May meeting Thursday 31st

28 05 2012

Mini-hardware night
We’ve rattled together a collection of hardware people are talking about – in and out of the Linux Community and the owners are bringing them along to demonstrate and discuss with others how to use them, what they can be used for and swap some notes of help each other sort problems out.
Including:

  •  Makerbot & Linux software driving it. (we had driver probs at the last Hamfest & no inet – now to see Linux with it
  •  IModella the Modella’s little brother
  • Raspberry Pi, and local created case (available for order!)
  •  …. more.. as they used to say “run what you brung” (prefer to run things from laptops if PC is required).

Other discussions, meetups, self help groups can happen if required.

Usual meeting place

– Telford College (http://www.tcat.ac.uk/other/collegeinfo/map.html ) and TF1 2NP got GPSs
7pm to 9pm 31st May. Room E201 (just ask security if its your first visit).

Note: next month is the last meeting at Telford College till September due to evening building lock-up.
We’re looking around for ideas for Summer venue?





2010 January meeting report.

27 01 2010

A surprisingly healthy turnout for the January SLUG meeting despite the cold.

Half the members consuming an equally healthy Steak Dinner and Pud.
(Remember to bring an empty stomach with you to meetings as Tuesday is steak night with free pud …Excellent value !)

Many Demos and much talking :

Demos
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VGA and HDMI converters and Upscalers showing how to get a full 1080p on your TV from ANY computer Linux/Windows or MAC. Ideal for media presentations or conferences.

Sumvision Media player (Cyclone MKV) and how to get to the Busybox prompt and access the embedded Linux system

Digimode Radio again 😉 Thanks Dave for a good chat

Various small Linux machines (Acer/Asus Beasts) and iPhones in Evidence

Talking Points
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Telford Hackerspace feasibility
Visit to Birmingham Hackerspace
http://www..fizzpop.org.uk/

I see the Brummie LUG want to go there or at least have a talk about it :
http://birmingham.lug.org.uk/meetings/

WSPR (more Radio Stuff :D)
http://wsprnet.org/drupal/

Plus many other bits including a big Hi to the “Newbury Massive” Lee C,John A !!

Remember that SLUG relies on your participation. If you are reading this and don’t remember it then you weren’t there and missed out, get your self down to the Station Inn on the Last Tuesday of every month (including the cold ones!!).

FEBRUARY Meeting
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23rd of Feb 19:30 onwards …Come earlier and get your Cow Dinner ordered!
Location: Station Inn
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=station+inn+horsehay&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=station+inn&hnear=horsehay&cid=9443180385690869677

Topic (provisional)

John Alexander depending on commitments will be discussing his trip to the
FOSDEM conference in Brussels
http://www.fosdem.org/2010/