July Mid month Meeting11/07/19

11 07 2019

bull-horn-300x300Once again time for the mid month meeting held as usual at the Arleston Inn (7pm start). Usual project focus to this meeting as well as a social chat! Plenty has been going on this month so expect reports from the BATC meeting, Our telemetry and Satelite weather demo at the Astronomy Event   and  the SLUG balloon launch  from Church Stretton to Richmond  London!!




June End Of Month 27/06/19

23 06 2019

Why cant you just fly a balloon, what is a NOTAM and what happens if your flight is heading for a military base or the Ocean? Find out at our next meeting not only that but more Linuxy how to link your programs with FIFOs and how this can make the impossible work. All interesting stuff see you there!!

June Mid Month 13/06/19

10 06 2019

wrekinbeacon Mid month meeting is as usual at the Arleston Inn, 7pm start. General project and other talk. Weather depending the first launch window is weekend 22nd-23rd so probably this is the last opportunity for folks to get their tracking kit sorted… see you all there!

May End of Month 30/05/19

10 06 2019

opensourceneedsyouThanks to all those who came and discussed their projects and the general state of the nation 😉 ! We all had a great time and a shed load of Pork Pies etc. Come to the main meeting to fill both brain and belly ..CU all at the nest one!

May Mid Month 09/05/19

5 05 2019


Mid month is upon us again already, lots going on behind the scenes with the Hot air Balloon festival in town park I believe the HAB telemetry device is going with one of the balloons so we can receive more data and prove the systems further. Bring your kit if you want to do a test run in the Pub 😉 ! Parts for the BASIC Engine computer are now here so you can now build one your self and have a a lot of fun programming this rather nice device.. Usual other project news including home auto and AI projects.

As usual the meeting is at the Arleston Inn 7pm start!

We need more ideas for end of month talks so bring your selves brimed with good ideas if you can … See you there !!

April End of Month Unity Games Engine howto 25/04/19

3 04 2019

AC1Andy Clarke from Shropshire Devs will be graciously giving us his talk on basic games creation on the exceptionally popular Unity engine much beloved of Steam and other platforms remember you can do much much more with Unity than just games.

Recommended by Microsoft for creating mixed reality experiences for the Hololens, Unity has transcended it’s beginnings as a cross-platform game engine.

So whether you are looking to create a 3D game for mobile, or have your sights set on a virtual reality experience for the Oculus Rift, Unity is a tool you’ll want to learn.

One surprise for C# developers getting started with Unity is the level of integration with Visual Studio and how simple it is to add C# code to manipulate their Unity creations.

In this demo led session we’ll go back to basics with Unity, creating a simple 3D game with realistic physics, textures and explosions. We’ll look at the fantastic Visual Studio integration and how cohesively the two editors work together.

Finally we’ll look at a more complex 3D experience and how to use Unity’s networking features to allow different users to interact in a 3D world.

Keeping the best news for last: Unity is royalty free until you’re earning $100,000. So if you like the idea of becoming wildly rich from making immersive 3D experiences, this is the talk for you! ” Andy Clarke


As usual this will be run at the Cock Hotel Wellington starting at 19.00

April mid month Balloon Shakedown and other projects 11/04/19

3 04 2019

As the Launch date is getting close this Mid month is going to be heavily biased  to testing folks telemetry setup . If you have a  RTL dongle or similar and want to track the balloon as it races across the country then by all means bring your kit  and test it against the Live telemetry package. Other project talk is on the go as usual!

Bring your Linux gear to the Arleston Inn, Thursday 11/04/19 starting at 19:00