> I've got some kinect things to show off and a mind-controlled nyan cat
> thing, but what else is coming?
We've been recruited to help run the hacking area again, this time mixed
in with all the soldering and other people making things, and with an
area where people can demo stuff.
Essentially we really need to work up a list of things to take with us
that people can hack, use to hack, or hack on. Let's not get too carried
away, but we should take enough kit to keep both us and all the other
hackerspace groups entertained.
How are we transporting things there? Is anyone driving?
> Essentially we really need to work up a list of things to take with us
> that people can hack, use to hack, or hack on. Let's not get too carried
> away, but we should take enough kit to keep both us and all the other
> hackerspace groups entertained.
There'll be a suite of BBC micros from the TNMOC there, one of which at least should have a break-out IO board on it - so is ripe for doing some retro hacking if that floats your boat. It'd be a great way of getting the chaps from Bletchley some attention, and help bring them into event quite nicely.
God damnit, if I'd known that I would have got my parents to post over
my BBC Micro Lego breakout board!
There's still time to get them to send it to me ;)
I'll be coming by train, just for the day. Am flexible about when/where to meet. Suggestions?
> We had the idea last night of taking the rockband drums along, I've
> got them talking to an arduino with a view to getting it to pulse 5v
> when the drums are hit. We can show people how to wire transistors
> onto junk/toys/etc to trigger them from the drumkit.
Brighton Hackspace's Jason will be bringing along his solenoid drumkit, he triggers it via Reason and Arduino+MIDI at the moment. You may want to find him on the day for some integratey fun.
Friday night overlaps with the end of dConstruct which Jonty is going
to and I am planning to gatecrash. So I suspect if there is anything
like an organised pissup it'll be the Saturday night event.
The fridge currently in the lobby is being donated to BuildBrighton, if
we can find a way to get it there. :)
Looks like i'm going. Anything i should know?
> Hi all
> Just to let you know, there 3(possible 4) of us from Nottinghack
> traveling down to brighton tomorrow via train. We leave nottingham at
> 11:28, and stop via London St Pancras at 13:40
> And we are bringing one of the BIG station Clocks on the train as a
> gift to build brighton.
> Im hoping that with all the hackers around form the different spaces
> we might find time to pull it apart and make some progress on hacking
> the display.
Unfortunatly i can't come to brighton otherwise i'd love to have a look at
them, looking at the pictures of the boards one of them has a blown cap on
it (the top is buldgeing and come brown gunk is coming out).
Do you know the exact part number of the pic17something chips?
ah, it's this one:
There's an st232c chip which is an rs232 line driver, so a standard 12v
rs232 cable should work (i.e. you won't need an ftdi cable), but you need
to work out which header is it, possible JP1.