On 15th January 2019, Glen Davies will be talking about his experiences programming embedded devices. The meeting will take place at our unusual venue, The Bull. This month’s talk will be about the Arduino microcontroller ecosystem. Arduino is an ecosystem designed to make using microcontrollers simple for beginners. Aimed at newcomers to microcontrollers, this talk… Read More »
The 18th December 2018 meeting will be a “Christmas Curry”. At the recommendation of one of our members, the provisional venue (subject to booking) is the “Indian Brewery”, Snowhill. http://www.indianbrewery.com/snowhill/4590777711 This is close to our regular meeting venue so anybody who goes to the wrong place won’t have far to travel to find us. We… Read More »
A healthy crowd of 13 people including a few new faces came to the Bull for the November 2018 meeting to see Tim Williams’ presentation on video encoding, the talk was well received and sparked many questions and items for discussion. As always this was followed by further discussion on computing topics.
For the November meeting, Tim Williams will be giving a talk in the basics of video encoding, this talk will cover the following areas: Container formats Codecs – H264/AVC video encoding. – AAC Audio A/V sync (Argghhhhhhhhh) Video Frame Types Aspect Ratios (they are not as simple as you might think) Some common software tools.… Read More »
17 People came to the “re-boot” meeting at which Heather Lomond gave an excellent talk on the Shropshire LUG’s balloon project. We’re looking forward to hearing about how the project concludes once the balloon launch takes place. The next meeting will be on 20th November 2018, the talk details will be posted shortly.
The first “LUG Exchange” meeting took place with the Shropshire group on 27th September 2018, you’ll find a full report on the event here: https://shropshirelug.wordpress.com/2018/09/30/first-meeting-exchange-a-great-success/ Don’t forget that the return event will be the Brum LUG’s 16th October meeting, where Heather Lomond will be giving her talk on the “High Altitude Balloon Project“.
For the October 2018 meeting, Heather Lomond from the Shropshire LUG has agreed to come and give a talk on the groups High Altitude Balloon project. There are 4 sections to the project: the payload which is a RPI running some custom C code with a whole bunch of sensors, an FSK transmitter and a… Read More »
The Birmingham LUG website is now SSL enabled by default. Yay!
PyCon UK, founded by the late John Pinner (a former regular at the Birmingham LUG) will be taking place in Cardiff this year 15th to 19th September 2018. See https://2018.pyconuk.org/ for details. Birmingham LUG members past and present will be attending, so it’s a good chance to catch up (or you could go to the… Read More »
The next Birmingham LUG meeting will be on 18th September 2018 at the Bull. Please check the mailing list to see who is going. Note: This meeting clashes with PyCon UK, which founded by Birmingham LUG members, so some of our regulars may be absent.