Diary and Meetings Programme
If you are already working on a project, perhaps a clothing project, a motor control application or the greatest thing since sliced toast, and you want to either bring it along to provide discussion or to continue working it during the group itself then please do so. There will be a separate DIY table where you can do your own thing. Workshop tables will be there to provide a focus for those who have a common topic or who wish to pick up new skills.
Having had a lot of talks and skill development on introductory topics during 2012, we started to enjoy our more "hands-on" type of meetings during 2013. We plan to continue in much the same manner during 2014. Tea will be available from 7:00 to 7:30 and then we will have four themes running in different corners of the room until 9:45. We will sometimes start with a short, optional talk on a special topic ("Blog Spot") with the second round of tea. Our rolling programme is set out below. This programme is NOT set in stone. Please let us know your thoughts and we can adjust accordingly.
18th April - Meeting - Blog Spot on Raspberry Pi and Focus tables
21st February - Annual General Meeting plus Focus tables
17th January - Meeting - Blog Spot on Arduino plus Focus tables
20th December - Meeting - Focus on Mendel90 and Raspberry Pi
15th November - Meeting - Blog Spot plus Focus and Jamboree tables
18th October - Meeting - Blog Spot plus Focus and Jamboree tables
20th September - Meeting - Blog Spot plus Focus and Jamboree tables
16th August - Focus Tables plus Jamboree and Blog Spot.
19th July - new Focus tables plus Blog Spot - Mark Dammer on Software Defined Radio
21st June - Focus on a Team Project plus table-top sessions
17th May - "Blog Spot" + "Jamboree" table-top sessions
19th April - Focus on "Go North" organic orchestra - plus a "Jamboree" table-top session
15th March - Public OPEN EVENING - Focus on "Jamboree" table-top session
15th February - Focus on exploring wind machines - plus "Jamboree" tables - plus AGM.
18th January - Exploring, fabrics, plastics, wood, metals, adhesives and other materials
Fri 14th December - "Jamboree" table-top session
Fri 16th November - Table groups on four or five topics
Fri 19th October - Table groups on four or five topics
Fri 21st September - A Raspberry pi, pies and Python evening
Fri 17th August - Programming of a £3 Genie microcontroller and robot arm
Fri 20th July - Build a servo controller and learn about music synthesisers
Fri 15th June - Discussion on future topics
Fri 18th May - Solderless breadboards and introduction to logic chips
Fri 20th April - Introduction to LEDs and logic gates
Fri 16th March - Introduction to soldering and basic electronic components
Fri 24th February - Using Google SketchUp to prepare 3D models (laptop)