Next Board Games as Gaeilge


The next board games as Gaeilge night is set for Wednesday 12th March. This is open to both members and non-members, attendance is €2. Remember, even if you have little or no Irish, you can still join in; there’s no ban on English, there is a ban on being mean about mistakes. Anybody who wants to play some games is welcome. If someone has a question I’ll try my best to answer it, which might involve going and looking up the answer. The Facebook event is here.

Homebrewing Start Date Moved


The starting date for the homebrewing class has been moved back by a week, so if you’re interested, there’s still time to reserve a place, either by emailing brewing [at] 091labs [dot] com, or on the eventbrite page. Classes start the 1st of March, at noon. They cost €40/person, last three weeks, and at the end, you’ll have some homemade beer to take home.  Any questions can be directed to brewing [at] 091labs [dot] com.

Knitting Circle’s Next Meeting – Sat 8th February @ 4pm


The knitting circle will have its next meeting at the labs on Sat 8th February from 4 to 7pm. The knitting circle is open to knitters of all skill levels. It provides a social and collaborative workspace, and help is available for people just starting out.  Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month.

All attendees are encouraged to bring their own supplies, although a few spares are available for people who want to try knitting. Attendance is free for members, and €2 for everyone else. All money goes to the upkeep of the Labs. Any questions can be directed to events [at] 091labs [dot] com.

Homebrewing Announcement


The next Homebrewing course is tentatively scheduled to begin on the 22nd of Feburary. This is 3 week course intended to teach beginners the basics of brewing their own beer. If you have any questions about the course, or are interested in reserving a place, you can email brewing [at] 091labs [dot] com or save your spot with our Eventbrite page, here.

C/Electronics classes, from Tuesday November 19


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Every time I say “C-with-Linux-for-hardware classes,” I feel a little like Derek Zoolander: The Alanna Kelly C Workshop for People Who Can’t Code Good and who Wanna Learn to do Other Stuff Good Too.

Anyway.

Our C-with-Linux-for-hardware classes, hosted by Alanna Kelly, will begin on this Tuesday, November 19, and run for a total of three weeks with the goal of building a simple electronic dice that has been coded in C. You’ll learning soldering, electronics, C, and Linux at an introductory level.

Access to a laptop is mandatory; and an installation of a Linux shell, vim text editor, and GCC compiler are all very strongly recommended. If you run Windows or do not know how to install GCC, a remote shell accounts on an 091 Labs Ubuntu server will be available for the duration of the classes.

The cost of the four classes is €40, along with €10 for electronic components.

In short:

  • Tuesday November 19, from 7pm to 10pm.
  • Once a week thereafter, for three subsequent weeks.
  • Have access to vim, GCC, and Linux.
  • Shell accounts to a remote Ubuntu server will be provided if you don’t have any of the above.
  • You will learn C, Linux, and simple electronics (soldering, wiring).
  • The overall project will be to build and take home an electronic six-sided dice.

You are required to have:

  1. A laptop with network access.
  2. Either a Linux installation with GCC, or an installed terminal and SSH. OS X has this in Terminal.app, and for Windows you can install either Cygwin or PuTTY.