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Electron Club has an IRC channel #electronclub at chat.freenode.net

It was created as a resource for discussing workshops, code, projects, networking, electronics and anything interesting really.

IRC, in case you didn't know, stands for Internet Relay Chat and is basically another way of communicating in real time with other people. It's mostly used by software developers and other geeks who like to hang out online without using msn/gmail/yahoo etc.

The history of IRC can be found here and the IRC wikipedia entry.

To use IRC, you can use a web client or download and install an IRC client on your computer.

On linux/unix/bsd I always use irssi

For windows you can use http://www.mirc.com

For OS X Colloquy is a user friendly IRC client, free under GPL. Other mac options are http://xchataqua.sourceforge.net (download here) under GPL or http://www.ircle.com/ as 30day shareware

Once installed, you just tell it to connect to chat.freenode.net Then you just join #electronclub and you should be there…

Each of these links above have excellent documentation on how to install and use the client, if your still struggling, this page has really basic instructions on how to get started http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/irctutorial.html

If you still need help, just email the list

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howto/irc.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/01 17:44 by fleabite531