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Halloween Projects

NOTE: Earlier time for this family-friendly meetup.

Notes related to this meetup: https://gist.github.com/bkeating/7126321

For this meetup we'll be sharing some basic DIY electronics and software projects to help enhance your halloween festivities. Keep your soldering irons at home, a cafe is no place for them (: but you will have a chance to grab a copy of project plans and we'll hopefully have a few completed projects to demo. 

Have any fun ideas? Please comment below. Im not sure if I'm the right organizer for this sort of meetup, but with halloween so close, why not! If you show up in a costume I'll buy you a beverage of your choice. :)

If you're new to electronics, or have never worked with them, we're here to help and can point you in the right direction. The blinking LED project should be easy enough for beginner skill level so you'll even have a project to work on right away.

We'll also share a few software-based projects to help spook your parents (remotely), how to build a very expensive strobe light and more.

As always, all ages and skills welcome but this meetup in particular should be fun for the little ones, so if you have kids, bring 'em! If you don't, it should be just as fun. 

We'll be meeting at 6pm instead of 7pm this time for the kids--school night!

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  • Ben K.

    Running just a tad late. Be there in about 10 minutes!

    October 23, 2013

  • jesus b.

    Cant wait.. good looking on activities for the little ones.

    October 23, 2013

  • Eric M.

    I have no projects to bring, but I will bring out the kids and see if we can get them excited to try some things.

    I ordered a Beagle Bone Black, and am looking for an Arduino cape for it to try and get the best of both worlds. I have never worked with either, and it will be neat to see some examples.

    October 22, 2013

    • Ben K.

      Nice! I just picked up the Beagle Bone Black, too. I can't wait. I realize you can slap something like Ubuntu on there, but am facinated to see what their OEM offerings are. Sounds like a python/javascript playground.

      October 22, 2013

    • Eric M.

      I think it will be fun also. A contractor we have working for us was telling me me that he puts a real time kernel on it to get some determinism for control applications, and that he would hook me up with a copy if I got one. Once mine comes in I will talk with him, and share whatever I get.

      October 23, 2013

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