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Jul 27, 2014 - 1 minute read

Meeting 26-07-2014

Present: Michael, Joe, Elizabeth, Kieran, Michael (2), Tom Discussions about: 1) the Linux courses offered by edX. Elizabeth & Kieran are looking forward to the commencement of the Foundation Course on 1.8.14. 2) Universal PSU’s - Kieran’s Acer laptop has no charger Michael suggested looking at Universal PSU’s as well as the manufacturers item. 3) Ubuntu 14.04 being more stable 4) equipment needed for uploading video’s to YouTube. 5) issues installing Linux as a dual boot with Windows 8 (UEFI) v using a virtual machine 6) Tom’s Apple computer for breaking up & selling 7) Michael (2) researching virtual 3D printer of German design (framework) - all electronic parts have been ordered from China.

Jul 19, 2014 - 3 minute read

Meeting 19-07-2014 RISCOS Laptop, Linux Mint and Minecraft

Attending: Michael, Mike H, Richard, Kathleen, Elizabeth, Kieran, Mark Mike H installed Mint 17 Cinnamon onto his Dell laptop. A discussion took place about the best desktop to use on older hardware, Cinnamon or Mate. Michael was happy with the end result, Mint 17 was much faster than the original Windows Vista. Kieran and Richard made an island on Minecraft - Kieran making cobblestone with lava and water. Richard was collecting “hard core” getting ready to build.

Jul 12, 2014 - 1 minute read

Meeting 12th July 2014

Well, another well attended and successful meeting this morning. Mike H, Mike 2, Elizabeth, Kieran, Tony, Joe, Tom, Catherine, Richard, Joshua and Andy in attendance. Welcome to new visitors Andy, Joshua and Katherine. I was installing both Mint 13 xfce and Windows 7 onto a laptop and a desktop tower brought in by Elizabeth. After install the laptop needed a new video driver and Xorg.config file creating as the graphics card was a SIS card and not recognised correctly in Mint by default.

Jun 22, 2014 - 2 minute read

Largest turn out ever - getting busy again

Makerspace and LUG 21.6.2014 Largest turn out ever - we had to open extra areas to accommodate the different activities. PRESENT: Michael, Les, Ollie, Tony, Joe, Elizabeth, Kieran, Susan, Michael (2), Richard, Arran, Chris, Tom Tom at his own personal ‘mission control’ Various projects happening in the main area Les and Ollie ~ assessed an old “flat” constructed computer for suitability to install Arcade software. A video camera was set up to record progress and Les intends producing a time lapse video to demonstrate.

Jun 14, 2014 - 1 minute read

Makerspace Meeting 14th June 2014

This week we had a really busy time with multiple projects happening. [youtube] Les wrote a quick Python script to take pictures using a webcam Kieran and Richard hacked Minecraft using Kano for the Raspberry Pi. Tom was quite taken with an Elonex netbook running Linux and proceeded to hack it to run a different window manager. Olly spent the morning working with his Raspberry Pi to enable it to work with a Motorola Atrix Lapdock.