Some things that where discussed:
http://hackaday.com/2017/04/07/platformio-and-visual-studio-take-over-the-world/ a new programming IDE that came up last week on Hack-A-Day
http://sirlagz.net/2017/04/03/exagear-deskop-2-0-review/ a Raspberry Pi based addon that allows you to run some Windows based GPU based programs.
https://eltechs.com/product/exagear-desktop/exagear-desktop-features-and-prices/ it's not free, but looks promising if you're looking to run older Windows games on a RPi.
There was mention of the different 3D CAD packages that we use, here is a list of free-to-use:
- http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/students-teachers-educators ; there is a free Makers version available
No flying inside the Eaton Library, but it comes with a 4K video stream - very nice piece of kit
A very pretty kaleidoscope Raspberry Pi Unicorn Hat
The Pi-Cluster is having an assortment of surface mounted boards created:
A close up of the above boards. These PCB's have been milled with a CNC router, then hand soldered:
Someone has a wedding coming up, so some prototype wedding cards where made up:
The ROS based robot is now moving and is currently controlled via a Bluetooth network connection. It's being powered form an old laptop battery:
I haven't seen a spinning wheel in action for quite sometime, but some people where testing it out:
An Arduino Mega being put through it's paces to see if it still worked - yes, it does:
more patchwork and fabric art being worked on:
A willow tree woven with wool basket was being worked on:
an ePaper/Arduino Nano based Temperature sensor/display:
an order for 10 ePaper displays arrived last week:
I didn't get any photos for the M & M colour sorter project that was being fleshed out in a 3D CAD program. Nor the discussion on designing computer game layouts.