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

 

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

Illustration Workshop with Alan Corbett and Galway Pub Scrawl – Saturday June 16th

Professional illustrator Alan Corbett will be running a one-day picture book illustration workshop at 091 Labs on Saturday June 16th from 10AM to 6PM in collaboration with the Galway Pub Scrawl group.

Alan’s illustration work includes the “Ghost of Shandon“, “The Gruesome End of Baron Spolasco” (for the 6th annual Dragon of Shandon Samhain Parade in Cork City) and “Anna in the Little Match Girl“.

The cost on the door will be €10 (€8 for students and 091 members) for the day. Handouts are included in the price.

This workshop will be served on a first-come first-served basis. A place can be reserved by joining the Facebook Event page or emailing donalfall [at] gmail [dot] com