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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Tuesday Open Night 8 April 2014


091 Labs weekly Tuesday open night is tonight. The open discussion on simple OOP for novice programmers continues, this week small apps will be built with Processing. Some electronics projects will also be worked on and there will be some 3D Printing demos.

join us for a coffee and see what we are all about. Activities as diverse as electronics, knitting, papercraft, carpentry, board games and more. Come along, join us for a coffee and see what we are all about! All welcome.

C/Electronics classes, from Tuesday November 19


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Every time I say “C-with-Linux-for-hardware classes,” I feel a little like Derek Zoolander: The Alanna Kelly C Workshop for People Who Can’t Code Good and who Wanna Learn to do Other Stuff Good Too.

Anyway.

Our C-with-Linux-for-hardware classes, hosted by Alanna Kelly, will begin on this Tuesday, November 19, and run for a total of three weeks with the goal of building a simple electronic dice that has been coded in C. You’ll learning soldering, electronics, C, and Linux at an introductory level.

Access to a laptop is mandatory; and an installation of a Linux shell, vim text editor, and GCC compiler are all very strongly recommended. If you run Windows or do not know how to install GCC, a remote shell accounts on an 091 Labs Ubuntu server will be available for the duration of the classes.

The cost of the four classes is €40, along with €10 for electronic components.

In short:

  • Tuesday November 19, from 7pm to 10pm.
  • Once a week thereafter, for three subsequent weeks.
  • Have access to vim, GCC, and Linux.
  • Shell accounts to a remote Ubuntu server will be provided if you don’t have any of the above.
  • You will learn C, Linux, and simple electronics (soldering, wiring).
  • The overall project will be to build and take home an electronic six-sided dice.

You are required to have:

  1. A laptop with network access.
  2. Either a Linux installation with GCC, or an installed terminal and SSH. OS X has this in Terminal.app, and for Windows you can install either Cygwin or PuTTY.

Homebrewing Classes and Tutorials


 

 

Starting on the 17th of August 091 Labs will be hosting beginner brewing workshops with a local home brewer every Saturday for a period of 4 weeks (or until the end brews are ready to collect).

The cost of this workshop is €25pp and you will get to bring home 20 bottles/20 pints/10 litres of their brew at the end of the course.  You can also buy another starter kit at the end at cost price (€35) to do your own home homebrewing!
The course will be run with 2 people per brew kit (basically sharing the workload and end product brew).

You can register for the event on Facebook here or email events@091labs.com.

 

 

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, homebrewer extraordinaire, 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 (there will be a charge of €2 per attendee for sample platters). 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.

 

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