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Not Just Arduino 8th April

Update on the ShrimpingIt workshop

Workshop rescheduled to 9th May 7PM due to Hackspace moving to a new space.

New Hackspace

If you can help us with the hackspace move please register your name here so we can plan capacity. Here is the mailing discussion.


Electromagnetic Wave

When Sunday May 5th (a bank holiday weekend). Talks will run from midday until early evening, and we're planning entertainment aboard the Stubnitz late into the night. Impromptu side-events are likely to occur all weekend.

Where MS Stubnitz, Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9SB.

Electromagnetic Wave is a day filled with talks and workshops for those with an inquisitive mind or an interest in making things, held on a converted East German fishing vessel moored in London. Brought to you by the non-profit group behind last year's Electromagnetic Field festival

All proceeds from Electromagnetic Wave will be split between keeping our amazing venue afloat and helping us get next year's Electromagnetic Field on the road; both Stubnitz and EMF are non-profit organisations.

Last year at EMF we heard talks spanning subjects from genetic modification to electronics, blacksmithing to high-energy physics, reverse engineering to lock picking, crocheting to computer security, and drones to lolcats. Electromagnetic Wave will cover similar territory, but the talks have yet to be finalised; submit a presentation and you could find yourself on stage in the cargo hold!

Hackday for accessible music

On Sunday 21st April  Drake Music will run a hackday to create and share new instruments that break down disabling barriers to music making. If you want to get involved contact Martin: martin AT rebel-it DOT com

Hardware Freedom Day

Hardware Freedom Day will take place on April 20th 2013 all over the world. HFD is a worldwide event to support open hardware. For the all day, events will take place around the world to raise awareness to Open Hardware projects and communities. and It is supported by the charity Digital Freedom Foundation and started in 2012.

In London: Chip Hack from 10am to 4pm with an Introduction to FPGA Programming with 2 days of workshops.


This 25th event marks the third anniversary, and will feature a talk on writing embedded firmware and a panel discussion that will explore the future of open source hardware. On the 18th April 2013, 18:00 - 20:00 at C4CC

Mini Maker faire

London’s first Mini Maker Faire will take place at the London College of Communication on the 6th July 2013. The deadline for submissions is 14th April 2013, form is here.

Interesting links

Easy and Simple Arduino Robot Arm

Code / Video


OpenEnergyMonitor is a project to develop open-source energy monitoring tools to help us relate to our use of energy, our energy systems and the challenge of sustainable energy.

MySQL Connector/Arduino

Use a local database server to store data from your Arduino projects or send queries directly to a MySQL database from your Arduino sketch.

Email Guitar, Type an Email Using Guitar Strokes

David Neevel has created a really strange email guitar that translates guitar notes into computer keystrokes, allowing the user to practice shredding while sending an email... Link to the code


BHOREAL is an Open Source interface based on the Arduino platform that allows to control all types of software and hardware using a surface with RGB LED-backlit pushbuttons. Built for for multimedia applications intended for DJs, VJs, musicians, hackers and DIY creators. Support the campaign. Watch the video Project co-developed by an Hackspace member who will come demonstrate in a future event a prototype.

Robofish: create your robot fish with Arduino

This fish is able to swim and recognize tank edges and obstacles. We’ll find out how we can easily create it with common insulating material and a few servo motor controlled by Arduino.

Which Arduino board for home automation


Only use the parts of the Arduino that you need for each project. Size of an SD card. The core Brain Module has a 16mhz clock, 'power' and 'L' LED's, installed reset resistor, and 0.1" spaced standard headers so it can be directly wired to your project with no soldering needed. Prototyping The CuteUino. Extra links: Prototyping/PCB Youtube Channel.

DIY Arduino Pro Mini quadcopter

ExecUC took a stock V929 quadcopter and started making some crafty customizations. The main change – the control electronics were replaced by an Arduino Pro Mini (16Mhz model).


Note: There will be no NJA event on the 22nd April

Next event

Hope to see you all on Monday 6th May 7PM at the new hackspace