Microcontroller meetup: Thursday, August 21

On August 21, there will be a meeting to discuss items of interest, including (but not limited to) Embedded Computers, PIC chips, Basic Stamps and Arduinos, at the Falls Township Municipal building, Room 205, on Business Rt. 1 about 1/2 mile north, after the Oxford Valley Mall, in Fairless Hills. The address is 188 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, Pa, 19030, across the street from the Salvation Army thrift store. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM. If you need directions someone will be monitoring 147.300 (PL 131.8) or 147.090 (PL 131.8).

FOSSCON 2014 - August 9

SAVE THE DATE:
FOSSCON 2014 will be held Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at the Franklin Institute - 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

This year, we will be celebrating our 5th consecutive year in service. FOSSCON is a free and open source software conference that include talks and workshops on topics including development, community building, hackerspace activities, and more. Some of the topics previously presented at FOSSCON include: 3D printing, security, protecting your privacy, networking with the local tech community and discovering new technologies.

3D printing contest

Hi there,

I'm not sure if you have any 3D designers in your Makerspace, but if you do, we have an exciting opportunity for them. We have just launched our 3D Printed Toy Design Contest (https://pinshape.com/contests/3d-printing-kids-toys-design-challenge) and thought your members might be interested in knowing about it. We've partnered with Pixologic and Wacom for some great prizes and will be 3D printing the winning toys and donating them to the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Robot Class - hurry, sure to fill up quickly

Yeah you've seen them at open house, you've seen them on the internet and here they are for everybody: http://www.hive76.org/razorbots

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sCGWS9Sw34

Win a trip to space

Hackaday is sponsoring a contest between now and August 4, 2014. The goal is to "build the next evolution of hardware," an intentionally vague goal meant to encourage out of the box thinking and ultimate creativity. Visit their site for details: http://hackaday.io/prize/mission.

Oink Oink Pi Project

http://hackaday.com/2014/05/12/oinker-is-twitter-for-hams/

Have you ever wanted to send a quick message to your HAM radio buddies
over the air but then realized you forgot your radio at home? [Troy]
created Oinker to remedy this problem. Oinker is a Perl script that
turns emails into audio.

Great Meeting, thanks Doug and Ed.

Wow. Worth the 2 month wait. If you missed it, oh well, wait for the official announcement.

Some quick notes:

Dynamic DNS - make your dynamic IP static:

Dyndns (fomerly free, now pay) http://dyn.com/dns/

Noip.com FREE http://www.noip.com/

Many others, but this should get you started.

Most routers can auto update if there are any changes. There is also software which will do the same.

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