SLUG at Telford 50 Balloon & Kite fiesta

7 05 2018

Telford 50 BSLUG will be represented on the TDARS stand at the Telford Balloon and Kite Fiesta this coming weekend(12/13May) . Weather permiting we hope to be flying the Balloon electronics suite off-board a hotair balloon. We have a couple of sets of receiving equipment all tested and ready to go so we’ll be able to follow the balloon as it flies across Telford. This is much easier than a weather balloon as we obviously know where it lands ;-). Hope to see you there …. DCIM103MEDIADJI_0101.JPG


Mid May Meeting Thursday 10/05/18

6 05 2018

bull-horn-300x300May Mid month meeting will as usual be held at the Arleston Inn @7pm. usual Project focus. Note that  we should be geting a free ride for the Balloon electronics this weekend at the Balloon and kite event Telford, no doubt there will be a lot going on about this but also other projects on the go at the moment. Bring what you are doing at the moment and lets see what can be done See you all there!

TDARS does Satellite @Telford 50th Celebration

22 04 2018

GB50TELBeen a busy weekend for the TDARS lot, as many are members of both groups I thought it only fair to put up a quick link to their activities at the Telford Sping in the Park event celebrating Telford’s 50th anniversary year with everything from Dogs to Camels and even a few Geeky Radio Hams!Pictured is Heather’s SDR rig Recieving a transponder from the ISS & Weather information other Satellites.

Deep inside the other tent the group were transmiting to a more terestial crowd using the special event callsign GB50TEL.

Remember the SLUG High Altitude Balloon “SciencePackage” will hopefully been test launched on the side of a balloon on 12-13th May @Telford Balloon & Kite Fiesta…..CU you all  there!

Trip to Birmingham LUG

18 04 2018

Brum-tuxI had the good fortune to notice that Birmingham LUG was meeting yesterday. I made an impromptu trip down to see them at their usual meeting location the Bull pub in Price ST where I was made very welcome by everyone. They have a significant amount going on and have  many links to the local Open source community as well as Pycon and several other events. Kindly some have even volunteered to give talks at the Shropshire Lug especially when I said we met at an award winning Pub 😉.

In the area and fancy a visit to Biringham LUG they meet every 3rd Tuesday The Bull Pub. See you there!

April End of Month 26/04/18

4 04 2018

Stuartcat By Great Odin’s Raven, Stuart is back again!!!

Did you know that you could create apps using WordPress No? I didnt either!!!

Stuart will be discussing how to create apps using WordPress to help you provide the Web front end saving you much of the ugly coding involved in this area. Stuart will be working from examples in the book and others of his own creation. As usual the meeting will be at the Cock Hotel Wellington 7pm. See you there..

April Mid Month 12/04/18

4 04 2018

bull-horn-300x300Flush from our succesful end of Month we shall be running our usual Mid month event at the Aleston Inn Thursday @7pm. Maintaining it’s usual project and social focus but also it will be just before our prospective balloon hardware test launch on the side of a man capable hot air balloon. It will be nice to get the LoRa and other telemetry projects in place so we can make use of this test flight and give others chance to test their setups also. So talk will inevitably be about getting this and the S/W working.

See you there ….

March end of month Review

4 04 2018

cockhotelThanks to every one who came to our end of month meeting at the Cock Hotel. I for one wa very pleased with the turn out and the roundtable style project discussions started off by Richard Wilkinson worked out very well indeed. Not only were the talks them selves interesting to the group as a whole but also feedback to the individual seemed to work very well with quite a few problems solved. As those there will confirm the projects varied in scope from more maker orientated aircraft cockpits, to radio and then to more Linux orientated applications and even graphics primitives and bindings.

It’s nice to see so many different projects coming productivly under one banner..keep it up!