Basic Git tutorial on Wednesday 26th @ 7.30pm


Hey folks,

This coming Wednesday at 7.30pm, Gerard Ryan will be giving a 2 hour tutorial on the basics of Git, the version control system. Entry for the tutorial is €2 for 091 Labs members and €5 for non-members.

Git has been gaining popularity since it was created by Linus Torvalds in ’05 and various online source code repositories like Github, Gitorious, and BitBucket that support it have been booming in recent years with user activity as programmers and web developers move from other version control systems like Mercurial.

Gerard will explain the Pros and Cons of using Git and he’ll cover what’s needed to get you started using Git following the basics commands and will expand into some more advanced areas along with answering questions if time allows.

Installing Git is not included in the time from 7.30pm but it’s really easy to install for most operating systems from here. I’ll be in from 7pm for anyone who has any questions or problems with getting Git running.

Galway Culture Night 2012 @ 091 Labs


091 Labs will be taking part in it’s second Galway Culture Night this Friday the 21st of September, from 6pm till late!

During Culture Night each year, cultural organisations across the country open their doors to the public for a night of free events, showcasing work, talks and performances.

Last year’s Culture Night was a lot of fun and we had a great response from visitors. This year we’ll be showing some of the projects our members have been working on, electronics workshops, arcade games and interactive pieces as well as  board games from Galway’s Board Games Club and an exhibition of art and crafts from the talented folks in the local Galway Pub Scrawl group.

There are a ton of great events happening on the night so get out there and see what Galway’s thriving Arts community has to offer!

 

091 Labs LAN Night! 22nd September from 6pm


Hello LAN goers!

It’s that time again, 091 Labs will be hosting a LAN night on the 22nd Sept from 6pm onwards.

We’ll have a fully-stocked tuck shop and our MAME arcade cabinet will be set up for anyone needing a break from the main attraction.
Location: Office 1, Tyrone House, 47 Eyre Square, Galway.
(Look for the sign in the doorway to the right of Kennedy’s pub.)Price:
€10 prebooked ticket -or- €12 door charge.
€3 Members of 091 Labs.
All monies will go towards the upkeep of 091 Labs.

Pre-book tickets can be purchased from our event page here: http://091labs-lan.eventbrite.com/

Capacity:
25 people MAX
We will do our best to gauge how our attendance will look closer to the night and update this page accordingly.

Games being played:
UT ’99 / 2004
Quake III Arena
Operation: Flashpoint / 2
Counterstrike
Starcraft
Age Of Empires II Expansion
Homeworld 2
Minecraft
MAME Arcade Cabinet

And more!

This list will be supported on the night. Of course you may play any games you wish. And if enough people want to play it, we’ll try to accommodate as best we can. If you’d like to propose a game, e-mail your suggestions to lan (at) 091labs (dot) com, comment below, or on our Facebook event page!

Bring: Yourself, a laptop or computer with at least a 256mb nVidia/ATI GPU. Headphones are a must.

New Group: Knitting Circle’s First Meeting – Sat Sept 15th @ 4pm


The new knitting circle will have its inaugural meeting at the labs on Saturday, September 15th from 4 to 7pm. The knitting circle is open to knitters of all skill levels. It will provide a social and collaborative workspace, and help will be available for people just starting out.  After this first meeting, we expect to hold regular monthly meetings.

All attendees are expected to bring their own supplies. Attendance is free for members, and €2 for everyone else (all money goes to 091 labs).

091 Labs @ Makerfaire Dublin


This is a blog post made by our member, Ciaran McCool. Check out his blog

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Dublin’s first (of hopefully many) Mini-Makerfaire was held last month on July the 14th in conjunction with the “Hack the City” event hosted by the Science Gallery. 091 Labs made an appearance alongside other Irish and UK Hackerspaces, TOG and Build Brighton.

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Eight of us made the trip from Galway late Friday evening after some hastily “hacking” together travel and accommodation plans so we would be strategically poised for an early start on Saturday morning and not travel-lagged.

We were blessed with a great day that didn’t deter the enthusiastic and energetic crowd from converging on the Faire and the Science Gallery. I believe the final figure of attendees was in the region of 5,500 peeps!

091 Labs showed off some of our current projects including Alana’s custom made Model Train control unit, a cider homebrew, my Aeroquad QuadRotor (which I got permission to fly from the Irish Aviation Authority at the event but no thanks to Customs and Revenue, didn’t have a battery for it – http://tinyurl.com/d7sbsc6), Padraic and Carles’ “Labs-On, Labs-Off” status system [and Android app - P.], Oisin’s photoresistor-based theremin and others.

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Among the projects on display at Makerfaire there was an impressive amount of hacking. There were 3D Printers, laser cutters, homemade submarines as well as etching and soldering classes.

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The highlight of my day was meeting an 80 odd year old lady who was learning about coding and circuit construction using the Arduino Uno! Never too late eh?

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Big thanks from all of us in 091 Labs to the organisers for Dublin Makerfaire. They did a great job and we had a brilliant time up at it.