[tog] connecting to hackerspaces in Northwest England?

Jodi Schneider jschneider at pobox.com
Fri Mar 16 12:55:22 GMT 2012

Adrian is one of the people behind DoES Liverpool, the hackerspace I've been visiting here. This note (below) about a workshop he's running in Manchester reminded me that I've been wanting to see about making more connections between the hackerspaces in Northwest England and in Ireland.
Flights and ferries are cheap and there are lots of common interests.

When I'm back in Liverpool I could host folks from Irish hackerspaces, if anybody wants to consider giving a workshop here.

I'd also love to get Adrian and others over to Ireland. he runs a free Howduino workshop -- 
Would folks be interested in having him do something like that here in Ireland?

Here's one of my favorite of his projects:
Adrian is currently writing a book for Wiley on the internet-of-things. I think he'd be interesting for many folks to talk to, especially electronics geeks.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Adrian McEwen <adrian at mcqn.net>
Date: Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Subject: [DoES Liverpool] Building the Internet of Things - Arduino and Ethernet
To: nwdc-announcements at googlegroups.com, does-liverpool at googlegroups.com, nw-hack-space at googlegroups.com

By popular demand, I'm running another day-long course to show you how to hook the real world up to the Internet, over at MadLab in Manchester:

   What: Building the Internet of Things - Arduino and Ethernet (IOT)03
   When: Saturday March, 31, 2012
   Where: MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN

The Arduino boards have become the de facto choice for physical computing projects and, with the addition of an Ethernet shield, make an excellent platform on which to explore the Internet of Things.

On this one day course you'll learn how to hook up a sensor to Pachube <http://www.pachube.com>, and pull down the resultant data for display on an ambient orb; control a light via Twitter; send tweets from your Arduino and more...

Head over to <http://bit.ly/xi4bDr> for more details and to sign up.


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