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=== K-Lug and the Red Bull Creation 2013 Contest ===
 
=== K-Lug and the Red Bull Creation 2013 Contest ===
 
Recently several [http://k-lug.org K-Lug] and [http://www.pcig.info PCIG] members entered a Maker Contest called Red Bull Creation 2013. We were given an Arduino Shield (called the TurBULL Encabulator and 5 Meters of  RGB LED light strips and 1 Meter of addressable RGB LED light strips. We bought 4 more addressable light strips and went to work...creating an invention of Peter Shabinos ...a touch sensitive Rock Climbing Wall called the WALL-O-TRON. Here is our video entry:  http://youtu.be/9SB-FD13yPs
 
Recently several [http://k-lug.org K-Lug] and [http://www.pcig.info PCIG] members entered a Maker Contest called Red Bull Creation 2013. We were given an Arduino Shield (called the TurBULL Encabulator and 5 Meters of  RGB LED light strips and 1 Meter of addressable RGB LED light strips. We bought 4 more addressable light strips and went to work...creating an invention of Peter Shabinos ...a touch sensitive Rock Climbing Wall called the WALL-O-TRON. Here is our video entry:  http://youtu.be/9SB-FD13yPs
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http://k-lug.org/RedBullCreation2013#Red_Bull_Creation_2013_-_K-LUG_Participation
  
 
=== K-Lug and the Deconstruction and Minne-Faire ===
 
=== K-Lug and the Deconstruction and Minne-Faire ===

Revision as of 12:03, 9 May 2013


K-LUG - Rochester, MN Area Linux Users Group

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We can use presentations for upcoming meetings, please see a list of ideas if you're willing but lacking a topic.


LUG News

K-Lug and the Red Bull Creation 2013 Contest

Recently several K-Lug and PCIG members entered a Maker Contest called Red Bull Creation 2013. We were given an Arduino Shield (called the TurBULL Encabulator and 5 Meters of RGB LED light strips and 1 Meter of addressable RGB LED light strips. We bought 4 more addressable light strips and went to work...creating an invention of Peter Shabinos ...a touch sensitive Rock Climbing Wall called the WALL-O-TRON. Here is our video entry: http://youtu.be/9SB-FD13yPs

More details on the project can be found here: http://k-lug.org/RedBullCreation2013#Red_Bull_Creation_2013_-_K-LUG_Participation

K-Lug and the Deconstruction and Minne-Faire

Recently K-Lug and PCIG members met at The Rabbit Hole Maker space to participate in the Deconstruction 2013. We has had a booth at the Minne-Faire where we demonstrated our projects. I'm leaving a link here for people to find more info about our projects: http://thedeconstruction.org/team/rabbit-hole/ http://k-lug.org/Main_Page/Deconstruction2013



Technical Meeting: Thursday, May 9th - FIRST Robotics Competition Demo at Byron High School

The Byron High School FIRST Robotics Competition team, just back from the Minnesota 10000 Lakes Regional, will fill us in on their experience in this exciting celebration of science, engineering and technology.

We will meet in the Byron High School Commons / Dining Hall at 6:30PM


Agenda:

5 min Overview of FRC and Byron Robotics

5 min Technical stuff on Bot

5 min Lessons Learned

5 min Mentor-ship Opportunities

20-40 min Ultimate Ascent game

There will be a "driver station" and arena mock up setup.

That will allow a few of us to try our luck at scoring within the standard 2 minute period.

The team only has two batteries so will probably run on last about 20 minutes or so.


Address:

1887 2nd Ave NW, Byron, MN 55920

Enter through doors by the flagpole. Note there is a choir concert at 7pm in the Auditorium


Lunch: Thursday May 16th

11:30 am, Apache Mall food court, near B&N.



Planned Social: May TBD

Ideas can be found here or invent your own. What would you like to do? Tell Tim or Tina.


Planned Technical Meeting: June TBD

Speaker needed, please let Tim or Tina know if you're willing to volunteer. Willing to present but want to know what people have expressed interest in? Check out our requested topics page.


Lunch: Thursday June 20th

11:30 am, Apache Mall food court, near B&N.


Planned Social: June TBD

Ideas can be found here or invent your own. What would you like to do? Tell Tim or Tina.



Planned Technical Meeting: July TBD

Speaker needed, please let Tim or Tina know if you're willing to volunteer. Willing to present but want to know what people have expressed interest in? Check out our requested topics page.



Planned Technical Meeting: March or later, 2013

Oculus Rift, "the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games"

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1523379957/oculus-rift-step-into-the-game

Peter Shabino


Planned Social: Fall or winter

Jim Henderson, "Silicon Valley" documentary


Upcoming Meeting Crisis!

Well, not really a crisis, but we do need some meeting topics (& speakers) for 2013. We'd like to know what you want to see and hear about. Please email Tina or Tim with suggestions for topics. Should we run some previous sessions again (maybe something you really wanted to see but missed out on)? What type of topics are good, what type are bad? Also see this page for a list of suggested topics http://www.k-lug.org/Meetings


Old News Items

See the OldNews page.