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Previously ([meetings:20110623]] we discussed this and came to the conclusion that building a one-sided through-hole mount Arduino-compatible gadget would be a good first-time project.
If we don't have a proper space where we can gather and hack we were offered the lab at Pulawska 39, which we can use after 2011-07-11. Our host at Pulawska 39 prefers late evenings on the weekday or weekends.
Doodle not yet created :).
During the meeting we calculated that there are approx. 9 people interested so we should have parts for at least 13 kits. Please add yourself to the list if you are interested in building and taking home your first simple Arduino.
This page is in English because English is better than esperanto ;). Actually, at the meeting we had foreign guests from the Bitcoin consultancy who were also interested in taking part in our workshop.
We need 13 complete sets of parts giving us some spares. sergiusz had a list of parts needed for one kit, qdot commited to actually order the parts from TME. Obviously we must buy a sheet of plain PCB. We need the surface of the device to calculate how much this we need. Also we will need some etching agent and plastic containers to make the bath. A bottle of solvent is required to wash away the toner after the etching is done.
We will need a laser printer (sergiusz said he has one that works well), a couple of drills/dremels to make holes in the PCB, a small saw (or dremel) and a vice to cut the PCB. It would be good to have some sort of thick carboard or thin wood to protect the tables which we will be working on from damage (drilling, soldering).
We will need power 5V power supplies to power the thing. PC ATX, AT or wall-plug regulated power supplies will be OK. Also, we could use some USB↔RS232 converters if the boards will not have FT232 present on them. Multimeters will be needed.