Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the hobbyist community. It is easy to learn and has strong community support. It is used for a variety of tasks from AI to server administration and now even to run microcontrollers.
From a recent meeting at CT Hackerspace, there is a request for a Keurig to keep our Makers Caffeinated. If anyone has one they can donate, our members will appreciated it.
Want a cheap and easy way to get WiFi or Bluetooth into your project? Take a look at the ESP8266 and ESP32 modules. Both come on boards that are very inexpensive and can be programmed through the Arduino IDE. These modules can be found all over the internet in various form factors and it can be confusing which to use.
October 11, 2018 7PM
We will attempt to clear up some of the mystery of the module and dig into the capabilities of it. There will also be a review of different boards that the module is available on and look at the differences between them. Finally, we will run some demo projects to demonstrate the capabilities.
You can find these boards on Adafruit, Sparkfun, Amazon, and eBay. So if you would like to play along during the presentation, order them from one of the links below and bring your computer with the Arduino IDE installed and we will walk through getting set up.
Take the leap from being a consumer of the World Wide Web to a Contributor! Create your first Web page with this simple guide to understanding HTML. This class will be a first of series to understanding web page fundamentals that will introduce you to the world of web publishing. In this first class, you will learn what HTML is and how to define a text document as a Web page to get you on your way.
Come join us once a month to share and learn about the craft of software development, at the CT Hackerspace. We are a group of developers, programmers, hackers, creators and inventors committed to learning new coding skills, and furthering our software projects.
If you’re totally new to programming, we can guide you through the basics and introduce you to a community of other people all working to improve their own skills in a supportive environment. And if you’re an experienced developer already, think of this as your chance to get some cool work done, or a chance to pick up a new technical skill!
Recent changes have put the future of our 4′ x 8′ CNC Machine on notice! The CNC, which was on long term loan from one of our older members, has been slated for removal. Your immediate action can change this outcome.
An agreement has been made that the hackerspace can buy the machine permanently for a very reasonable price of $1500. If our users and supporters feel strong enough to make this permanent purchase for the space, now is the time. Replacement machinery would go for at least twice as much as well as coordinating efforts to build a new one from scratch. Keeping it is a far more attractive option if the community acts now!
Donate now or see a board member for details.
CT Hackerspace has an opportunity to purchase a newer Bridgeport head to replace our existing one. This new head would help our machine to be fully operational with more turning speeds, and run on better bearings. We also have the opportunity to $$ DOUBLE YOUR DONATION $$ right now with a private 1 to 1 matching program to make your donation dollars work twice as hard. Help us hit this $500 Goal before we loose out on this opportunity!
General Member Meeting and Elections Synopsis
Saturday, May 12, 2018 ; 1pm
Meet and Greet / Food & Drink : Pizza, Soda & Water
Voting. Results:: President : Bill Saturno, Vice President: Matt Hubbard, Treasurer: Jason Wells
Further Details Below:
There was so much information in the first session that we had to split into two! In the first session, we learned about shields for the Arduino, using a temperature sensor with the Arduino, and using libraries for both. We also had an overview of the Internet of Things, the Cloud, and dashboards on IoT services such as Adafruit IO.
On May 10th, we are going to bring it all together where we will set up a dashboard on Adafruit IO, read the temperature sensor, and push the data to the dashboard for our viewing pleasure! We will need the Ethernet shield, temperature sensor breakout board, and our Arduino.
If you don’t already have an account on adafruit.com, create one before the class. If you have already bought something on adafruit.com or created and an account, it should transfer over to Adafruit IO. Test it out at io.adafruit.com.
Bring your Arduino, Laptop with Arduino IDE working, USB cable.