Slime Mould is amazing – it can do things like solve mazes as it grows!
Ben Taylor will demonstrate how to prepare a suitable media for growing slime mould on. You’ll also be shown how to prepare the food for the slime mould (porridge!) as well as tips/tricks and best practices for cultivation. At the end of the session everyone can take their projects home.
The Hardinge lathe has arrived and is sitting in it’s holding space next to the Biohack corner.
Unloading it from the lorry was made simple by Weldtech from next door supplying and driving a forklift for us and PPB engineering brought a capable pallet trolley that effortlessly trundled it into G11.
Tuesday 3rd November. Doors will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 12 tickets available.
Connect your microcontroller project to the internet with the ESP8266!
In this workshop you will learn what the ESP8266 is, what you can use it for, how to connect it and how to program it. The workshop is suitable for Arduino beginners, with more advanced content for the more experienced.
You will have the opportunity to learn:
control the ESP via AT style commands
programming with the Arduino IDE
blink an LED
control LED via WIFI
log data to a website
experiment with power saving deep sleep mode.
Participants will work in teams of 2, each sharing 1 ESP development board.
You will need to bring a laptop installed with Arduino IDE 1.6.5 and the ESP core. Please install both before coming because the internet connection at the hackspace is slow and unreliable.