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Arduino Evening: Motor Control on Thursday, 20 March

Arduino Robot Base by Chris Palmer
Arduino Robot Base by Chris Palmer

Following the success of the Introduction to Arduino workshops, James Fowkes will also be running a new series of regular Arduino evenings, looking at specific aspects of the Arduino platform.

Great for anyone who’s been on the Introduction workshop and wants to play around more with this system, the first evening is on Thursday, 20 March, from 7:30 to 9:30.

This evening will focus on motor control, with James giving a short talk on the major kinds of motors you’re likely to encounter in your Arduino projects, including simple DC, brushless DC (BLDC), steppers, and servos, and how each one is driven. Then it’s time to get stuck into making things move!

You can bring your own Arduino and laptop if you want some hands-on experience, or you can watch and listen. Either way, you’ll learn a lot about motors and how to make your next project move!

Tickets are £5 and are available now. Spaces are limited, so buy your tickets now.

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Events Rasberry Pi

Raspberry Jam for RPi – Introducing EVE Alpha at Cape Bar, Victoria Road

The Raspberry Pi Jam, 6th November 2012 will introduce EVE an add on for Raspberry Pi developed by Hackspace members and CISECO.

This event runs from 6:30pm. At Cape Bar on Victoria Street in Nottingham. Please do bring your own RPi or related projects. This event is FREE and open to all (even if you DON’T have a RPi).

 

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Maker Faire UK 2011 Day 1

It’s the end of day one in Newcastle, and we’re in the pub with guys from hackspaces in Northhampton, London, Leeds and Dublin.

Its been a fantastic day walking around the Maker Faire, meeting people from all the other UK Hackerspaces and of course all the other makers.

Arriving at the Life centre via the makers entrance, we were shown upstairs to the Hackerspace area, where the London Hackspace people were all ready encamped and busy hacking away.

The stands were all very diverse, and among many other things included Make offering flashing LED badge kits next to a space where people could learn to solder, motorised mountain bikes, musical tesla coils, giant etch-a-sketches, glowing couture, papercraft gear hearts, fundraising charity Daleks, and tuition in constructing “survival cups”; simple bits of polystyrene that can show you north and south, day or night. Northackton covered their stand with an enormous three dimensional cardboard spider.

Some of the stands were held by commercial companies, some by hackspaces, and some people there simply had projects they wanted to show off and gauge interest on

We’ve hardly had time to look at everything there, and are going back tomorrow. Pictures and videos to come.

Check Out this awesome video of ArcAttack

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Arduino Sunday Mk. II

Following the popularity of our Arduino Sundae workshop last August we’ve decided to run another!

12:00pm Sunday 27th March 2011

This time the event will be for those with some experience as well as beginners.

Arduino 101 For Beginners – A beginners kit will be available as well as tuition on getting started with Micro-controllers. As well as group tuition, one-on-one help will be available from experienced teachers and hackers who can help you learn more!

Arduino 2.0 For Progressors – The new Hackerspace rooms and tools will be available to you as well as expert one-on-one help. You’ll be able to make progress with your project as well as discuss all things Arduino with experts and other enthusiasts in an environment ideally suited to rapid prototyping!

Cost:

Workshop Only – £20 Bring your own Arduino & other items

Workshop with Arduino Budget Kit – £40 kit includes the new Arduino Uno

Register your interest here or by emailing info@nottinghack.co.uk

Arduino Sundae power point presentation

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Open Hack Night Workshops

How To Workshop: Make a Circuit Board

6:30pm 26th January 2011

Get the basics of PCB (Printed Circuit Board) manufacture from Nottinghack’s Matt Little (from our Soldering & Drawdio Workshops).

There are many processes and techniques for making a printed circuit board (PCB).
In this session Matt will guide you through his process for making PCBs

Matt uses a mixture of home-made and bought tools. He will highlight some of the problems and share some of the tips and tricks he’s uses.

You will get to create and keep a circuit board for a simple LED flashing circuit (components included).

The circuit board layout is made using the open source software called KiCad (for both Linux and Windows). If you have a (small) circuit you would like created then bring along your completed PCB design and we can make that with you!