Aug 17 2010

Happy Household Hacking

Mark

Blood pressure cuff

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.

Two words: Fantastic turnout! We have over 20 people here tonight, including a group of new faces that I sincerely hope to see here again.

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Aug 16 2010

Web development talk cancelled

Mark

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Richard Conroy has been forced to cancel his talk tonight. In its place, Adrian Avendano will instead be holding a short workshop on the employment of Java in web development.

091 Labs sincerely apologizes for this change of schedule.


Aug 13 2010

Catch 091 Labs on Galway Bay FM, tonight!

Mark

Our very own Oisin and Barry will be on Galway Bay FM tonight between 7pm and 8pm as guests on Vinny Brown’s Arts Show, there to talk about our coming Hackerspace Week events and September’s coming photowalk and photography talks.

Tune in to Galway Bay FM from 7pm tonight on 95.8 MHz FM to show your support for 091 Labs!

Updated: Thank you to Katie for a providing a functioning stream link!


Aug 11 2010

Hackerspace Week workshop: Writing Light

Mark

I’m only 24 slides in and I’ve already garnered a mention in today’s issue of the Galway Independent as part of their larger article on 091 Labs. This is a scary level of obligation.

On Sunday August 15 coming, I (email) will be at the Labs for a 6pm talk on the history of the camera obscura, the historical precursors of photography, the evolution of photography as its own art, the modern state of photography and what its future paths and perils might be.

Also: Build your own camera obscura to take home with you at the end of the night! Reenact your carefree childhood days with craft scissors and paper glue.

Admission and Pre-booking

Admission:
Members: Free!
Unwaged/Student: €8
General Public: €10

You can find the full details of this and 091 Labs’ other Irish Hackerspace Week workshops on our public calendar.