New site features, new upcoming events

We’ve been working hard on improving 091labs.com and we’re nearly there. The site now has a wiki and a photo gallery which all members of 091labs can contribute to (once I go through the dull task of setting up accounts for you all!).

Syncing events takes up quite a lot of time for us since we post them to events page/facebook/twitter. For this week we’re going to stick to the events page. There are lots of events coming up in the next week so go take a look.

We’re starting a project with hackerspaces worldwide to collaborate on developing an events system that will make things more organised and free up more time for us to do fun stuff like shining lasers at projectors and all that.

There are a few more events to be announced including an organic gardening workshop, the practical electronics/guitar pedal course (yes, yes, really this time!) and our monthly talk by Gerry Kavanagh which will be focused on simple things you can do to secure your computer.

Many thanks to Kyle and Emmet for their work on the site.

Barry

This weekend at 091 labs

We know that we have been somewhat neglecting the site lately. Just to let you know that we have been working on a more up-to-date version which will be going live soon (tonight or tomorrow), and you can check out all the events we have planned this month then. Thanks to Paul Killoran from Starlight Solutions for offering us hosting.

Our events page is now showing what’s planned for the month: http://091labs.com/eventsworkshops .

091 Labs Movie Night

We’ll be kicking off a weekly 091 Labs Movie Night with a screening of Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season, a documentary about the GRL, an art group dedicated to integrating and enhancing graffiti and street art with experimental open-source technologies:

“From their origins in the trash room of a non-profit in Manhattan to their emergence as the instigators of an international art movement, Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season documents the adventures of an architect and an engineer who quit their day jobs to develop high-tech tools for the art underground. The film follows the GRL and their network of graffiti artist collaborators (and commercial imitators) across four continents as they write on skyscrapers with lasers, mock advertisers with homemade tools, get in trouble with The Department of Homeland Security and make activism fun again. Primarily using video footage from point-and-shoot digital cameras (“The Pocket School”?) and found-content on the web, the movie’s visual style draws as much from the art of the power point presentation and viral media as conventional documentary cinema. Narrated by GRL co-founders, Roth and Powderly, The Complete First Season makes a humorous and insightful argument for free speech in public, open source in pop culture, the hacker spirit in graffiti and not asking for permission in general. The film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.”

When:
Sunday July 11th, 7pm

Where:
091 Labs, Ground Floor Unit, Exchange House, Fairgreen Road, Galway

Soldering Workshop

This hands on workshop will cover various aspects of soldering; from the basic techniques of soldering, to soldering electronic components to make simple circuits, right up to manual techniques to solder surface mount chips.

This workshop is split into levels so we can work with you to increase your skills. We are ready to work with both absolute beginners and those who would like to move onto more advanced surface mount soldering.

Cost (including cost of materials):
€15 General public
€12 Students/Unwaged.
€10 091 Labs members

When:
Saturday July 10th

Workshop 1 : 10:30 to 12:30
Workshop 2 : 14:30 to 16:30

Where:
091 Labs, Ground Floor Unit, Exchange House, Fairgreen Road, Galway

No electronics skills required. Workshop open to ALL. Limited to 10 participants per Workshop. Prepayment upon arrival is required for this workshop.

To book a place please contact barry@091labs.com