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.
On Wednesdays I will be inviting anyone that wishes to be in an environment that is friendly to a coder to come along and make some progress or a start on a project of your choice.
We all have ideas and great intentions to work on some code whether its PHP, JAVA, C or one of the many programing languages that are known within TOG, but at home there can be alot of distractions. I want to provide a time where fellow programmers can come to the space and get some work done. With the added bonus of having other programmers around, you have the option to bounce ideas off a fellow coder.
Or maybe you’d like to learn a programming language and have been wondering how to go about it. We have a tonne of books in our library, so grab your laptop, grab a book and get going. I’d be happy to help you get started, as I’m sure others there on the night will also. Any questions, contact me directly.
So put it in your diaries, and see you Wednesday at 7pm
*EDIT* If you are not a member you are welcome to come to the night, I just ask you email me to let me know so I can keep track of numbers (contact form in full post)
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.
David from Robots.ie has set Wednesday the 24th of June as the first meeting of the Irish Robotics Club to be held in the Science Gallery between 7-8pm in Studio 2 upstairs. It will be mainly geared around stirring interest in the club and getting everyone together and hopefully make the club a success.