Ottawa Arduino Meetup Group

2015-01-18 16.35.57-1000For location and schedule for this meetup please see the calendarSubscribe for schedule change notices.

This meetup is now hosted at Ottawa’s Makerspace called Hack613.

We’re a friendly group of people who like making and hacking things. We welcome beginners and experts.

We are very much into 3D Printers, CNC rotary cutters, CNC laser, soldering and we often do demonstrations and workshops.

A few of our interests are:

  • Art
  • Drones
  • Robotics
  • Arduino
  • Micro-controllers
  • Electronics
  • RC vehicles and planes
  • Making anything
  • Woodwork
  • Laser
  • CNC
  • 3D printing
  • Crafts

Check out this video collage of some of our recent travels, Dave’s Christmas lights or past eventsArduino Day.

Current group activity is the Mystery Challenge.

Our challenges and contests are open to everyone (Let’s Make a ClockHack Ur Bike, Past Challenges: Ottawa Hack ChallengeOttawa Arduino Challenge). Past events and photos shown at the bottom of the page.

We have regular meetups, contests, field trips and workshops varying with demand. Come out and have fun in a relaxed environment. Connect to the community, learn and share.

Darcy — Group Facilitator
My own Arduino projects.

Ottawa Arduino Meetings

Arduino is a tiny computer often associated with the maker movement). It makes your project interactive or programmable.

There is also the buzzword “physical computing” that is associated to Arduino.

Here’s a documentary. Sample projects: Interactive snowflakes! Interactive Fireflies! Interactive coffee table. Or this coffee table. You could make something like this dancing robot. Or these Little Robot Friends. Here’s a nice LED Tube project by Paul who is one of the mentors in the group. Arduino uses AVR chips. The sky is the limit.

Simple Arduino Project Ideas

TVBGone!. All you need is an IR LED and you can turn off any TV. Also a smart version that listens for change in the environment using a mic, then flags a code as good.

Learning remote control or TV or other IR device.

Traffic lights with walk button.

Beam Break Detector. Does your puppy go where he’s not supposed to? Sound an alarm when he breaks a beam.

An IR theramin.

A theramin using IR and a photocell.



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Published on: Mar 3, 2014 @ 12:13

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