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Rex Baker of Houston’s TX/RX Labs visited his wife’s relatives in Bogotá, Colombia, and decided to check out the local hackerspace action:

Just a short walk away from Universidad de los Andes, in the Candelaria district of the Colombian capital, is HackBo: Bogotá’s hackerspace. My wife and I had the good fortune to find the HackBo members during their weekly meeting, which they hold each Saturday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. There they gather to discuss, well, hackerspace stuff: distributed computing, Python, counterculture and network security. One member offered that his specialty was open-source hardware. I immediately chimed in with an enthusiastic, “Arduino?” But he just shook his head and said, “No… Arduino es demasiado fácil.” Arduino’s too easy. Clearly, I had come to the right place.

(Unfortunately, Rex didn’t have his Hackerspace Passport on hand…)

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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