Window Farm Update: Victory Against Algae!

I’m pleased to report that we’ve now gone a week without any green slimy stuff showing up in our nutrient reservoir, so I think I can safely declare that keeping the reservoir in the dark is the solution. I am less convinced about my alternative pumping system, using the venturi effect instead of lifting water …

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Alex Becomes a Welcome Part of The Edge Family

Local artist Alex Jack is a familiar face here at The Edge, whether she is doing a workshop or refining her skills in Photoshop. I caught up with her on a sunny Easter Saturday in Brisbane as she relaxed in The Edge’s foyer space to find out what is it about The Edge that has […]


Alex Becomes a Welcome Part of The Edge Family

Local artist Alex Jack is a familiar face here at The Edge, whether she is doing a workshop or refining her skills in Photoshop. I caught up with her on a sunny Easter Saturday in Brisbane as she relaxed in The Edge’s foyer space to find out what is it about The Edge that has …

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Getting to know Catalyst Cameron

I sat down (belatedly) with our bioscience brainiac and Catalyst Dr Cameron Wilson to find out a little more about this scientist of the rad variety.


3D Piracy

3D printing is cool, and new. It is a peripheral device in its infancy and when I look at a 3D printer it is the same feeling of excitement I have as I did in 1998, staring at the x2 speed CD Burner that had just set my partner back nearly a thousand dollars. It …

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State Library on Historypin

This week State Library launched a channel on Historypin, a photo sharing site with a difference.


Where to go: To edit video

Jye and Lij are a teenage comedy duo fast making a reputation for their online antics. In just two months, their You Tube channel, SloshTV, has gathered more subscribers than The Edge website, Facebook and Twitter combined, so I sat down to learn a lesson or two from the self-taught salesmen.


Printing Luxo

So for the first two months of my DIY Catalyst stay at The Edge, I have been devouring everything related to 3D printing. Anyone curious enough to stop and chat has been bombarded by me waxing lyrically about how consumer 3D printing is going to radically change the manufacturing landscape.


Window Farm: Extra Info

Last weekend, we ran a joint DIY / Bioscience workshop on building a “window farm”. For attendees looking for more information and a place to discuss your ideas, and for interested folk who didn’t get to the workshop, here is where we started. The Windowfarms™ design is open source, meaning the more people who share …

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An Engineer’s Dream

I used to be an engineer. If, at that time, I had managed to invent a robot that could assemble itself into an environment-adapted design, made from self-repairing multi-function materials, I’d have been right pleased with myself. In design, life gives us something of a “gold standard” to aim for. Swiping design / engineering / …

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