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badwolf

Are there any people interested in organising a meeting or workshops in the north east of England ?

Jon

Grumpy_Mike

Could be, the north east is a big place where abouts?

badwolf

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the reply, should have been clearer but i was refering to the Northumberland/Tyneside region i.e Newcastle.

I see you are in Manchester maybe we could have meetings/workshops in the middle somewhere or alternate between the locations

What do you think ?

Jon

Grumpy_Mike

I know my location shows as Manchester because that's where I am during the week.

However, at weekends I am in South Cumbria so that's a lot closer to the NE. Therefore Newcastle is not out of the question (I was a student there in the late 60s and only went back three years ago, boy has it changed!). It takes me two hours from Cumbria to Newcastle so that's OK.

So I could make it there if their is any one else interested in coming.

badwolf

Hi Mike,

Ah it all becomes clear now. I am actually based in between carlisle and Newcastle so would not mind having the meeting at carlisle or in my home town hexham which should cut down the travel times for both of us.

Would be interesting to get a small group meeting or holding workshops, i am very new to arduino but have some great ideas and would enjoy getting peoples feed back and discussing possible public exhibition

Grumpy_Mike

Yep Carlisle is only an hour away and has the advantage that my wife like it so some shopping could be done. However, I don't know anywhere where we could have the meeting.

As I typed that last sentence I thought of Tully House Museum, they have a "community room" where all sorts of groups meet. Maybe we could book that if we could be sure of enough people showing up. :)

badwolf

Yeah i am sure i could persuade my good lady to do some shopping as well  ;D

Tully House museum would be good providing enough people would be interested. I was just thinking meeting at a weatherspoons or something like that for the first couple of meet to see how many people would be interested

Terrorhertz

I would be interested if the workshop/meeting were to be on a weekend, preferably saturday as I have a long way to travel.  Please let me know if there is any development.

Mike Mc

I live in Kent, but I am originally from Cheshire and still have family up there. It wouldn't be too much of a hardship to drive from Cheshire to Tyneside if I was visiting the family that weekend.

sp2432

Guy's,

I'm in blackpool, just got my Arduino and have a few projects in mind but I'm no electronics wizz, what sort of level are we talking about here?


Terrorhertz

Im competent with electronics but less so with software at the moment.  Im currently learning to program PIC microcontrollers (in assembly and PIC C) and the Arduino.

What kind of projects do you have in mind?  I have a few in mind but most require a microcontroller.  I think my first one will be a simple clock using Nixie tubes.

sp2432

I more software than hardware, I was hoping to use a couple of stepper motors and an ultrasonic sensor to create a 3d map of the environment. I should be able to to map the data using DirectX.

That said I did read today that ultrasonic sensors are not focused and will return hits from a wide angle so I think I may need to find another type of sensor.

I have a couple more ideas but I've only had the board for 5 days so I'm still checking it out.

Terrorhertz

What kind of things or environment do you want to map?

sp2432

Its not so much the environment I want to map, I was just thinking of a project that I could handle.

I was looking at using the SRF02, it doesn't have a long range (about 1.5 meters) but if I could set it up to accuratly scan the inside of a box  I'd be happy.

I looking at cheap projects until I get up to speed.

brum

It's a bit far from Birmingham to Newcastle for me. :-[

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