Microcontroller meetup: Thursday, October 20

On October 20, 2016, 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).


Submitted by kc3bra on Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:03

Consider submitting a talk, or attending FOSSCON 2016.

FOSSCON is a Philadelphia local conference about Free Open Source
Software on ALL platforms. A big interest area is RF.

Who knows RF better than amateurs?

Call for Papers is now open at: http://fosscon.org/node/add/speakersub

Registration will be open shortly.

SDR Radio

Submitted by KB3LNP on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 06:35

I ordered a SDR radio from Amazon one of the cheap variety $11.50.
It should be here soon. Jim if you see this blog. What was the software you were using at
FOSCON 2015 ?

What will I do with it ? Play with it of course figure how to use it and try not to break it
too quickly LOL !! I want to use it on many bands there receive only but still it will be
fun. Will get me started in SDR maybe someday I will buy of build an SDR Transceiver.

EVENT - Princeton Library - Introduction to Arduino

Submitted by kc3bra on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:31

Event --


Details at


John LeMasney is such a good presenter, I've driven from Washington DC to Princeton to hear one of his free public library talks. Yes, that's about 200 miles. It was well worth the drive.

3D printing contest

Submitted by kb3gjt on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:20

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.

Great Meeting, thanks Doug and Ed.

Submitted by kc3bra on Fri, 05/16/2014 - 07:37

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.