Open Day this Saturday!


Our Open Day is fast approaching!

It’s this Saturday from 11am until 5pm and our members are bringing in a bunch of projects to show off.

Afterwards, we’ll also be hosting a hackathon from 6pm until 10pm. The idea behind that is to provide the time and space for people to work on an interesting project as a group. It can be electronic, art, craft, or programming-based to name a few!

And after all that, we’ll head out to an as-yet-to-be-chosen pub to chill out.

All are welcome to attend as little or as much as they choose!

Scheduled Talk: Tues 27th March


Topic of Talk – Literacy software suitable for dyslexia and non-native English speakers.

Caroline Donoghue will present and demonstrate:
* Texthelp Read & Write Gold text-to-speech software
* Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software
* Inspiration mind-mapping software

Python Galway – March meetup. Wednesday 14th.


Howdy all,

The Python Ireland, Galway branch will be having their monthly meetup in 091 Labs next Wednesday, 14th,  from 8pm and then onwards to the bar at the Forster Court Hotel from 9pm.

At the Labs, there’ll be a brief presentation on the online resources to start learning Python and how to improve those skills. If anyone else has anything else to present, mention it on the Python Ireland mailing list.

CompSoc charity LAN in 091 Labs for Habitat for Humanity


Fresh from the NUI Galway CompSoc mailing list =) Charity LAN!

CompSoc are holding an epic LAN in the fantastic 091labs (http://091labs.com) who have generously / foolishly given us their home for the night. The bloodshed and battle will commence at 4pm on Saturday, the 31st of March.

There will be free pizza for all who attend to keep you pwning throughout the night and a tuck shop for all those who need MOAR sugar to fuel their EXTRA PWNAGE!!!!11! (etc.)

The event is in aid of Habitat for Humanity, who improve the living conditions in Africa substantially by building houses.
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091 Labs – Open Day – Saturday, March 24th


On Saturday, March 24th, 091 Labs will be throwing its doors open to the public for their first Open Day of 2012 from 11am until 5pm. All are welcome to attend!

We’ll be showing off the Labs and projects that our members are involved in and building. Have a look at our 3D printer, MAME arcade cabinet or sewing machine. Have a discussion over photography, the best kit for home brewing, or why Linux is still clearly better than Windows. Learn to solder. Meet our boardgamers, take part in a game of Street Fighter or test out our cardboard armour!

We’ll be hosting a hackathon from 6pm until 10pm for those who want to come build, make or program something as part of a group. Electronics, crafting, programming, whatever!

091 Labs is the Makerspace for Galway city. Makerspaces are also known as Hackerspaces, and are a type of community-operated workshop or hobbyspace – a physical place where people can meet and work on personal or group projects and share common interests, often in computers, technology, science, light engineering and crafting.

If any person or group is interested in taking part, bringing something along or helping out at the Open Day, contact info@091labs.com to have a chat with us!