Even though I kept joining maker spaces to try to learn about electronics/ programming, I’ve always felt as though there was always a social barrier to climb over before I could actually tackle a project. It’s either I had to research a project myself and befriend someone to help figure out my questions (is there such thing as a stupid question?), or pay for a class (which usually never helped me solve my project problems).
So I decided to curate a group where people of different skill levels and backgrounds could come and try to tackle something new (either in a group or through solo projects). Whether learning how to use an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or just wanted to start learning how to program without the intimidation of a Maker Space, or the financial obligation of having to take a class.
The current plan so far is to run the group meetups for solo/ independent projects, and then tackle one big project together as a collective to submit to the final year art show (at OCADU).
^Yo ho! Someone using an infrared censor.
^Whats going on: 2 people on a Rasp Pi project, 1 person beginning to use command line, 1 person using Wolfram Mathematica to sharpen an image, 1 person figuring out how to use an infrared sensor.
^Gotta snack on samosas. Edible geometry.
OCADU Computer Club is free to attend.
Updates will be posted soon.