Wow! What a week in TOG. For Engineers Week we ran nine events over seven days. Throughout the week we had sixty nine people attending talks and workshops covering radio , pcb’s, arduino , robots and soldering . It has been a great success for all involved, for many participants it was their first time visiting TOG, many found the talks and workshops a great avenue to furthering their interests. Visitors were encouraged by the ethos of the hackerspace and enjoyed the “hack to learn” aspect of the community.
Throughout the coming year TOG will be continuing to host a number of events to foster innovation in science, technology, modern culture and creative arts.
The task is simple we will spend the day working with Arduino’s.
In the morning workshop we will run and a beginners Arduino programming class; showing you how to install and use the Arduino development environment, the features of the Arduino programming language and libraries, and showing how to use the Arduino and shields with some electronic devices.
In the afternoon workshop we will be bulk buying Freeduino kits and participants can spend the reset of the day soldering them up and getting familiar with the hardware.
The morning workshop will be limited to 8 participants. The afternoon workshop will have a flexible limit for participants and is free, but requiring a Freeduino kit.No electronics skills required. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Workshop open to ALL. Prepayment at time of booking is required for this workshop via paypal.
The night will be a quick introduction to the Arduino platform; showing you the Arduino development environment, the features of the Arduino programming language, and showing some Arduino hardware and shields.
This is a free event open to all.Use contact form below for booking.
Wednesday 10th of February. 19.00 to 22.00Booked out. Another day added.
At TOG we have been running group nights for a few weeks now. Micro-controllers on Monday’s and Coding on Wednesday’s. We have had up to 13 people at these nights this week. It has been a great mix of members and non-members, creating a great environment. These nights will continue and we hope to see new and old faces again.
As always non-members are allowed to come along , just contact us before hand using the contact form.
At this point I would like to ask, does any one have any ideas for other group nights ? What would you like to see? Please post a comment.
Yesterday was Microcontroller Monday and we had some visitors from Canonical pay our space a visit last night. Canonical are having their development meeting in Dublin this week and after a busy day of work, they popped in to have a look around and a chat. We also may have given a few of our visitors the hackerspace bug and we may have a new hackerspace in China some time soon. 🙂
Among our visitors we had Steve Conklin (sconklin to those of you in the interweb) who is a member of the Antitronics Hackerspace in Huntsville, Alabama and Hugh Blemings who, lucky for us, likes too play with arduinos and is in the process of co-authoring a book Practical Arduino: Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware. I can’t wait to read it when its finished.
Steve was good enough to post his pictures on his flickr which can be found here.
Mondays are going to be the first designated day for a group to meet within the space. I’m happy to see that a good few members have taken a shine to Arduinos and being inspired by the fun things that can be done with them with projects on the internet and by other hackerspaces.
So grab your Arudinos, pic’s and programers, electrical components, laptops and your great ideas and meet us in the space on the Monday the 6th of July at 7pm and we’ll see what we can do when we put our minds together.