Floral Craft Workshops – Flower Arranging @ 091 Labs

Pentas Flowers by aussigall on Flickr

We will be holding our rescheduled practical class and demonstration of Flower Arranging/Floral Craft this Saturday the 25th of February from 2pm to 4pm @ 091 Labs.

This is the first of a series of Floral Craft workshops, to be held every second Saturday.

The first class will cover how to make a Corsage, suitable for a Debs, Wedding or Fancy Dress.

The fee for each class is €5 for general public and €2 for 091 Labs members.

All materials will be provided.

Places are limited so please book your place by emailing info@091labs.com

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
  • *POSTPONED* The Linux Workshop of Stupendous Splendour

    Unfortunately, this workshop has had to be postponed as Mark isn’t feeling well and isn’t up to the trip down to Galway for the class. We’ll announce here when we know more about when it’s being rescheduled, sorry.

    Why yes, a Linux workshop!

    Friday January 20, from about 7pm onward. You want to learn Linux? Great! What you need is:

    1. A laptop computer with enough hard disk space to install Linux.
    2. A sense of self-worth and a desire to learn.
    3. The fortitude to repartition your machine in order to install Linux.

    We will be working with Ubuntu Linux 11.101.

    Order of operations:

    1. Get everyone settled and liability releases signed2.
    2. Introduce myself and introduce Linux. I have a swish presentation.
    3. Hand out installation media to anyone who hasn’t been frightened away3.
    4. Branch out into Q&A and get everyone working on a goal. I don’t have an overall plan in mind, save that I do better in this kind of format.

    Scary footnotes aside, it should be a great evening for anyone who wants to come in and try Linux out and enjoy our friendly user-friendly hackerspace.

    Admission is €10 per person, with proceeds going to the hackerspace.


    1The hackerspace has Ubuntu 11.10 installation media, I have Ubuntu 11.10 installation media and it is honestly the only distro I have used for any great length of time in the past decade.
    2I want you to understand that complete data loss on your hard disk is a tangible risk if you mess up with partitioning. You will be supervised and the risk of data loss will be explicitly spelled out on the night.
    3Depending on both the size of the crowd and my own infamously mercurial temperament, I may not be able to micromanage partitioning and installation. I will certainly supervise, but the burden of responsibility is on you, O Participant!

    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.

    Game Development Workshop – Session 2

    Hi all,

    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.

     

    Details

    • 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.