Happy Household Hacking


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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Web development talk cancelled


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.

Hackerspace Week workshop: Writing Light


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.