Tag Archives: electronics

Autumn Saturday workshops!

Smartphone-ography, €30, September 20 from 10am-4pm: The first workshop by Mark Grealish will dive into quick-draw photography: The rules of how to compose a photographic scene, mindfulness in taking a picture, awareness of your surroundings, and how to quickly draw, snap, and put away. We will also cover workflows for getting the best finish out […]

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Arduino IR Beam Test

A few of our members recently made a bus walking bus walking trip out to Maplin Electronics here in Galway to source some electronics. A few months ago I purchased a Velleman solder-it-yourself clapper kit, which I subsequently plugged into an Arduino and had some fun with. After picking up some resistors, piezos and other […]

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Happy Household Hacking

Joe Desbonnet is currently giving his great, fascinating talk on hacking household electronics so as to add a PC-compatible output, then taking the resulting data and mining it for valuable information. The specific foci of his talk is adapting an off-the-shelf blood pressure cuff (pictured, above) to take continuous readings at 20-60 preprogrammed minute intervals. […]

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