NodeBots of London meetup

NodeBots of London is a semi regular meetup to hack on hardware using JavaScript.  We'll build robots, fly node copters and perhaps inadvertently kickstart the robot apocalypse.

Tickets are £10 and must be purchased in advance.

We're looking for sponsors so if you're interested, please get in touch!

http://player.vimeo.com/video/76806624

Schedule

Please check back for updates, but roughly:

• 10:15 A quick introduction to JAILMake and Nodebots

• 10:30 Start hacking

• 12:00 Break for lunch

16:00 Show & tell 

• 17:00 Time for a beer

If you've got a project you'd like to tell us about, let us know and we'll fit you in.


What should I bring?

A laptop, some hardware to hack on.  If you've never done this before, one of the below kits would be about right.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino

oomlout: Starter Kit for Ardunio

Maplin Arduino Starter Kit

and if you leg up for making a sumo bot:

Hobbytronics: Zumo Robot Kit

Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Beaglebones, Espruinos, LEDs, servos, lasers all welcome.

We'll be using @rwaldron's johnny-five library, so if you want to hit the ground running, make sure you've installed the latest version of node, git and johnny-five.

Help will be available on the day to get you started.


How do I get there?

Take the train to Peckham Rye (London Overground or train from London Bridge), then follow the map.

The entrance is an unassuming black gate between East Dulwich Food & Wine and Morley's Fried Chicken (seldom recommended provider of local delicacies).

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  • Alex P.

    An amazing day yesterday, loads of fun; thanks to all for coming. We'll do another one at the end of January, so do check back soon for more information.

    In the interim there are a few videos up on the twitter feed - https://twitter.com/NodeBotsUK

    November 10, 2013

  • Adam D.

    great day, great venue, well organised, friendly and truly helpful people, open with their knowledge. What more could one ask for on a rainy saturday? As a beginner roboticist it was the best introduction to making things.

    3 · November 9, 2013

  • Oli Z.

    For those who can't be here, check out https://london.hackspace.org.uk/
    A great bunch, with 24 hour access to hack fun times.

    November 9, 2013

  • Baris B.

    Also running late, be there soon

    November 9, 2013

  • Cass J.

    Also have transport issues, will be late, looking forward to meeting you all

    November 9, 2013

  • Donovan

    Hey ,got transportation issues not going to be able to make it but please keep me informed for the next one !

    November 9, 2013

  • Donovan

    What time does it Finnish ? And where can I pay the £10 ?

    November 8, 2013

    • Rob M.

      Hey, I haven't actually paid for a ticket yet, either. Can I get this link as well, please?

      November 8, 2013

    • Rob M.

      found it, paid up. See you tomorrow!

      November 8, 2013

  • Oli Z.

    Also of note, JAILmake a great workshop for the building of things. It is not a swanky office. If you like being really warm, may I recommend the wearing warm clothes.

    November 8, 2013

  • Donovan

    Hi to nodebots

    November 8, 2013

  • Oli Z.

    Who wants to make a robot? JAILmake has tools, sharp things and spinning blades, so if anyone has an idea to make a big thing, a wood thing, a metal thing, a soldered thing, let us know and we can pick Jamie's brain and possibly coax him into helping us make it.

    Space is pretty tight in the workshop, so please do be a good citizen and remember to update your rsvp if you know you can't make it.
    If you are coming but haven't bought a ticket, please do or pay on the day. We're not creaming a profit, it all goes to keep the workshop open for us to hack in.

    See you at 10 tomorrow. Tweet at @NodeBotsUK if you get lost or over excited.

    NodeBots! Assemble!

    November 8, 2013

  • Rob M.

    Is anyone going to get hold of one the kits listed above to take to Nodebots? If so, which one?

    October 28, 2013

  • Andrew N.

    I've added the event to Lanyrd as well: http://lanyrd.com/2013/nodebots/

    October 29, 2013

    • Alex P.

      Nice, thanks. Do you think you could add a link to the Tito page - https://tito.io/tablef...­ ? I'm concerned people will miss that it's ticketed.

      October 30, 2013

  • Rob M.

    Thanks for the feedback guys. Ordered a v3 kit this afternoon!

    October 29, 2013

  • Baris B.

    Oli brutha, that kit you recommended has been discontinued and is not too available.

    October 28, 2013

    • Alex P.

      Oops, looks like there's a SparkFun v3 kit. I've changed the link to Google's shopping page - looks like there are a few people who sell it.

      October 28, 2013

    • Alex P.

      Failing that Maplin sell the "official" kit..

      October 28, 2013

  • Oli Z.

    Try and get the SparkFun inventors kit, as a lot of the introductory material on NodeBots is based on it. If you can't get that one then the
    The ARDX kit from oomlout is also rather good.

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Peter J.

      I think I have that, is it just an arduino, breadboard + wires & usb cable?

      October 28, 2013

    • Alex P.

      More or less, you usually get a bunch of sensors, motors, resistors etc thrown in too.

      October 28, 2013

  • Andrew N.

    Nodebots assemble!

    October 22, 2013

    • Alex P.

      ...and kill all humans! No, wait, don't kill all humans.

      October 22, 2013

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