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.
Tuesday 1st September. Doors will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 10 tickets available.
With local guru John Honniball!
Topics covered will include:
- the difference between analog and digital
- brief history of analog electronics and analog computers
- analog components (transistors, op-amps, resistors, capacitors)
- some analog building blocks (amplifiers, oscillators)
- digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion
- building a small analog circuit on solderless breadboard
Ticket price includes the cost of components that you’ll be able to take with you.
Feel free to bring examples of analog circuits that you’d like to build.
Thanks to Jon for snapping these!
Tuesday 4th August. Doors will open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. 10 tickets available.
Build your own drawing robot! This robot was developed by a team at Bristol Hackspace to teach beginners that it’s not so hard to make a robot.
We ran 2 young people’s workshops for the most recent digimakers
, and now we’re doing it again for the general public.
The £10 robot can be built by a beginner in an hour, and forms a platform for further robotic experimentation. After you’ve built the robot, you’ll have a chance to program it to draw something different. The robot will be yours to take away.