Nov 8 2013

C/Electronics classes, from Tuesday November 19



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.


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, and for Windows you can install either Cygwin or PuTTY.

Nov 7 2013

Knitting Circle’s Next Meeting – Sat 9th November @ 4pm


The knitting circle will have its next meeting at the labs on Sat 9th November 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. 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 maraley42 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Nov 6 2013

Homebrewing @091labs Saturday November 16th


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Oct 30 2013

Board Games Day – 2 November, 12pm


The Board Games Club will be holding an all day board gaming event in the Labs on 2 November, starting at noon. Everyone is invited, from newbies to experienced players. Attendance is €2 for all players, with all money going to support the Board Games Club and the Labs. Attendees are welcome to bring their own games, and the club itself has the following games:

Battlestar Galactica + (Pegasus and Exodus expansions)
Settlers of Catan + (Cities and knights and Seafarers expansions)
Game of Thrones
Cyclades + ( Hades expansion)
Last night on earth
Star trek: Fleet Captains
Civilisation + ( Fame and Fortune expansion)
Phantom Leagues
SmallWorld (+ Tales and Legends, Grand Dames, Cursed, Be not afraid, Tunnels)

Oct 21 2013

Ignite Galway – Wednesday October 30th @8pm




This is a quick update just to let you all know Ignite Galway is happening again in just over a week.

It will be taking place in Kellys bar (upstairs). As usual we will have a wide range of talks from people involved in homebrewing, public health and artists to name but a few. 091Labs will also be hosting a post Ignite homebrew tasting in the 091Labs hackerspace, all are welcome to join us.

What is Ignite?

Ignite is a global format for 5 minute lightning talks where a variety of speakers meet up and each share a story that they hold near and dear in the hope of inspiring the audience with new ideas. To aid them in this goal, they are allowed 20 slides that more forward every 15  seconds. It’s a light-hearted event where the real aim is to have a good time while learning something new.

What Ignite is in aid of

The entry price of €5 goes towards helping 091 Labs.

Make sure to turn up early because seats are limited!