Galway Culture Night 2015 @ 091 Labs

GCultureNight2015

 

Note: There is an unfortunate error in our advertised activities for tonight. The fantastically talented folks from Galway Pub Scrawl won’t actually be joining us for an exhibition this year. If you’re interested in seeing what they get up to, you should absolutely drop by their next meetup on Monday the 28th of September in McSwiggans from 8.30pm to say hello. Bring some pencils and paper, or your sewing/craft project or just sit in for a chat, everyone is welcome. Apologies for any confusion caused.

Culture Night is taking place around the country tonight and 091 Labs are getting involved alongside some amazing events here in Galway City! There’ll be Arduino and electronics workshops, member projects, board games and more so drop by. Don’t forget to visit the Culture Night site for what’s on in Galway as there’s a huge range of events, from vintage gaming at The Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland to music – and all free.

d’Lovely Game Jam July 31- Aug 2

d'Lovely Game Jam @ 091 Labs Friday July 31st to Sunday August 2nd

Join a team or fly solo and make a game in 48 hours.

€5 Admission fee. Get tickets here:

Bring your own laptop/game making equipment.

Tea + Coffee provided throughout the weekend. Also, there’s a tuck shop with sugary snacks. Be careful, they’re dangerous!

d’Lovely Game Jam General Schedule

Friday 31st July:
Event kicks off, teams are assemble, theme is announced – spin game ideas and lock it down!

Saturday 1st Aug:
All day game development!
Lunch from 2-2:45pm – no obligation, but taking a break is a good idea!
Submit your game’s competing categories for your game to be judged in for our no obligation game jam competition

Sunday 2nd Aug:
Last leg of development.
Tools down, Submit final game to organizers for the online showcase.
Everyone playing everyone’s games for a while.
Judges announce category winners of the game jam competition.
Event finishes up. Check back in a few days for the showcase website. Thanks for the memories!
Last Orders: A group of us will likely take to the city to unwind with some socialising – all jammers are welcome!

After the event:
Once the May game jam finished up we wanted to continue developing our games in following weeks. Do chat to your team and the organisers if you wish to come to an arrangement to use the space. We want to support the game developement scene!

It is with deep regret that we announce that Michael O’Connor, an 091labs member for many years, passed on yesterday evening.
He will be deeply missed by his family & friends. RIP

Game Jam May 29-31

48 Hr Gam Jam @ 091 Labs Friday May 29th to Sunday 31st

Join a team or work solo to create a game in 48 hours.

Event requirements:
Bring your own game development stuff. (E.g. a laptop, your favourite set of markers etc.)
Be nice, run an anti-virus scan on any device you wish to join to the network using up-to-date anti-virus software!
Admission Fee: €5

Reserve your place here:
Eventbrite - Game Jam May 29-31 @ 091Labs, Galway
Please book your place in advance to avoid disappointment!*

The admission fee goes towards event costs, showcase website and upkeep of 091 Labs.

 

What is this all about?
A game jam is an event were people join forces in the spirit of collaboration to create a game (or prototype of one) over the duration of the event. Generally game jams are fun, challenging (in a good way!) and open to anyone who wants to participate, regardless of game development experience.  Collaborating over the short timeframe means you will be creative by necessity. Game jams give you the spacetime to try out new things you didn’t know you could do!

Teams will be arranged at the start, with the aim of equipping each team with a balance of skills typical to successful game development. To help everyone get those game ideas flowing there will be a theme set for the game jam on the first day.

We love computer games! Other game forms (card, table-top etc.) are welcome too.

The end of the game jam will see a competition with different categories. Our judges (who are professional game developers themselves) will select a winner and runner-up in each category. All of the submitted games will be showcased on the event website built after the event. The competition winners will be highlighted as such on the website, plus bragging rights!

It’s totally fine if you turn up to the game jam with pre-made bits, however you will not be able to participate in the related competition category. (E.g. if I make all of my game art before the game jam I cannot submit to the Art category.)

 

Schedule of events

Friday 29th:
Event kicks off, teams are assemble, theme is announced – get your game ideas together!

Saturday 30th:
All day game development!
Lunch from 1-2pm – no obligation, but taking a break is a good idea!
Submit your game’s competing categories for your game to be judged in for our no obligation game jam competition

Sunday 31st:
Last leg of development.
Tools down, Submit final game to organisers for the online showcase.
Everyone playing everyones’ games for a while.
Judges announce category winners of the game jam competition.
Event finishes up. Check back in a few days for the showcase website. Thanks for the memories!
Links:
http://091labs.com/2015/05/game-jam-may-29-31/
http://091labs.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1426558374316134/
https://www.facebook.com/091labs

Reserve a place for yourself here:
Eventbrite - Game Jam May 29-31 @ 091Labs, Galway

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
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