The hackerspace in Dublin TOG are running a series of seminars and workshops showcasing Open Source as part of Engineers Week. On Monday 8th of February they have a seminar showing how to create a circuit board using open source tools. The cost of commercial software is usually the big barrier to entry in designing your own circuit boards.Did I say this was free? All the seminars they are running for this week are free but you need to prebook your place.
On the Wednesday 10 of February, they are also showing open source hardware with the Arduino Platform. The Arduino is
a microcontroller that has become very popular with artists and electronics tinkerers alike. The seminar is an introduction to Arduino and a great chance for people to make a start with Arduino. Again this event is free.
On the weekend, Sunday 14th of February, they are having a hands on Arduino workshop. Where people will be doing all sorts of things with Arduino’s. In the afternoon you can get you chance to build your very own Arduino. There is a materials fee for the workshop.
These events are being organised by the folks over at TOG. All of the information is here. As they pointed out you do need to register for a place at these workshops.
In keeping with the Merry Chrismtas spirit and all, we’re going have an outing. For those who are interested, ICE SKATING, followed by some food and drinks in a local pub so we can laugh at who fell over and nurse our bruises!
Hope to see you all there! Bring along your kids if you like it’s not going to go on late!
Ice Skating in Smithfield Sunday 13th December Meet up the the ice rink for around 16.00, to start on the ice at 16:35.
Under 12 €8
Direction on how to get there:
Smithfield Ice Rink
Luas Smithfield Stop.
Dublinbikes. Smithfield Station
Pub: We are meeting at 18.00 at Pifko for some food and beer.
The Ubuntu-ie LoCo held our Karmic Koala release party on Saturday and had a massive turn out, thanks to all those who came. We decided to go for a sit down lunch at Jimmy Chungs an all you can eat Chinese buffet and we definitely had our fill.
- Ubuntu-ie LoCo Lunch Karmic Koala
After lunch we went to Karma, and this was chosen by the LoCo team with a poll and list of places to go. It also had free wifi and opened up for us when we got there soaking wet as it lashed rain and it wasn’t due to open for an hour, so thanks Karma After a few hours of showing it off, we clearly were very thirsty, and the rest of the photos are here
- laptop demo
- more ohhhs and ahhhhhs over Karmic
- karmic guinness
- well needed pint
- Ubuntu-ie LoCo Karmic Koala Release party