LA Arduino Monthly Meetup

Let's get together to have talks, discussions and share our experiences with Arduino.


Formal Talks

30 minutes to 1 hour+ presentations and/or demos about topics, ideas or projects, Arduino related.


Lightning Talks

5 to 15 minutes of Arduino related topics. Screens or demos are not required, just come up to the front and share your project, ideas, experience, thoughts, etc.


If you would like to present, please send me a message with your topic.


Parking

There is underground parking below the facility. It's $6 to park there. You can also park around Main st.

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  • Scott C.

    Hey all, for those interested here is a link to the Vimeo documentation, website, and my github which has the code for each of the modules I presented last time. Really enjoyed coming and am looking forward to attending more.

    https://vimeo.com/59217387
    http://counterprotocol.org/#project/1
    https://github.com/scazan/Alebrijes/

    June 5, 2013

    • Richard P.

      You may know about this Library: http://playground.ard...­

      June 5, 2013

    • Scott C.

      Nice. Yeah, I know some people who've done some cool stuff with midi music controllers and Arduino.

      June 5, 2013

  • Leslie B.

    Cool, Jorge! As to turning a prototype into a PCB, I would like to learn about that too. I am hoping someone can give us a talk on the steps involved. In the meantime, we had a speaker (I think you might have been late that night) who created custom PCBs. He referenced http://www.cadsoftusa.com for the design and http://oshpark.com for the manufacturing.

    June 3, 2013

    • Jorge G.

      Fritzing is truly awesome! I just started playing with it!

      June 4, 2013

    • Richard P.

      It will get you started and from there, you can advance to others.

      June 4, 2013

  • Richard P.

    Here is a small test video of the display copter at the meeting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnu-k9R8u_Q

    2 · June 3, 2013

  • Jorge G.

    Hello everyone, this weekend I was busy working to automate the closing and opening of a window blind in the home office. I succeeded in getting a functional prototype which is controlled from a potentiometer. I ordered a voice command module and plan to add a wireless module so that I can have the capability to control the window blind from 1) the potentiometer (done), 2) by voice command, 3) from a mobile phone.

    I would like to package this project so it looks a little more presentable in the home office. At the moment cables are exposed and all components are visible. I've heard of PCBs, but have no clue where to even begin to turn a prototype into a PCB :( Any suggestions to turn my window blind automator prototype into a packaged component, would be greatly appreciated.

    You can see the prototype in action at:

    http://goo.gl/McD4X

    more pics at:

    http://goo.gl/oI4O2

    Components used:
    - Arduino Uno
    - speaker
    - red LED
    - green LED
    - potentiometer
    - continuous rotation servo

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Richard P.

    thank you one and all for such a very outstanding Meetup. I felt very Welcomed and believe this, I hope to become a regular.

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Each of the insteon motion sensors will send a command when they're running out of battery, when it changes from dusk to dawn, and when they see motion.
    The isy99i lets you program whatever it is that you want to happen when each individual sensor goes off. You can have it turn on local lights, you can say only if these 2 sensors are seeing motion at the same time only then turn on the lights. It gives you the flexibility you need to set it up however you want without having to build everything from scratch. + everything can be viewed, monitored, and fully controlled from your smartphone. So you can get it to e-mail you a picture of where the sensor went off, see the picture on your smartphone, and you can press a button to turn on an alarm, turn on all lights, shoot off fireworks, (I had a personal idea of a paintbull gun that would be aimed by a PTZ system.)all at the press of a buttom from your phone. But the isy99 will need to be connected to the internet.

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you want simplicity, ready to go hardware, and devices that will probably be more reliable then hand made arduino devices, then I'd recommend just going to an Insteon system instead of using arduino. Here's a link:
    http://www.smarthome.com/2842-222/INSTEON-Wireless-Motion-Sensor/p.aspx

    Each motion sensor costs $35, but they have the networking already built in and the message gets passed along the chain of wireless monitors. You'll also need a device like the ISY99i which is the brain for the insteon system and will be responsible for the commands. You then name each motion sensor in the device and when any individual one goes off, you'll know where it's located. Then you can use the isy99 to send out commands to other devices depending on what you want to do.
    You can have it send out a signal to a PTZ camera that will focus and zoom in on the location of the sensor that went off, e-mail you a picture of the image and let you decide what to do next.

    May 31, 2013

  • Christopher H.

    Excellent presentations, great conversation, comfy couches

    May 31, 2013

  • Nicholas J.

    Great meetup!

    May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice meeting everybody, I'll be seeing you guys again at the next one.

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • Jorge G.

    Thank you all for your time and great feedback on my project!

    2 · May 31, 2013

  • Richard P.

    Awesome and will be attending others.

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Ruben

    Thanks for the inspiration, everyone! ;)

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Jose d.

    Hi everybody, sorry for not showing up. I could not get there on time. Next meeting I'll be there.

    May 30, 2013

  • Jorge G.

    Running about 15 mins late

    May 30, 2013

  • Farid H.

    sorry have to miss this one.

    May 27, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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