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WORK IN PROGRESS NIGHT #2: ARDUINO LCD PANEL
by [strawdog] @ 2013-10-03 00:00:00 -0400 EDT

Gapzap recently scored some righteous looking lcd panels. It would be cool to include them as part of an Arduino workshop. However, we first have to figure out how they work. Time permitting, may also work on a few other Arduino related items, e.g. bootloader flashing. If you have Arduino projects, drop on down.



Cost: Free, although pass-the-hat style donations to support the lab are encouraged.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 18:30-22:00

On Work In Progress Night a foulaber brings a work in progress to the lab and works on it for a few hours. Anyone interested can drop in to check it out and discuss the project, receive or give advice, or bring a similar project and work on it. There is no promise that anything will actually work, but it should be fun!!!


MONTREAL MODULAR MEETUP @ FOULAB
by [strawdog] @ 2013-09-30 00:00:00 -0400 EDT


Work In Progress Night: Etch a sketch drawing machine.
by [strawdog] @ 2013-09-25 00:00:00 -0400 EDT

This is the first of what may become a series. On Work In Progress Night a foulaber will bring a work in progress to the lab and work on it for a few hours. Anyone interested can drop in to check it out and discuss the project, receive or give advice, or bring a similar project and work on it. There is no promise that anything will actually work, but it should be fun!!!

While the idea of putting a couple steppers on an etch a sketch to produce etch a sketch drawings seems straightforward, there are actually a number of tricky points. There is quite a bit of mechanical backlash in the sketch, meaning that the order in which you draw lines makes a lot of difference. The image processing required to generate a scene which can be drawn in a single line from a picture is also interesting.

Some previous work here

Cost: Free, although pass-the-hat style donations to support the lab are encouraged.

Wednesday Oct. 2, 18:30-22:00


Announcing Foulab's 1st Junk Independence Day!
by [strawdog] @ 2013-09-13 00:00:00 -0400 EDT

Do you have any old electronic junk you want to get rid of? Do you like sorting through piles of old junk for cool stuff? Then you should come to Foulab’s Junk Independence Day on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from noon to 5 PM. Drop off any and all electronics you don’t want and/or take some cool stuff. You don’t need to leave junk to take junk! Junk is free for all!

On Tuesday, October 8 at 4 PM, any leftover junk will be taken to the Ecocentre for recycling.


BuildSomething: A Hardware Hackathon
by [legionlabs] @ 2013-08-16 00:00:00 -0400 EDT



It’s a “hackathon” where you get to build something awesome in one day. Your project will get reviewed by a panel of judges and there will be prizes from sponsors in several categories.

There is no category limit as long as its a hardware build. You can come as a team or try to join a team on the day of the event. You can and should bring all necessary parts and extras which are prepared ahead of time but the project must be built on the day of the hackathon.

The following tools will be available for you to use (with assistance of a pro if necessary):

3d Printers
CNC Machine
Soldering Station
Oscilloscope, multimeters, microscope  

True hackers will just come with a box of electro junk and build an awesome prototype during the day. More info at Build Something

When: Saturday August 10th, 2013 9:00 to 21:00+

Where: Suite 33B, 999 du Collège, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H4C 2S3

Schedule:
9am - 10am Registration and Team Formation
10am - 7pm Hacking and Building
7pm - 9pm Presentations & Dinner
9pm - 11pm After Party


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