Microcomputing session tomorrow afternoon

Although we won’t be doing a formal ‘introduction to microcomputing’ session tomorrow, I’ll be doing some stuff with the ESP8266 and either a relay or a temperature sensor or a time display so you’re welcome to join in. You’ll need a laptop with the Arduino development environment installed and the ESP8266 extensions, a module of some sort (ESP NodeMCU, Arduino or equivalent) and a good USB data lead. Let me know here or privately if you’d like me to bring a module and/or sensors for you to use.   Or just bring yourself and see what we’re doing.   Star…

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Google AIY Voice Kit

As a Google AIY Voice Kit arrived sooner than expected we’ll be putting that together tomorrow. Anyone with knowledge of the Google Voice JSON stuff would be very welcome. Star and Anchor, 3pm. https://aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voice

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Visit to London Hackspace

Many of you have never been to London Hackspace across London near Cambridge Heath. Many will be unaware that their lease hasn’t been renewed so they’re looking for a new home which is isn’t proving to be easy and will probably result in restructuring in some way or ways. This month is the last month of ‘business as usual’ because in December things start to wind down for moving, storage or disposal. I’m going there tomorrow afternoon for the radio… club meeting, and probably again for the next on the first Saturday of December (sorry for the short notice but…

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Meeting themes

Now the long winter evenings are upon us we thought it would be a good idea to have a theme for most Sunday meetings. Here are a few suggestions, now over to you to express interest and offer anything you could do a mini-workshop on (bearing in mind the constraints of a power, noise etc.) SIP telephony with Asterisk – build a 100 line telephone system for £40 – JJ  Track aircraft activity – build an ADS-B receiver for under £40 – JJ  Introduction to microcomputing with the Arduino or ESP8266/ESP32 – Nigle  Introduction to lock picking – JJ+Nigle Introduction…

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Invention Rooms, White City!

Our doors will be thrown open for a free afternoon of making in W12 this coming Saturday. A full list of all the activities we will be running on Saturday are shown below. The workshops in the maker space mentioned above and tours  of the Advanced Hackspace will require you to sign up in advance. The majority of these bookable activities can only be booked on the day,  however we have released spaces for the first Advanced hackspace Tour at 12:30 that can be booked via this link. All the other activities listed below will be running throughout the event…

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Meeting: Sunday 27th September, 3:00, Drayton Court Hotel

Just a mention that we’re meeting on Sunday as usual, from 3pm to 6pm in the bar of the Drayton Court Hotel.  Let us know if there’s anything you’d like us to bring along (Arduinos, ESPs, movie bomb lookalikes…).  If you don’t know Nigle and myself you can probably work it out from our Facebook profile pics but if not post here and we’ll look out for you, but we’ll almost certainly have something unmistakably geeky on the table.

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