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 +====== Leccie Knitters ======
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 +**Electronics free for all (within reason). We're a group interested in exploring and playing around with circuits, microprocessors,​ electric motors, sensors, etc. All experience levels and interests are welcome. Come along and make something that beeps, twitches, lights up, or makes coffee.** ​
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 +Notes from initial meeting
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 +Ben, Alan, Chris, Adam, Christina, Colin, Andrew, Caroline Gordon, Kirsty, Ben & Robb came along. This is what maybe the way forward. ​  
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 +Schedule will be:
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 +FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH: "​Project Meet"
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 +3RD TUESDAY EVERY MONTH: INFORMAL "​Optional"​ WORKSHOP ​
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 +First Initial Workshop: ​ Extractor Fan + how to take something apart without killing you MEET 6.30 TUESDAY 20th MARCH
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 +'''​What is Needed?:'''​
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 +Fans
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 +Snips
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 +Soldering iron
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 +Safety Goggles
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 +or
 +Bread board - Ben will put the actual Maplin part number here soon.
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 +[Easier to make wire yourself than buy ready cut ones]
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 +Andrew will bring wire
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 +Then Two Parallel Project Strands: STARTING 6.30PM ​ TUESDAY 3RD APRIL   
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 +Session 1. '''​Crystal Radio'''​ >>>>​ Session 2.  '''​amplifier?''' ​ >>>>>​ Session 3. '''​A.M. Transmitter''' ​ ?   >>>>>​ A.M. Receiver that can receive morse code >>>>> ​ ?
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 +Andrew will look into what components ​ for crystal radio are required and report back on multimeter options.
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 +THE ABOVE WILL RUN IN PARALLEL (I.E. ALSO STARTING 6.30PM ​ TUESDAY 3RD APRIL )WITH
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 +Session 1. '''​micro-controller output from crystal radio?'''​ > Session 2:    ?      >  maybe something involving flashguns from 200 cameras at some point   ? ​   >   '''​sparkly shiny noisy things''' ​ (that are solar powered ?)      ​
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 +'''​Suppliers ? What do I need and where should I get it?'''​
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 +Check out the [[Equipment Recommendation]] page.
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 +Maplins okay for most things
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 +Alan likes "Rapid Electronics"​ - minimum order and shipping costs details on [[Equipment Recommendation]] page.  ​
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 +Taits Electronics www.Taits-electronics.co.uk ​
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 +RS Electronics http://​rswww.com/​
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 +Maybe we could open a trade account with one or more of the above?
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 +Joint Pay-pal works well as a way to ship Arduino boards circa £14 each
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 +'''​Electronic Knitters Wish List'''​
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 +We should make a wishlist of what people are keen to learn about or do and generate activities. ​ This can then be used to fill in gaps in the schedule above.
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 +- Make a cheap projector from cheap lightbulbs
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 +- DIY video projectors
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 +- nocturnal solar powered robot workshop ​ / harvesting energy
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 +- bicycle light generated by an alternative to a dynamo
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 +- Build your own "Myth TV" / PVR 
 +[http://​www.mythtv.org/​]
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 +- LED Poi (an led reactive toy)
 +E.g. [http://​www.poipoi.info/​shop/​index.php?​rn=333&​action=show_detail]
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 +(please add to this list - maybe put your name to your ideas too  feel free to sort out the formatting too! )
  
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