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MindKits meetup Monthly Meetup

  • Sep 12, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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With the growth of Arduino over the last year we've decided to start the Arduino Users Group in Auckland and we'd love it if you came along to say hello and tell us about your projects over a beer.

Tim Carr (that's me, the MindKits Chief Ninja) and Kim Newall will be hosting and we are looking forward to seeing many of you at the Arduino Users group which runs on the second Thursday of the month every month.

We've got some fun plans to bring you a mix of community, entertainment and education so we'd love to see you come along and say hello over a beer and a bit of a chat. It's all rather relaxed so just turn up, say hello and grab a seat.


The Arduino Users Group may include (it varies from month to month):

Guest speakers - delivering information on current areas of interest or requested info.
An opportunity to ask experts for advice and help with problems
A show and tell so you can share what you've been working on with others
A chance to meet people interested in the same stuff as you
A fun way to quench your thirst over a beer
Bit or byte swap - exchange your goodies for others stuff


We've moved the meetup to Brooklyn bar across the road from where we used to be at the Playhouse Pub on Aotea. You can see where Brooklyn in on google maps.

Hope to see you there,
Tim
MindKits Chief Ninja

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  • Roger B.

    Anyone recommend a (type of) beer to kill pressure headache? :-/

    September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      NO!

      September 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      A six pack of Stella will always set you right & it's made in NZ too!

      September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome robots, amazing preso and really geeky people to chat to. The venue wasn't that awesome, I think the bar staff were quite drunk :-)

    September 12, 2013

    • Tim C.

      That back room is really great. They've always accommodated without mention of time restrictions so that really brasses me off as they let the team down - we had confirmation we had the back room. I get the feeling they got caught with their pants down on this particular day. If they let us down again we'll move to MindHive again. Indeed, huge thanks and credit to Wayne and Kim for the leadership in my absence - thanks guys. Love your work.

      September 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kingsland would be better, not so many stairs to lug the gear up & better parking. Great bandwidth at MindHive though.

      1 · September 13, 2013

  • Andrew D.

    there was some discussion of a roomba style lawn mower. Perhaps a hybrid using this might help. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10980

    September 13, 2013

  • Andrew D.

    Very welcoming for a newbie

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Dean S.

    Great to finally make it to one of the meetups. Nice to meet Roger, John and Kim. Next time I'm up will have to introduce myself to a few more bods. The CISR presentation from James was great and I bet there will be a few who'd love to take him up on the offer of a ride in that simulator :)

    Didn't have a laptop with me last night so thought I'd share some pics of my first Android project, was talking to Roger and John about it briefly, is a lighting system for my daughter's dolls-house. A push button on the front of the house cycles between all lights on, all off, and randomly turning a light on in one room or another. Was a fun project. see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deeknow/sets/72157632264772136/

    September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has anyone played with textiles and reading in elastic resistors (?) I had almost been looking at nanotubes but there has got to be an easier way.
    This is ideally measuring posture and muscle movement. I had thought almost to output the resistance to each cable a certain tone, and the variable resistance would attenuate the tones, then that could be a pretty light rig and that could just plug into a mic port on a phone and read that in as analog tones (of varying volumes), and that could then be parsed in as an audio file. Horrifically bodgy mechanisms but somewhat cheap and light. Meaning this could be worn and measure for more life situations.

    September 12, 2013

  • Roger B.

    doh - ride reqs failed miserably on Twitter... biting bullet$$$, driving in now.

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just leaving now! Gonna be fun!

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, just realised that the AWS workshop would be going late

    September 12, 2013

  • Andrew D.

    Hi I will be a little late - I will be attending a TechEd session on building apps for Kinect with the Windows SDK. I should be there by 7.

    September 11, 2013

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