Meeting tonight (Tuesday) at Club Arus na nGael – 8pm


There will be a meeting for all interested in 091 Labs’ current developments tonight at 8pm in Club Arus na nGael on Dominick Street Lower (Location here: http://goo.gl/zWTDd). Things to be discussed are our exact member numbers, ideas for workshops until we find a permanent space and the most up-to-date news on our hunt for a new space.

Hope to see you there at 8pm. Apologies to those who got a tweet last night about last week’s meeting. That was sent in error. Silly technology…

3Dcamp in Limerick next month


3Dcamp, the “un-conference Barcamp which looks at The Internet Beyond Web 2.0″, will be running on Saturday June 11th in the University of Limerick. Areas of interest include:

  • 3D visualizations (Blender, Sketchup),
  • Gestural Interfaces (Kinect)
  • Robotics
  • Gaming
  • Mapping mashups, GPS,
  • Location based Services (LBSs),
  • Haptics and augmented toys (eg. Wiimote hacks),
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual worlds (Second Life, the Metaverse),
  • Mirror worlds (Google Earth and Virtual Earth),
  • Interactive art installations
  • …and all things 3D.

There will be plenty of hacking-related talks and workshops this year on subjects such as “Tracking objects in 3D space” by Jeffrey Roe of TOG hackerspace in Dublin, “Escapism, Pedal Through Google Streetview On A Stationary Bike”, by Lette Moloney, and “How I built a Sheep Herding Robot” by Niall Dempsey. Registration is from 9am, with specific building details to follow. Attendance is free and all are welcome to the event.

You can keep up to date with all the latest details at: http://3dcamp.barcamp.ie/

Introduction to Linux class this Tuesday


Want to try Linux? There’s a class for that!

Back by popular demand, 091 Labs’ Introduction to Linux class will be covering the installation and setup of Ubuntu 10.10, including configuring it to work seamlessly with your Windows files. We’ll even show you how to setup all the cool goodies!

The class will cost just €5, which will go towards rent and equipment for 091 Labs. The class will be about 2 hours long and printed notes will be provided afterwards. No prior knowledge of Linux is necessary as this is starting from the very basics!

What to bring:

  • A laptop

By installing Linux you can KEEP Windows installed, you’ll just have the option of booting either Windows or Ubuntu when you switch your computer on. As a precaution, please backup all your important files anyway.

If you do not have a laptop, we will be able to offer a limited amount of old laptops which you can install Ubuntu on, just to get a feel for the installation. Please request these in advance. We have a Tuck Shop in 091 Labs selling drinks and snacks for low prices, which also goes towards our rent :)

Introduction to Linux – Summary


As part of 091 Labs’ series of workshops for Irish Hackerspace Week, one event for which we received a great deal of positive feedback was our “Introduction to Linux” class, tutored by Matthew Kolder, Barry Coughlan and Aaron Hastings. The class, which we are looking to hold more of in the future, covered the very basics of Linux and Ubuntu (our Operating System of choice) – installation, initial setup, cool applications and benefits of running Linux over Windows and Mac.

By putting an 091 Labs laptop and an Ubuntu disc in front of each attendee, we guaranteed that everyone could get hands-on with the system, while having comfort in the fact they weren’t messing up their own computer.

A summary of the topics covered can be found on our Wiki, at the following link:

Introduction to Linux – Summary

If you would be interested in attending a future “Introduction to Linux” event or have any suggestions for Linux or Ubuntu-themed workshops, we’d love to hear from you at aaron@091labs.com

Event added for hackerspace week: Short film screening & Movie Night


This Sunday @ 7pm we will be showing a few short films by local artists, followed by a screening of the first episode of Pioneer One.

We haven’t finalised a list, but it looks as though we’ll have 5 or 6 short films averaging 2 to 3 minutes in length. If you have a late submission get in touch using the contact form.

Pioneer One is a crowd-sourced low-budget production by Josh Bernhard and Bracey Smith. The funds for the project were raised through Kickstarter.