Attending, Les, Tony, Arthur, Joe, Mark, Mike, Jeff, Stan and Theo. the raspberry pi zero project moves on another step. The pi on the right mirroring the windows machine on the left. Windows has tightvnc server running while the pi connects with remmina. Tony brought some vintage die cast dinky cars for restoration. Arthur worked […]
Attending Mark, Anthony, Jeff and Mike. The three items the raspberry pi zero project had been waiting for. HDMI to VGA converter, usb to usb converter (for the keyboard) And a usb adapter for programming the SD card. Nothing displayed on the screen as the pi booted, but fortunately, Anthony knew that the boot config […]
Attending this week: Mike Hewitt, Joe, Mark, Anthony and Jeff. Jeff brought his computer in for a clean install of Ubuntu. Joe continued working on his ‘war driving’ project.
On Saturday, Les mentioned he was impressed with his new install of Ubuntu 19.10, so I decided to give it a try. This is what it looked like on my HP Probook 6440. Upside down! The install took 17 minutes from booting the installer to rebooting into the new system. It is very responsive, and […]
Attending this week: Mark, Mike Hull, Les, Jeff and Mike Hewitt. This week, the meeting had a raspberry pi flavour. From the archive: October 2015 we opened the doors to our new space. It lasted 4 years and finally closed in September 2019. https://blackpoolmakerspace.wordpress.com/2015/10/24/we-are-open/ October 2013, getting busy at Ripon road https://blackpoolmakerspace.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/blackpool-makerspace-getting-busy/ Ten years ago, […]
Saturday 19 October 2019 marks the third International Repair Day, and the theme this year is “Repair for Future”. The “Repair for Future” theme for International Repair Day reminds us that we have to act now in a way that will ensure the survival of today’s young people and future generations, not just here in […]
Attending: Arthur,Joe,Jeff,Mark,Mike Hull, Mike Hewitt. Two projects continued from last week. Arthur continued to work on his range finder. Joe had more to do on his wardriving project. Mark looked at AVG antivirus for his new Samsung phone. Jeff discussed a raspberry pi project in the pipeline. The two Mikes sat in the corner and […]
Attending: Arthur, Joe, Mark, Mike Arthur arrived with a portable oscilloscope and used it to investigate a problem with a range finder which was not responding as expected. Joe worked on some hardware he had built to do wardriving: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardriving The equipment is portable, so ‘warwalking’ is possible. Picture below. Mark started looking for a […]
Dear Blackpool Makerspace, I am getting in touch with you on behalf of The Restart Project, a London-based charity and social enterprise that aims to fix our relationship with electronics. Last year, we held Fixfest UK, a UK-wide event in Manchester with participants from 25 community repair groups from across the country. Together, we drafted […]
Design and test Arduino circuits using the Tinkercad simulator. https://www.tinkercad.com/ Here I am testing the use of inline assembler instructions in the Arduino IDE to blink the onboard LED.