • @flachdachjogger, @momorientes and ttb added wood and hot glue to improve the overall sturdiness of the map.
  •  @flachdachjogger added a power supply and improved the maps supply voltage.
  • @phrewfuf added an arduino for doing a simple fade as long as no ‚brain‘ is added.


  •  @makefoo quickly hacked together a control script for the ws2811 on the esp8266 on the nodemcu firmware. The firmware opens a coap server and exposes the control of the LEDs from an external instance. A VM polls the hackerspace APIs and sets the LEDs to red/green according to their open status. Together with Samu the ESP8266 got deployed in place of the arduino used for testing.
After this long weekend the team had completed continental Eurasia (lacking some small islands such as the UK) and added about 80 LEDs (>450 solder joints).
Sadly smaller hackerspaces didn’t fit on the wooden map in crowded places (the Netherlands on the map is as big as four LEDs), but their status is always correctly displayed on http://map.krebsco.de.
If your hackerspace isn’t on the map, make sure to implement the current version of the hackerspace API, especially when your hackerspace is on the African continent or the Middle East
Work will continue during the next weekends and islands and other continents will be added. The map will also receive a new paint coat and the background illumination will be finalized (we didn’t have enough LED Stripes at hand).
For more pictures of the build check the shackspace Log!


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Am Samstag, den 28.03., ab 15:00 Uhr stellt shackspace Mitglied Joachim in einem Workshop die deklarative Linux-Distribution NixOS vor.


Ziel des Workshops ist es:

Zur Teilnahme wird entweder eine funktionsfähige VirtualBox-Installation oder ein Laptop mit leerer Festplatte benötigt.

NixOS Neulinge können sich mit Joachims Vorträgen auf der GPN und der Easterhegg einen kleinen Vorgeschmack holen.

Zum Vortragenden:
Joachim ist langjähriger NixOS Entwickler und auch beruflich viel mit Linux unterwegs.

Zum Event:
Eintritt frei! (Spenden an shack e.V. sind gerne gesehen) Jeder ist willkommen!
Datum: Samstag, 28.03.2015, 15:00 Uhr
Anfahrt: U4/U9 Haltestelle “Im Degen”, Ulmer Straße 255, Stuttgart Wangen (gegenüber Kulturhaus Arena)

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International space apps challengeshackspace is proud to support and host AerospaceResearch.net – a student team at the University of Stuttgart – in bringing back the NASA Space Applications Challenge (Space Apps) to Stuttgart.
This year the goal is have a bigger, better event as well as a small head-start to give us a better chance at winning one of the awards ;). And we are inviting you to become a part of it!

On Saturday the 28th of February at 18:00 o’clock you can join the Kickoff event, start a team early and get your ideas in (the actual Space Apps event will be held in April).
Also, if everything works out well, participants can get a paper on their project published at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2015.

The AerospaceResearch.net team is working on the Distributed Ground Station Network for tracking small satellites and it’s proof-of-concept project BigWhoop, a global sensor grid for radio spectrum monitoring with software defined radio. You can either join the team or work on any of the other projects.

We already hosted Space Apps in Stuttgart in 2012 and it was a great event for working on space projects within an interdisciplinary team as well as for networking.
So feel invited to be part of this great space event and the global space community!

For more information just visit the kickoff event (there’s a free case of Club Mate Cola!).

About Space Apps:
Space Apps is an international mass collaboration/hackathon focused on space exploration that takes place over a 48-hours timespan in cities all around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. NASA supplies different challenges which you can tackle.

About the Event:
Free entrance! (Donations towards shack e.V. are thankfully received) Everyone’s welcome!
Date: Saturday, 28. February 2015 at 18 o’clock
Driving direction: U4/U9 Haltestelle “Im Degen”, Ulmer Straße 255, Stuttgart Wangen (gegenüber Kulturhaus Arena)

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Am Sonntag den 1. März 2015 um 20 Uhr freuen wir uns mit Jake Rathburn einen alten Bekannten begrüßen zu können.

Auf seiner dritten Tour durch Europa macht er auch wieder im shackspace halt um sein neues Album KLEINER RUHM!!! zu präsentieren.
Für 5 € seid ihr dabei. Für 10 € seid ihr dabei und bekommt noch sein neues Album auf CD dazu.

Über Jake:
Beschrieben wird der Singer-Songwriter aus Cincinnati, Ohio in den USA oft als etwas sonderbar aber liebevoll.
Zum dritten Male tourt Jake nun durch Europa.
Wie zuvor mit einem Fokus auf Wohnzimmerkonzerte, Konzerte im kleinen Rahmen und Raum.

Als einen kleinen Vorgeschmack zur Überbrückung der Wartezeit hier der Track Ghost of a Girl vom neuen Album KLEINER RUHM!!!:

Zum Event:
Um formlose Anmeldung(Facebook) wird gebeten.
Eintritt: 5 €
Eintritt+CD: 10 €
(Spenden an shack e.V. sind gerne gesehen) Jeder ist willkommen!
Datum: Sonntag, 1. März 2015 um 20 Uhr
Anfahrt: U4/U9 Haltestelle “Im Degen”, Ulmer Straße 255, Stuttgart Wangen (gegenüber Kulturhaus Arena)

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Im Juli 2014 besuchten uns Tim Kleefass (Landeshochschulnetz BelWue) und Sebastian Neuner (Selfnet e.V.).

Für alle die es damals verpasst haben oder es nochmal sehen wollen, hier nun die Aufzeichnung des ersten Teils: Sebastian Neuner über Selfnet e.V.:

Vortrag Selfnet from shack e.V. Hackerspace Stuttgart on Vimeo.

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