Diary and Meetings Programme

Next meeting
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 March - Science and Engineering Week - Public Open Evening

21st February - Annual General Meeting plus Focus tables

17th January - Meeting - Blog Spot on Arduino plus Focus tables

2014

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

2013

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)

2012