Microcontroller meetup: Thursday, April 16

On April 16, 2015, 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).


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

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

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.

Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2

Apparently, later in 2015, those who have signed up for the Windows Developer program will be able to get Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 for free.
Original article is at http://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2015/02/02/windows-10-coming-to-ra....

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

Oink Oink Pi Project


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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