To all members, just a reminder that our AGM is tonight at Insight from 7pm. Like always it’s important to have a good turnout from the community so everyone gets a voice in proceedings. The agenda is linked in the AGM thread in our mailing list.
See you there!
091 Labs will be holding a members EGM this Monday at 8pm. This is going to be an important meeting so it’s essential that members attend to have their input heard. For any members who cannot make it for Monday, an editable Agenda and discussion thread is available on our Mailing List. All input and attendance is, as always, appreciated. See you all on Monday evening!
Note: There is an unfortunate error in our advertised activities for tonight. The fantastically talented folks from Galway Pub Scrawl won’t actually be joining us for an exhibition this year. If you’re interested in seeing what they get up to, you should absolutely drop by their next meetup on Monday the 28th of September in McSwiggans from 8.30pm to say hello. Bring some pencils and paper, or your sewing/craft project or just sit in for a chat, everyone is welcome. Apologies for any confusion caused.
Culture Night is taking place around the country tonight and 091 Labs are getting involved alongside some amazing events here in Galway City! There’ll be Arduino and electronics workshops, member projects, board games and more so drop by. Don’t forget to visit the Culture Night site for what’s on in Galway as there’s a huge range of events, from vintage gaming at The Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland to music – and all free.
091 Labs will be taking part in Galway Culture Night this Friday, September 19th from 5pm until late (or more realistically, 8pm or 9pm)!
Culture Night is a country-wide event where businesses and organisations open their doors to the public for a night of free events and entertainment. This will be our third year participating and if the last two Culture Nights are anything to go by it’s going to be a heck of a lot of fun!
This year, we’ll be holding a Sugru Build Night in association with tutorials mega-website Instructables. Sugru is a mold-able material that sets to a non-toxic, water-proof, cold and heat resistant silicone rubber overnight, allowing you to make custom grips, shock-absorbing bumpers for fragile items, seal leaky shoes, mend frayed charging cables, make any toy Lego-compatible (and at lest ten times more awesome) and improve almost anything. If you have something that you think you can improve, repair or just mess with, bring it by on thenight and we’ll provide the Sugru! Many, many thanks are owed to Sugru and Instructables for donating the Sugru to us. If you need inspiration, check out Sugru’s own suggestions or the Instructables Sugru tutorials.
As well as Sugru, we will be hosting an exhibition of artwork from Galway Pub Scrawl, Galway’s local social art group. They will also be running a mini-meetup in the Labs for anyone interested in doing some chatting and sketching. Or if you’re more gaming-minded we will have Board Games Club Galway playing some board games, suitable for all skill levels. Expect back-stabbing and cunning strategies!
And on top of all this we will have our members showing off their projects, arcade games, electronics, 3d printing and more.
The city will be absolutely jam-packed with events so get out there and experience what Galway has to offer!
Back in August we had our first homebrewing workshop of 2013 at 091 Labs, and it was a great success! A member of the local brewing community guided nine intrepid attendees through the ins and outs of their first kit brew, from basic theory, through fermentation to bottling and conditioning. Their reward: twenty bottles of beer they had made themselves and the basic skills needed to move on to their next brewing project with confidence. We really couldn’t have done it without the skills and patience of Geoff, homebrewer extraordinaire, and the participation of Home Brew West, Ireland’s largest supplier of homebrewing equipment.
Starting this Saturday the 12th of October at 12pm we’ll be kicking off our second round of workshops geared towards first-time brewers who want to be shown the ropes by an experienced home brewer and learn to avoid the common pitfalls that can ruin a first brew. The cost of this workshop is €35pp and attendees will get to bring home 20 bottles/20 pints/10 litres of their brew at the end of the course. The course will be run with 2 people per brew kit (basically sharing the workload and end product brew).
You can register your interest for the event by emailing your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that there will be a minimum of ten attendees so it is important to get in touch with us to confirm your place.
Week 1: (First meeting) – you will sit down with Geoff who will explain the differences between the different kinds of beers, explain the process of brewing (fermentation, bottling etc) and a trip to local craft beer pub The Salthouse for examples of beer styles (sample platters are included in the cost of the workshop). Attendees will pick what type of type of brew you want to make for the classes.
Week 2: The brewing proper begins.
Week 3, 4 or maybe 5: Teaching of proper bottling sterilisation and bottling of brew until it is completed.
The brewing classes will take place in the homebrewing corner of our hardware area at 091 Labs and tutorials/discussions will be held in the main room, usually for a few hours from noon on the Saturday. The brew buckets and other equipment will be supplied and stored in the brewing area.
This is a strictly over-18s event, ID will be required if necessary.