MindKits meetup Monthly Meetup

  • February 13, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Meet friendly robotics, Arduino and electronics people, share a beer and good company. 

Speakers share their projects and you'll have an opportunity to share your knowledge and learn.


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


Hope to see you there,
Tim
MindKits Chief Ninja

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  • Chris P.

    I told someone there was a 16 bit DAC breakout on Adafruit. My apologies, I was mistaken. Its only 12 bit. https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2012/07/24/new-product-mcp4725-breakout-board-12-bit-dac-wi2c-interface/ The 16 bit one is an ADC breakout.

    February 14

  • Jakes

    Was a good event!

    Thanks to everyone (about 20 by my count) for attending - lots of new faces. (pretty decent steak too!)

    I'll post details of upcoming events in the Makers' scene once I know more - probably fill you in re "unofficial" details at the next meet.

    Also, forgot to mention, our local mate Paul Lindsay (from Christchurch/Wellington) now has a (paid) online course for learning Arduino's: oreilly.com/go/arduino-workshop

    Did I forget anything?

    Hope to see you all next month :)

    (links & ref's to follow)

    February 14

    • Jakes

      * The Mind Lap (Hacker/MakerSpace for kids) - themindlab.com
      * Interesting little (Arduino-based) Internet-of-things embedded platforms - jeelabs.org & spark.io
      * Raspberry Pi, CubieBoard, BeagleBone Black (BBB) & the new Arduino's
      ** mindkits.co.nz/store/ard­­uino-compatible/arduino­-­yun
      ** arduino.cc/en/Main/Ardui­­noBoardTre
      * CodeBender - Arduino "cloud" IDE - codebender.cc/static/abo­­ut
      * Circuit Design - upverter.com, kicad-pcb.org, fritzing.org, Eagle CAD
      * "drones" - OpenROV, OpenPilot, ArduPilot, DIY Drones

      February 14

    • Jakes

      * One of our regulars (sorry, can't recall details now) build an Arduino simulator for iOS. I've looked for options for Arduino simulation/emulation, but can't give an opinion on any of the results.
      * IRC is your friend :) Great resources to bounce ideas off people, or of you get stuck deep in a problem in the weeeee hours of the morning. Use either a client (like Pidgin, Empathy, etc), or use a web portal. One of the more popular platforms for Open Source project is FreeNode, web access to #Arduino channel here: https://webchat.freeno...­

      February 14

  • Tim W.

    Great!

    February 13

  • Chris P.

    There was beer & geeks. A most excellent combination.

    1 · February 13

  • Garran W.

    Sorry, can't make this tonight.

    February 13

  • Derek K.

    I will be installing an oven this Thursday (Noel Leeming permitting) and dealing with a wife with a detached retina. All fun and games at our house

    February 12

  • Payam

    Hi
    I like to join

    February 8

  • Bruce C.

    Sorry I won't be able to make this month's meeting.

    February 7

  • Payam

    Hi I am Payam automation engineer specialist in industrial robots

    January 11, 2014

  • Payam

    Hi I am Payam automation engineer specialist in industrial robots

    January 11, 2014

  • Arn

    Hello there! No meet up in December? I'm interested in 3d printing mainly. Have practically no knowledge of any fields relating to electro making but keen to chat and learn about it over a beer. C u feb. :)

    November 30, 2013

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