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Telemetry Workshop – Saturday 21-06-2014 10:30 – 4pm

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RLab is organising a workshop on Telemetry to be held Saturday 21st June initial details below:

Please contact us via the Google Groups mailing list indicating if you wish to attend..



  • rlab telemetry projects & opportunites
  • High Altitude Balloon project
  • Demo of HAB RTTY telemetry components and toolchain

* NTX2B, uBLOX MAX-7, SDR# and dongle, VB Cable, dl-fldigi


HAB project opportunities and challenges
Low Power Radio technologies and products
  • Bluetooth
  • Hope RFM12b
  • Nordic nRF24L01
  • Xbee
Practical projects


  • * Nordic nRF24L01
  • scanner
  • beacon
  • point – point
  • sensors
What you will need to bring


  • laptop with Arduino environment, any necessary additional software will be notified ahead of the workshop
  • 3v3 capable Arduino, USB adaptor and PSU (majority of sensors are 3v3, the radios are 3v3 powered but are 5v tolerant)
  • breadboard and jumpers

As usual a contribution of £5 for the rlab plus a contribution for pizza
A charge will be made if you wish to keep any radios/materials



This months Repair Cafe

repair cafeThis months Repair Cafe will be hosted at Jackson’s Corner hosted by the Reading Bicycle Kitchen on Sunday 15th June we open at 12:00 till 16:00.

Repair Cafe is a community project and an outreach project rLab is actively involved in supporting, to find out more about Repair Cafe and its events please have a look over the links below.

Next Laser workshop

Simon Green has spent an eternity getting to the nitty gritty of the capabilities of our laser cutter at the hackspace and has made some amazing toys, so don’t miss your chance to run through his next session and you’ll get the chance to walk away with something cool and personalised. Places are limited so book early!


February Repair Cafe: Sunday 16 February @RLab, Weldale Street

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RLab are hosting every alternate Repair Cafe and we are pleased to say the February Repair Cafe will be here. We’d love to have as many of you involved as possible. More details to come soon, but the event will take place on 16th Feb 12 – 5pm, so again, feel free to offer your help for half the time if that suits you better.

Repair Cafe is a community project to bring people together to repair items rather than throw them away! Electronics, computers, bikes, clothes, tools…

Find out more about Repair Cafe here:

Start the new year by learning a new skill

50mm_laser_cut_cube_2Your local community workshop is starting 2014 as we mean to go on. Opening our doors to introduce you to fun new hobbies and crafts. Starting with a hands on introduction to laser cutting. Use this amazing machine to cut and engrave plastic, card, and plywood letting your creativity reign free.

The are no prerequisites for this workshop. Simply come along and you will be introduced to the free design software needed to realise your ideas. Whether you are looking to create beautiful wood engravings, delicate cut card silhouettes, or slot together boxes and 3d designs. Learn the techniques involved and have the satisfaction of holding your own work in your hands.

Model Engineer Show

RLab and the TVRRUG had a super busy and very successful weekend exhibiting at the Model Engineer Show in Sandown Park. We also had the opportunity to show off our 3d print of St Pancras Train Station which was very well recieved. The event was a great success and we certainly hope to take part next year. Thanks to Malcolm and Ian for organising this event and everyone else who took part.

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