I think they meet every other week, and maybe once a month do an Arduino specific meeting
I'm interested in doing some kind of user group or sig meeting; but where, I don't know - I would like it to be more central, so that everyone could participate. What I would really like to do (since it is closer to my interests, but less Arduino specific) is get the PAREx group going again (Phoenix Area Robotics Experimenters - used to be the local robotics group, but now defunct, apparently - but someone is still paying for web hosting of their site).I just came back from a trip to Apache Reclamation - picked up some 22pF caps, a couple of laser head assemblies (for the heck of it), and a few other miscellaneous parts. I am still in the middle of getting my shop organized, and I have a ton of other personal things going on so I haven't been doing anything lately with my Arduino or my robot project.
Sometimes I hate being an adult with responsibilities (kids, if you read this and wonder why your parents roll their eyes at you when you say in exasperation "I wish I was older" - THIS IS WHY - cherish the freedom you have right now, because you don't get it back, until maybe when you retire at 75, if then).
My problem with Gangplank (having never actually gone) is that it seems too much like people will be talking about how to start a business.
Are you sure you're not confusing HeatSync Labs with Gangplank?
I live in Gilbert, but I visit my dad in Phoenix every couple of weeks... Is you are seriously planning this, I would love to learn some things from cr0sh... I know that he is a pretty friggen smart man! How much would admission be?
Not really, I understand that they are different. But from my reading it seems that there is probably a lot of cross over. Although I will find out at some point once I finally find the time to go meet them.
I would like to have some meetups, but the one issue I see is that without an organized plan, it would just be meeting each other and chatting. Which would be great too, but something organized would be better so that there were more specific learning opportunities.
Something like the PAREx would be cool as there is a full spectrum of things to learn about in both the hardware and software areas.
Subject: Booking a small eventCategory: Event Booking & Store Tours - PhoenixI am a frequent visitor to the Phoenix 19th Avenue and Northern store, and have been aware of the meeting space you have for events within the location. I am a software developer and electronics hobbyist, who is a frequent poster to the discussion forums on the Arduino, an open-source microcontroller platform for embedded electronics development and experimentation. Recently, there have been discussions about having a general meeting for Phoenix-based users, and I was interested in what it takes to book a meeting at your space? We don't have as of yet a definite time or date for our meeting, but I volunteered to find out the preliminary requirements, to see if your space would work for our needs. Thank you for any information you can provide.
This is great cr0sh.Most of the time I can meet 'after work' during the week. I can meet on weekends, but it is family time, so I would prefer the weekdays in general.Bookmans seems like a pretty good location.