What we're about

Fair Use Building and Research (FUBAR) Labs is New Jersey’s First Hackerspace. We are a Nonprofit Corporation that provides a space where people with common interests, such as computers, electronics, DIY, software, technology, science, and crafts can meet and collaborate. We are an open community offering classes, workshops, study groups, and long term projects. FUBAR Member have 24×7 access to the space and all the equipment.

Upcoming events (5+)

Open Hack Sunday

FUBAR Labs

Come and visit the lab. Bring a project to work on or just to say hi! You can also learn how to solder. We offer kits for purchase based on skill level: from beginner to intermediate level. We also have other workshops and events that occur concurrently. Be sure to check them out and sign up if interested. FUBAR Labs is a member run 501(c)3 tax deductible non profit makerspace.

Introduction to IOT / microcontroller programming

FUBAR Labs

$12.00

Do you want to understand the details of how your IOT lightbulb / smart outlet works or setup a remote monitoring system? This 3-session program will introduce you to microcontroller programming, IOT / Wi-Fi concepts, and communication to a web layer or cloud service via the MQTT messaging technology. In this first session, we will cover basic micro controller concepts, setup our development environment and do some simple programming to get comfortable. The IOT device we are using is an ESP8266 NodeMCU. This is a development board version of the module that is found in many IOT lightbulbs and smart outlets. We will program using the Platform-IO development system with VS Code editor. This robust multiplatform system allows for development on a range of microcontroller platforms including the ever-popular Arduino. Session 2 will cover Wifi features of the ESP-8266 and introduce the use of external libraries to control RGB led strips. Session 3 will cover implementation of MQTT messaging between the ESP and external system for communications and control. Note: sessions 2 & 3 will be separate meetups to be scheduled 2 weeks apart on Tuesday around the same time of day Pre-requisites Please bring a laptop with a recent version of Linux, Mac or Windows. Some programming knowledge is also good but not necessary. The class kit is available for $15; This is the ESP8266 NodeMCU dev board, solderless breadboard, WS2812 "smart" LED, micro USB cable and assorted hookup wires. Lab will open around 7:15 please be there by 7:30

Open Hack Night

FUBAR Labs

Open Hack Night is our most popular public event. Come get a tour of the lab and bring your projects to work on. You'll often see 3D printing, laser cutting, autonomous vehicles, etc., being worked on.

Open Hack Sunday

FUBAR Labs

Come and visit the lab. Bring a project to work on or just to say hi! You can also learn how to solder. We offer kits for purchase based on skill level: from beginner to intermediate level. We also have other workshops and events that occur concurrently. Be sure to check them out and sign up if interested. FUBAR Labs is a member run 501(c)3 tax deductible non profit makerspace.

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Open Hack Night

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