Diary and Meetings Programme

Next meeting - Friday 20th January 2017

The opportunity is available for any one or more members to take the floor each for a 3 minute Blog Spot.  You can ask any questions you like, present any ideas you have, raise any topic where general help is required or even explain your recent failure.    Phaphph not and plan well!

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.
If you are new to this world (ie less than 18 years experience) you might be interested in seeing what you can do with a raspberry PiNB The new Raspberry Pi Zero (currently sold out) costs only £4.

Tea and biscuits 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.  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


Friday 17th February - AGM (short) and 5th Birthday Party (with cake) - Focus table on 2017

Friday 20th January - Blog Spot - Enter Linux - Focus on Starting Electronics 3


Friday 16th December - Focus on Printing in 3D for Christmas - Starting Electronics 2
                                                                      and more SketchUp if you want it........

Friday 18th November - Focus tables on:
                  Starting Electronics, 3D Printing Opportunities and a SketchUp Hands-on - Session 2

Friday 21st October - Focus tables on 3D printing opportunities and a SketchUp hands-on

Friday 16th September - Focus Tables + Blog Spots

19th August - Focus Tables + Blog Spots

15th July - Focus Tables + Blog Spots

17th June - Focus Tables + Blog Spots

20th May - Focus Tables + Blog Spots

15th April - Focus Tables + Blog Spots

18th March - Focus Tables + Blog Spots

19th February - AGM and focus tables

15th January


18th December - Focus Tables + Blog Spots

20th November - Focus Tables + Blog Spot on SketchUp

16th October - Open Evening

26th September - Science and Ingenuity Fair.

18th September

21st August

17th July

19th June - Focus tables + Blog Spots

15th May - Focus tables + Blog Spots

17th April - Focus tables + Blog Spots

20th March - Focus tables + Blog Spots

20th February - Our AGM and Focus tables afterwards - Three cakes with three candles

16th January - Meeting - Focus Tables and Winter projects


19th December - Next Meeting - Focus tables and Electronics for Starters at 'Early Bird' Table

21st November - Meeting - Focus tables and getting winter projects underway

7th October - Meeting - The Usual Focus Tables

27th September - 'Science and Ingenuity' - Culture Day - Tolbooth, Forres   * Public event

19th September - Meeting - Checking out activities for Sat 27th September

15th August - Meeting _ The Usual Focus Tables

18th July - Meeting - The Usual Focus Tables

20th June - Meeting - Blog Spot on 3D printer developments and Focus Tables

 7th June - Horizon Scotland Fun Day  * Public event

16th May - Meeting - Blog Spot on Raspberry Pi and Focus tables

18th April - Meeting - Blog Spot on Raspberry Pi and Focus tables

21st March - Science and Engineering Week - Public Open Evening  * Public event

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)