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Blackpool LUG and Makerspace May 30th 2015

Attending: Mike Hull, Mike Hewit, Joe, Ricky, Tony Jeff and Martin This week Tony experimented with an Arduino driving motors salvaged from floppy/hard drives, with Martin as an interested observer. Ricky was repairing his robot which had suffered from a … Continue reading

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Miniature DC Motor driver resource

I spotted a link about drivers for small motors on http://dangerousprototypes.com/ We have a few of the shelf boards for easily driving motors such as:http://shop.pimoroni.com/products/explorer-hatandhttp://shop.pimoroni.com/products/arduino-motor-shieldbut selecting the right components to roll your own depending on the motor you are driving can … Continue reading

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9th May Meeting – 3 more images

The floor of the new makerspace area will be raised to provide more insulation so the door lintels also need raising. Inside the makerspace, one of the new window units can be partially seen.  This one needed it’s lintel replacing. … Continue reading

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Blackpool LUG and Makerspace Meeting 9th May 2015

Attending:Mike Hull, Mike Hewitt, Kieran, Phyllis, Tony, Les Arthur, Ricky, Jeff and Martin. The work on the new space is ongoing. The floor in the basement will be 100 mm higher after the insulation has been installed, necessitating a similar … Continue reading

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Blackpool LUG and Makerspace – at home with our new host.

Attending:Mike Hull, Mike Hewitt, Kieran, Phyllis, James, Les Arthur, Joe, Ricky, Jeff and Martin.  Mike Hull is our new host, and meetings now take place in the dining room of the ‘Crossways’, which Mike owns on Tyldesley Road in Central … Continue reading

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Internet of Things pt1a: ESP8266

Nice!!! (But not for me) A quick write up of what I found when I read around ESP8266 firmware, I was vaguely aware of most of this but I actually sat down and had a quick play with some of … Continue reading

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Internet of Things pt1: ESP8266

Jumping on the IoT bandwagon It seems I can’t escape from the “Internet of Things”… at work the development tool vendors spam me with how their tools enable IoT and their wild market growth predictions; at home in my making … Continue reading

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