GPS for DIY Projects

View On Meetup.com Date Thursday, 16 Nov 2017 7:00 PM In this lecture we will learn how to grab a variety of sensor data from an old Android phone, including GPS. The concepts in this talk will be relevant, even if you are interested in a stand-alone GPS module, like this one: https://www.adafruit.com/product/746 Using GPS…

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Preparing for a Kickstarter – Talk & Open Lab

View On Meetup.com Date Friday, 03 Nov 2017 7:30 PM What are the initial steps in launching a Kickstarter? The bulk of the work should happen prior to launch. But how do you give your message a best-shot? Come find out, as we discuss a real case in point, through the community developed Fipsy FPGA…

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Terrifying Jack-O’-Lanterns with Raspberry Pi – Talk & Open Lab

View On Meetup.com Date Friday, 27 Oct 2017 7:30 PM Be prepared for some ghoulish fun, with software, LEDs and some Maker fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIv8H7WPfQw We will work on the above project, which blinks LEDs and plays creepy Halloween music, and can sit inside a Jack-O’-Lantern. We are following these build Guides: https://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi/blog/2012/10/18/pumpkin-pi-project-for-halloween https://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi/blog/2012/10/25/a-second-helping-of-pumpkin-pi To get…

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Solar Powered DIY Projects – Talk

View On Meetup.com Date Friday, 22 Sep 2017 7:00 PM Are your DIY projects tied to the electrical grid, or worse disposable BATTERIES?? Have you heard of this thing called free renewable energy? Do you want in? Get some useful pointers on powering your project with solar panels. All power management has certain considerations. Understanding…

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Merging MIDI streams – Part 2 – FPGA Project & Open Lab

View On Meetup.com Date Friday, 15 Sep 2017 7:30 PM We are continuing to building a MIDI signal merger. At the end of our last meeting, we established an initial block diagram as follows: I’ve found that Lattice Includes an example on UART. Some details of that can be found here: https://www.mocomakers.com/fpga-midi-signal-merger/ We need to…

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Merging MIDI streams – FPGA Project & Open Lab

View On Meetup.com Date Friday, 08 Sep 2017 7:30 PM We are building an MIDI signal merger. MIDI signals are serialized. This project adds an example use case for the Fipsy FPGA our community is developing for Kickstarter. We are looking to document our process, so others can reproduce our project, and learn FGPAs. “MIDI…

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