Author Archives: chebe

Workshop: Moar LilyPad (Sensors and Actuators edition)

This is the second part of the LilyPad workshops. This one focuses on mastering more involed actuators, and learning to get data from the many sensor components. Basically, you’ll be able to get your project to respond to the world around it. Imho, this is what makes e-textiles and wearables so exciting. Content; This second […]

Workshop: Intro to LilyPad (aka twinkly LEDs edition)

Once more into the workshops dear friends! This first workshop will focus on getting used to the LilyPad microcontroller, and getting started programming some LEDs. (The second workshop will focus on reading data in from sensors. A third workshop will be added if requested. Book your place on them as the posts go up.) Content; […]

Workshop: LilyPad Sensors

E-textiles, electro-craft, wearable electronics; it’s about taking technology and transforming it around your body, creating symbiosis. Helping technology meld seemlessly into the very fabric of our lives. Whether you’re looking to augment the human condition or you’re more interested in the romantic ethereal glow of twinkly lights, you have to start somewhere. Content; This second […]

Book Club Resurrection

After popular demand the Book Club will be restarting. Friday, 25th October, from 7pm. It’s a very informal affair, and anyone is welcome to attend. (Bring your favourite tea.) We’ve learnt from our past problems; this time around we have at least two people willing to lead the discussions, and it was proclaimed that no […]

Workshop: Intro to LilyPad

E-textiles, electro-craft, wearable electronics; it’s about taking technology and transforming it around your body, creating symbiosis. Helping technology meld seemlessly into the very fabric of our lives. Whether you’re looking to augment the human condition or you’re more interested in the romantic ethereal glow of twinkly lights, you have to start somewhere. LilyPad is a […]

GaelHack recap

And now we have a (wonderfully detailed) guest post from Jon on what we got up to at GaelHack last June. In January of this year discussion started on the Irish hackerspace mailing list about the feasibility of holding the first hackerspace conference in Ireland. Hacker camps and conferences around the world have become a […]