Intro Course in Electronics and Arduino Starting May 9th

New three day course in electronics and arduino, starting on May 9th.

Course runs on Saturday from 9.30am to 2.30pm. You’ll get to grips with the basics of electronics, programming and even a little bit of robotics.
Learn how build devices that interact and react to the world around them.
Some of the topics we’ll be covering.

Course Cost: €90
Material Cost: €50

For more details contact

Micheál: 087-053-3487

Kristian: 087-461-7274

Intro to the basic tools and language of electronics

  • Power and Power Supplies
  • Batteries and the basic theory
  • Resistors & Resistor Colour Codes
  • Voltage & Current, Ohms Law
  • LED’s, Breadboards, Multimeters, Relay’s, Potentiometers, Motors, Diodes, Capacitors, Transistors
  • Basic concepts of sensing information
  • Basic Sensor – Ultrasonic sensor, Light Sensors etc.

Introduction to Arduino

  • Setting up the programming environment
  • Basic setup, and introduction to the board
  • Running your own programs experimentation and debugging simple programs
  • Performing basic actions, reading data, sending data, switch pins on and off, and pulse width
  • modulation.
  • Basic concepts of programming, variables, conditionals, data types (numbers, strings,
  • Booleans i.e yes, no)
  • Intro concepts of binary
  • Functions, while loops and for-loops

Also this guy wants you to do the course,

cute kitten
Here’s a kitten

 

Dublin Maker

I featured 091Labs at Dublin Maker 2014, on July the 26th, while presenting my “Mobile Pillow Alarm Clock” (aka “smart pillow”) project.

Dublin Maker is a festival where inventors/makers sourced through an open call, have an opportunity to showcase their creations ranging from tech to art, craft and electronics.

The project I presented is a LilyPad-Arduino-based belt that can be wrapped around a pillow (or anything else) to serve four purposes:
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Arduino Drop-In Nights

Good news everyone!

Following the success of our recent free ‘Introduction to the Arduino’ classes, we are happy to announce the beginning of a regular drop-in night for people interested in the Arduino micro-controller system.

It will, hopefully, be a great opportunity for beginners to learn the basics but also allow other more experienced users to continue learning and working with a group of like-minds.

Every second Monday (from 7 to 9pm), we will be in the space to throw around ideas, build projects and lend a hand with anyone stuck on a circuit or project. The first night will be run on the 10th of October. (Check the space calendar for further dates). It will be free to attend these nights whether you are a member or not, but donations are always welcome to help keep the internet flowing and the rain off our heads.

For Beginners…

We recommend that absolute beginners purchase an ARDX beginners kit (or something with similar components) as it is designed to give you a well-rounded base of knowledge to start working on your own projects.

Don’t worry if it looks daunting at first, we’ll be in the space to give you direction of you need it.
If you don’t know whether you want to invest in an Arduino or a starter kit just yet, you can still come along and see what they are capable. We may even have a spare that you can build your first circuit on.

… And Enthusiasts

For those of you who already have some experience with the Arduino, this will be a good way to meet people to work on larger collective projects or just get help with something you’re stuck on.

Basically, it’s an open and informal way to start or continue learning how to create interesting, electronic, programmable art!

  • Dates: Every second Monday. (See our events calendar for specific dates)
  • Time: 7-9pm
  • Venue: 091labs, 47 Eyre Square, 1st floor, (above Kennedy’s pub)
  • Requirements: None (but we strongly recommend that you have an Arduino and some sort of starter kit with you if you really want to get involved. This is our favourite )

Hope to see you there,

and just in case….

What is an Arduino?

It’s a very cool little piece of hardware that allows even complete beginners to start making inventive and intelligent electronics projects. It is a great, enjoyable way to learn programming and electronics and has become very popular with tinkerers, artists, and hackers alike and you can see many interesting projects and tutorials online. Simply search ‘Arduino’ on youtube, hackaday, makezine, or instructables and you’ll see what we mean.

Introduction to Arduino: Class 2

This Wednesday is the second class of our 3-week introductory course for Arduino. Attendees should bring with them a laptop, Arduino, electronic components* and a USB cable for their Arduino. Some spare Arduinos and electronics will be available on the day, but they will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis.

The class is free, but spaces are limited so attendees are advised to arrive early to avoid disappointment. As 091 Labs is a non-profit teaching-and-learning group, any donations on the day would be greatly appreciated.

*Components should be similar to those found in ARDX Starter Kit for Arduino, available here:
http://www.oomlout.co.uk/arduino-experimentation-kit-ardx-p-183.html

Introduction to Arduino course starting this Wednesday

This Wednesday at 7pm we will be starting our Introduction to Arduino course. It will run weekly for 3 weeks and will be FREE for both 091 Labs members and the public! You can get by in the first class without many electronic components – attendees can share components like LEDs, resistors, etc. amongst each other for the first week, but is recommended that people buy the necessary components for the next two classes.

The course will be based on the ARDX model, which can (optionally) be purchased at Oomlout.co.uk:
http://www.oomlout.co.uk/starter-kit-for-arduino-ardx-p-183.html

Most of the components in the above kit can be bought in smaller numbers for a cheaper price, so it would be good to purchase electronics based on the above model (if you don’t want to buy the actual kit). If you do not have an Arduino, we can pair you up with someone who has one.

The relevant wiki page details what you’ll need if you don’t want to buy the full kit.

We’re delighted to kick off the new 091 Labs premises with this complimentary event. If you’d like to spare a few pennies to help with the upkeep of the non-profit 091 Labs we’d be very much obliged :-)

You can sign up for the class below on the sign-up sheet below: