Engineers Week: An evening of inspiring ideas

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Join us for another Evening of Inspiring Ideas as part of Engineers Week.  From 7pm in TOG, we will have six speakers doing their best to inspire you about engineering with short talks.  The event is free for anyone to come along, no need to book.

Date: Wednesday  12th February

Time: 19.00

Location:  TOG

Cost: Free

Sign Up: None. Just turn up.


Details on the talks below.
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PHP + MySQL intensive weekend-class

Hey there eager programmers!

Interested in learning a new programming language or in freshening up your rusty skills? Here is your chance! A whole weekend of PHP and MySQL fun is awaiting you.

When is all the coding happening, you ask?

Friday, 14th of Feb – 7.30pm till 10pm
Saturday, 15th of Feb – 1.30pm till 7pm
Sunday, 16th of Feb – 1.30pm till 7pm

3 days, 10 hours (excl. breaks)

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Going to Maker Faire UK

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We have been accepted to Maker Faire UK in April. We have a host of new projects in the works for the largest Maker Faire in the UK. We always look forward to meeting new makers and the public at the event but most of all catching up with our friends from hackerspaces across the UK.

Workshop: Moar LilyPad (Sensors and Actuators edition)

Protosnap LilyPad Arduino Board

Protosnap LilyPad Arduino Board

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 is for people who have used the LilyPad or Arduino before. At least to blink an LED or two. Focusing on input we’ll look at using light sensor, temperature sensor, and accelerometer. And if we’ve time on output using the vibration motor and buzzer board.
We’ll also take a quick look at multiplexing, both input and output, and making your own interfaces to connect regular electrical components to your LilyPad circuit.
The only thing you’ll need to bring with you is a laptop with USB port, everything else is provided. (If you want to bring your own LilyPad components that’s great, just let us know when you’re booking and we’ll make sure you have everything you’ll need.)

Important: please bring your own laptop with USB port. Closer to the event you will receive instructions on how to install the programming environment.

Optional materials; Any LilyPad board (preferably the Protosnap), with sensors (e.g. light, temperature, accelerometer) and actuators (e.g. vibration motor, buzzer board).
If you want to play with the LilyPad before buying, Protosnap boards can be provided for the duration of the workshop, but you’ll probably have to work in groups of at least two people.

When: Thursday, February 13th. From 7pm until 10pm.

Where: TOG.

Cost: €10 for non-members, €5 for members. (All proceeds go to support TOG.)
Please register for this workshop through the contact form below the cut.
If you’ve missed your chance to sign up for the workshop, please keep an eye out for a rerun in the next few months.

HACK/CHANGE – Video Review

A great video by  summing up HACK/CHANGE. A week long show in the Exchange Dublin showcasing our members work.

HACK/CHANGE 2014 – Dublin, Temple Bar from Gerry Kelly on Vimeo.

Thanks for coming to the birthday party!

Big thanks for everyone who came to the birthday party last Saturday. We had a blast. Thanks to our own TriploidTree for making an *awesome* and delicious rainbow cake!

Cake lit by blowtorch

(Thanks to chebe for the photos)