Govhack 2016

Tue, 23 Aug 2016

Third time is a charm - and we had a charming time at Govhack this year!

GovHack 2016 is coming!

Sat, 25 Jun 2016

GovHack 2016 is just around the corner! This is a nearly 48 hour competition for people to use Government data to enrich our lives. Some of the previous year's entries have been an app to help emergency response by a community, and visualising our city of Ballarat.

3D Printing Workshop - Build Your Own

Sat, 19 Sep 2015

Achievement unlocked! First workshop in the space – and we certainly jumped straight in the deep end with a "building our own 3D printer" workshop. Well perhaps "building" is a little broad, though the full title of "assembling, reflashing, upgrading, calibrating, and troubleshooting your 3D printer" just seemed overly verbose.

LEGO Train Custom Printing

Mon, 7 Sep 2015

One of our younger members has a passion for LEGO train sets. The member's passion coupled with their effective spread spectrum nagging methods have found me scouring Thingiverse to provide some customised pieces recently.

Highlights from Govhack

Wed, 12 Aug 2015

The second time that Ballarat Hackerspace has participated in Govhack this year - find out more about how we went!

Highlights from Govhack Ballarat

Wed, 15 Jul 2015

From the 3rd to the 5th of July, Ballarat hackerspace participated in the 2015 Govhack, held for the second time in Ballarat at the Technology park.

We had a lot of fun, here is our writeup!

GovHack 2015!

Mon, 8 Jun 2015

It's that time again ... GovHack, the almost 48 hour hack-a-thon where challenges are put to the community to come up with inventive ways to use open government data, is back!

Ballarat Hackerspace announces Open Day.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Ballarat Hackerspace welcomes everyone to visit their new space for free on Saturday 2nd May.

Ballarat Hackerspace is Now Open!

Wed, 11 Feb 2015

At the space we are busily putting together bits and pieces for the space to give you seating room and access to internet and equipment such as the 3D printer, soldering station, oscilloscope, dmm, monitors, keyboards, etc. While we are doing that, it makes sense that this months theme is "Hack the Space" as we get ready for more people to come into our community space.

You could say it is getting exciting!

New year, New space!

Tue, 27 Jan 2015

Hello Hackers, and welcome to the belated new year post for bHack. Hopefully you have been busy - we sure have been with plenty of projects underway and more planned.

GovHack is over for 2014

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

As the dust starts to settle on GovHack in 2014, and the cleaners mop up after the red carpet awards, the bHack team can't believe we won ... something!

Tuning in for Hamvention 2014

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

The Ballarat Amateur Radio Group are holding their annual Hamvention event at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club on Sunday, 19th of October.

We're heading to the GovHack Red Carpet awards

Wed, 6 Aug 2014

Whilst it has been a few weeks since GovHack, the awesome that was generated that weekend continues to flow strong.

bHack vs GovHack

Sun, 6 Jul 2014

GovHack is imminently approaching with the starter gun firing off this Friday, 7:30pm 11 July and running through 'til Sunday, 5:30pm 13 July with some announcements beforehand and afterwards.

Techtalk: What is hacking?

Wed, 11 Jun 2014

Here's the link to the recorded audio of Scott filling in on Tech Talk and talking about all things "hacking".

Recent Activities

Mon, 9 Jun 2014


The past two meets have seen a few new faces pop in and bring with them some exciting gadgets to play with. Stefan bought in his jaw-dropping Occulus rift and Brett brought in a new 3D printable quadcopter chassis that he is putting together.

bHack enters GovHack 2014

Mon, 12 May 2014

GovHack is a 48 hour event where challenges are put to the community to come up with inventive ways to use government data. Since it's inception in 2009. GovHack has seen participation grow to over 1000 teams as of 2013. Originally, it was based in Canberra, and has slowly grown to include major capital cities and for the first time this year a number of Regional cities also.

Incorporating the first Ballarat Hackerspace

Thu, 8 May 2014

It has been a whirlwind six months since our first Ballarat Hackerspace (bHack) meeting in November 2013, and we've met some fanastic people in that time that have a passion for building things. We have also established a nice little core of regulars that continue to attend every meeting with exciting projects to share and contribute to.

Started Advertising

Sun, 6 Apr 2014