Diary and Meetings Programme
Next meeting - Friday 15th August 2015
This meeting will be one of our normal meetings with Focus tables. 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. However! your pitch will be terminated by an automatic 3 minute (deafening) siren........... Phaphph not and plan well! For the May meeting, so far, a blogspot on 'Using Trello and DropBox' has been promised by Claire Griffiths.
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 3D modelling you can join Bill Graham in a table session on using SketchUp.
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.
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 3rd 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)