PyPTUG had a successful first event for the PyHack Workshop #01 and plans are in the works for more in the future.
Anyone looking for information or summary of the activities can check here or here for a more complete summary.
We are partnering with the Python Piedmont Triad Users Group (or PyPTUG) to host their PyHack Workshop. The first workshop is this Saturday (Nov 10th @ 3pm). RSVP using the event link in the box to the right of this post.
A monthly workshop using the wonderful Python programming language to do cool hacks, bridging the virtual and the physical. Presented by PYPTUG, in collaboration with Fablocker. We invite anyone who is interested in learning Python to attend.
This month, we feature the Raspberry Pi.
We will also demonstrate how to setup AdaFruit's WEB IDE for Raspberry Pi and Python. We will also get you going with iPython, and with GPIOs. We will do a bit of tinkering, make a special interface cable, write some code and build the PiQuizMachine! By the conclusion of the workshop, we should be able to actually play the ...
April 23, 6:30pm @ Old Winston Social Club
One of our members, Dennis Nikolaidis of Animusing Productions, used his superb 3D modeling and design skills to create a model of a propeller toy that he had engineered.
It was then printed on one of our 3D printers, assembled, and tested right here at the Fablocker space.
It worked on it's maiden flight! However, Dennis has already identified several ways to make improvements.
That's the great thing about rapid prototyping technology such as RepRap printers--you can quickly and cheaply print out your products, see how well the design worked, make improvements and reprint for further testing.
Here is another video of more testing:
As you can tell from the video, there is still plenty of work left to do when it comes to calibrating the quadcopter for proper flight balance... which only means more video updates coming soon : )
Slides from the Presention
Also, don't forget to check out their site for the Burlington Mini Maker Faire.