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Don Friesch

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Big thanks to everyone for coming out to the Introduction to Web Application Security Workshop on Tuesday.  If you are interested, slides and the lab environment (Vagrant/Puppet configs) are here:
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Chad Ballantyne
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who's coming tonight?
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Brian McGillis

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Door lock idea? Could integrate to the system we are installing to take the place of the kick-plate module

http://3dprint.com/53583/nfc-door-lock-qduino-mini/
Quin Etnyre, who goes by Qtechknow, is a 14-year-old maker and electronics enthusiast who claims as major interests Arduino, 3D printing, and embedded elec
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Daniel Lerch
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An "array" of LEDs.
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Chad Ballantyne
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Look forward to some more workshops this spring and summer!  Knitting for Knerds??!!
 
Workshop proposals. Comment below if you have any other ideas!
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That is, knitting furry Knerds.
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Matthew Fells

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Imagine this, you're a start-up attending your first business card exchange. You're in your zone, with speaking points ready to go and pockets stuffed with original laser cut business cards, but th...
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I wouldn't mind looking into anxiety related wearables. Thundercoats work for dogs, for instance. I could really use something that could be deployed mid panic attack or pre-big-meeting. 
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Brill Pappin
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I have thought of using something like this for a community supported version of the COMPASS traffic cameras for the 400. Make some deals with landowners, put up some poles or mount on trees/billboards etc. and then provide traffic status / still images.
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Brian McGillis

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What would be the interest in a basic electronics workshop? I think most of us are familiar with Ohm's law, and what capacitors, inductors, and transistors do - maybe it would be something we could do once we have more people who are new(er) to this stuff than we are.

Might be good in conjunction with an Arduino workshop.
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I think it's more for youth and general interest folks.  Others who do want to move from computers to motors, etc, may never have learned to not cut the green wire, no blue!!  Aaaaahhhhhh!!!!!
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Brian McGillis

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Working on the nose driver motor - I had some steppers around, here is a possible candidate! 
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Ok, so I have the pulley mounted to a stepper, and I have a setup for the other roller - it's a nylon spacer on a metal rod. Next is to glue the pulley to the motor axle so it doesn't spin on the axle, and to glue the elastic to the pulley. At that point we should have the basic gripper/feeder done, then we can work on shrinking it into a smaller package and getting it battery powered, and hooking up switches or something for control.
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Chad Ballantyne
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This Tuesday we'll be brainstorming on the Pinocchio nose.  But anyone can come and work on whatever ya like!
 
Hey +Max Lupo  Wanna help on this?  SimCoLab has been commissioned to build something like this for an upcoming show!
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Interested in learning new tech skills, building cool projects, and meeting creative people? We’re starting a hackerspace in Barrie and would love to have you on board. Who are we? So far, we’re a motley crew of developers, engineers, artists, librarians, and educators with diverse backgrounds interested in building a collaborative, community workshop in Barrie. We’d love to meet you! For more information, please contact us at hello@simcolab.org

Chad Ballantyne
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A pic from last weeks Workshop!  Big thanks to +Don Friesch for leading!  Hey wait...is is it Dan or Don? :)
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Awh, you just ruined my OPSEC!  It's Dan :P
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Brian McGillis

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Woo! This is gonna be AWESOME.

Shall we get involved somehow?
BIG news folks. We’ve officially upgraded our hardware, so to speak, since we saw you last. It comes with more bells, all of the whistles, additional lasers, an extra thruster in our jetpack, LED c...
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plan it - we could car pool down!
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Chad Ballantyne
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Open Hack tonight! Come on out and bring something to work on!
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Daniel Lerch
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SimCoLab hack night this past Tuesday.
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Daniel Lerch
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Workshop proposals. Comment below if you have any other ideas!
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Yah. Web hackery! My fav.
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Chad Ballantyne
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Found a cheap mini light sabre at Target.  Might be a good bace for the Pinocchio nose
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Love it! It looks like it would probably be better than what I have.
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Soldering 101. Bigs and Littles learning from SimCoLab Hackmin, Brian McGillis.
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Lol I'm in the first pic :)
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Daniel Lerch
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Just a reminder our all ages soldering workshop is next Tuesday evening starting around 7:00 pm. Bring your soldering iron if you have one, otherwise one will be provided. https://plus.google.com/events/cii36kl1qaso7vsffq2ua2jl6r8?authkey=COTVvonjoJyoHw
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Chad Ballantyne
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Hey +Max Lupo  Wanna help on this?  SimCoLab has been commissioned to build something like this for an upcoming show!
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Paper or Plastic nose section- anyone wanna guess? 
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