“Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” is one of 3 free online courses Stanford University is offering this fall, taught by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig.
The Galway study group will have an organisational meeting Monday 3 October from 10-11 PM in 091Labs, 47 Eyre Square, 1st Floor (just above Kennedy’s Pub). We’ll talk about why we’re taking the class, what our backgrounds are, and share tips on study materials we’ve found so far. We’re following the advanced (homework) track.
Regular meetings start the following Monday, 9-11 PM, through the end of the course (18 December). The study group is free and open to everyone.
Last Wednesday we did the first of four sessions for the Game Development Workshop at 091 Labs.
It went very well, covering Unity basics (objects, components, input) and Game State Management.
If you missed the first Session but would still like to take part it’s not too late to do so. All project files will be provided on the night and I’ll answer any questions you may have.
Session two is this Wednesday, at 6pm. We’ll be covering the following topics:
- Adding (dumb) enemies to the game.
- Colliders and detecting collisions.
- Creating a damage system (doing and taking damage).
- Controlling particles (and explosions).
- Adding a scoring system.
- Adding a win/lose condition and associated game states.
Below is a screenshot from the upcoming session build showing the player ship destroying a frigate.
The resulting explosion is pushing the other frigates away.
- Runs on the 28th Sept, 5th Oct & 12th Oct.
- From 6pm to 10pm.
- At 091 Labs.
- The workshop costs €20.
- No need to book or pre-pay.
What You’ll Need
- A laptop with Unity installed.
- Experience of a programming language.
Hi to All!
Another movie night is on! Let’s come together on Sunday 25th as usually, 20:00 will do! Bring your favorite movies and let’s pick up “the one!”
We are going to have some small snacks, drinks and fun so please join us and enjoy.
091 Labs Movie Crew!
091 Labs is taking part in Galway Culture Night this Friday, September 23rd from 6pm until late (but officially 8pm).
Everyone is invited to come down and have a look at the space!
We’re going to be showing off some bits and pieces made by our members and they’ll be sporting some of their homebrew and food too. We’ll be showing you the basics of soldering with some of Part Fusion‘s I Can Solder badges and we’re going to be building or ‘testing’ our MAME arcade game cabinet on the night as well.
As a bit of fun, we’re also going to be making LED Throwies and, once it gets dark and we’ve made a good pile of them, we’ll be heading outside and covering Eyre Square’s Galway Hooker Monument in them!
The National Communications & Computer Museum will be opening for Culture Night tomorrow and, in particular, they’ll be dedicating the night to the many years of arcade gaming! They, too, will be open from 6pm to 8pm and we recommend you try to get to it.
There will be buses traveling between all the different venues so have a look on the Culture Night site to get more details about transport and everything else happening event-wise.