Wuthering Bytes, the UK Maker Belt's preeminent technology festival, is now underway, and while it's too late to attend today's opening event tickets are still available for the remainder of the week - including the Open Source Hardware User Group (OSHUG) OSHCamp weekend, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday in Hebden Bridge.
We've already discussed our personal highlights from tomorrow's OSHCamp talk schedule, but the Sunday has still more to offer: a range of hands-on workshops aimed at all skill and experience levels. For those who are just beginning their journey into electronics, Chelsea Back will be running a soldering workshop at which attendees will be walked through the process of building the Denkimono Noise Generator kit provided as a gift to all attendees.
Anyone interested in building Arduino-based long-range sensor networks, meanwhile, would do well to attend Andrew Lindsay's workshop. Covering the building of a basic sensor system based on the Microchip RN2483 Long-Range Radio Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) development shield, by the end of the day attendees should have their very own node on The Things Network.
For the more advanced maker, Ken Boak and Alan Wood will be running an introductory workshop on the topic of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) programming, allowing attendees to define their own hardware at a logic-gate level. Even those who have experienced FPGA development before are likely to be interested, as Ken and Alan will be concentrating on the use of an open-source toolchain which stands in stark contrast to the proprietary offerings of many FPGA companies. Finally, Daniel Mulligan is to be running a workshop on 4K-resolution video workflows using the Axiom 4K camera system, which is near-unique in offering open source access to sensor data.
More details on the workshops can be found on the official OSHCamp website, along with a link to purchase tickets for one or both days.