GatorLUG Meeting | 2011-09-21 | 6-8pm | Open Source Hardware - Nixie Tubes, LED Display, 3D Printing
GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for September 21, 2011
6:00 - 6:30 Announcements / General Discussion
6:30 - 7:30 Open Source Hardware Projects | Kathryn Storey, Martin Smith, Allen Rout
We are all very familiar with open source software. In the last five years, making things with open source hardware has been gaining in popularity. A hackerspace is a shared workshop like environment that facilitates the crafting of physical things. There is no requirement to make things with open source hardware in a hackerspace. But, it is often the case that people who are involved with hackerspaces enjoy sharing their knowledge and teaching others how they built something.
This month we are profiling 3 projects that were created at the hackerspace in Gainesville, FL - Skillhouse.org.
Kathryn Storey (who started the whole thing off by wanting to have a hackerspace in Gainesville) will profile her Nixie tube clock. Next, Martin Smith will demonstrate a 10 x 10 display created with RGB LED Christmas lights and an ardouino micro-controller. Finally, Allen Rout will discuss making things with a Makerbot cupcake 3D printer. Not just slides, these things will be shown live (and in color!).
7:30 - 8:00 Open discussion, meet and greet someone new