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

 

Quick-Fire Lessons Tuesday Weekly

Hey folks!

Simply drop in to soak up the knowledge – for free!

This week’s Quick Fire Lessons will take place at 091 Labs at the regular time of 6:30pm on Tuesday.
Our next class will see us focus on JavaScript were we will introduce node.js.

Keep an eye on our social media for updates.

 


 

What’s it all about?
Quick-Fire Lessons are fast and loose, with an emphasis on learning by doing.
We aim to provide a supportive, open and safe environment for you to try out new things.

Quick-Fire Lessons are a weekly event, with lots of introductions to various awesome things. If you want to participate in the problems/exercises please bring your own laptop/device. It’s also fine to drop in for a look and listen.

These lessons will be facilitated by Micheál and Darren and possibly a mix of other people along the way through 2015. We’re constantly improving the learning experience from week to week. We’d like to keep this up so please be generous with feedback!

Our preliminary list for coding content (later will see more subjects) includes the lastest in the following languages/platforms:

  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Angular JS *
  • Git *
  • WordPress
  • Java *
  • Android App Development *
  • Basic Machine Learning ***
  • Arduino *

*Asterix’s mean that we cannot possibly cover everything in one class due to topics being very broad/deep.

See you there!

Python and Linux class reschedule

pythonTux-G2A suitably admonished Padraic is talking to you today.

I had several people contact me since posting late last week about our upcoming Python and Linux classes, members of 091 Labs and non-members alike.

The members pointed out to me that I had not left much time between making the classes public and the actual beginning of the classes. When talking to others over the weekend, they were surprised to learn that they too had to sign up on the Eventbrites even if they were planning to pay on the day. This rapidly explained the perceived lack of interest by the members!

Members of the public also contacted me saying that their funds in January were still in rather short supply and they would have attended if it had started a few weeks later. Some asked if they could sign up as members of the Labs on the day and get the member discount for the two classes (which is a yes).

So to clarify:

  • Python classes that were to start on the 22nd of January have been postponed two weeks until the 5th of February. Classes run 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.
  • Linux classes that were to start on the 23rd of January have been postponed two weeks until the 6th of February. Classes run 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th.
  • Saturday classes starting on the 9th of February are unaffected and continue at 2pm-4pm for Python and 5pm-7pm for Linux.
  • To let us have an idea of numbers in advance and avoid confusion on the door, people who wish to attend should please sign up on the appropriate Eventbrite. I have made a ticket option for those who wish to pay on the door.
  • And yes, you can join the Labs on the day to get the member discount.

I’d also like to say thanks and sorry to all those that have so far promoted the classes for us. I hope that these changes won’t stop you from promoting future Labs events! =)

Link to the blog post with class details: http://091labs.com/2013/01/upcoming-linux-and-python-intro-courses/

Python Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ie/event/5247276746

Linux Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ie/event/5254761132

Disorganisedly yours,

Padraic

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.

Android Workshop

Starting Monday 13th and taking place over 4 to 5 weeks, the Android Workshop will guide participants through the basics and principles of developing app for the Android platform by building browser from scratch.

The workshop will be based on sBrowser, which I developed specially for this workshop. By the end of the workshop members will be expected to have a working app ready to publish if they wish to do so.

More specific details on what we will cover each week can be found in our wiki together with other useful information and links on relation to Android.

We will be using Eclipse and the Android SDK for the workshop. Participants will be expected to have both already installed and working on their laptops. If anybody has any problem installing either of them please come in advance to 091 Labs for help. I will be there an hour before getting ready.

Participants will be expected to bring their own laptops but if you don’t have one please get in touch with me in advance and we may be able to supply one from 091 Labs to use during the workshop. Supply is limited and they will be given in a first come basis.

Places are limited!!! If you are interested on attending the workshop get in touch with me at carles@091labs.com for pre-booking. No need to pre-pay for the classes but if you think you won’t be able to attend and you place has been confirmed, get in touch with me asap to let your place to somebody else.

Details

  • Starts Monday the 13th
  • From 7pm to 9pm
  • At 091 Labs
  • The cost will be €6 and €2 for members per class
  • What you’ll need

  • Laptop with Eclipse, Java and the Android SDK installed
  • Experience on programming preferably Java