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Planned Event: Embedded Programming; Fun with Boards

Farset Labs is planning on running an event to introduce any person of any age to embedded programming; spanning from building your own controller board that you can take home, right up to programming it with some basic functionality. But we want to get the community’s opinion before we set anything in stone. Please, take […]

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Chalkboard Codes

After the final touches to our massive blackboard were completed in the event space, and after the initial rush of impulse drawing had subsided, two members jointly decided to have a go at something more interesting. Myself and Daniel Reid used a kindly-donated projector and a packet of white chalk, coupled with a helping of […]

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Paint It Black: This Weeks Updates

Things move quickly here at Farset Towers ^H^H^H^H^H Labs. Twenty four hours ago, we had nothing special happening soon and no real ‘pattern’ of events. We hadn’t made any real changes to the space other than the brilliant work that the Weavers Court contractors have done to get the space up to spec. First big […]

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Still Alive

The launch day went, in our humble opinions, fantastically. As in, really fantastic. We’ve met our targets and everything passed smoothly, but, far more importantly, we had an awful lot of fun.  A range of projects were attempted by those in the space over the 24-hr period, some of which were unexpected, all of which […]

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Final preparations

Another day of frantic work and continuous driving has brought us much closer to our launch tomorrow. The plumbers have completely fitted the toilets to a great standard and the electricians are making sense of the circuits around the building; the puzzle pieces that were outside our control have pretty much fallen into place. After […]

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Burning the candle at both ends

The Farset Labs team is still in the space at one in the morning – now that’s dedication! We went in this morning with no working network, no backbone connection, little equipment and no computers running. Over fourteen hard hours later, we now have every viable socket networked, switches installed, WiFi running, our Tibus internet […]

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It’s the little things that count…

We very much appreciate the donations that we’ve already received – without the community, Farset Labs doesn’t exist, so it’s great to see people supporting us. What we’re seeing however are some pretty big-ticket items, which is great, but we also need the small stuff. Grouped together, the items that are listed below are pretty […]

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The All Island Software Network

We are very pleased to announce the generous support of yet another group, the All Island Software Network, a joint partnership between Intertrade Ireland, the Irish Software Association, and Momentum, the Trade Association for IT in Northern Ireland. They supply businesses across the whole island of Ireland with plentiful funding, advice, routes for cross-border relations […]

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Nearly There! Updates and Donation Request

Things have been moving fairly quickly (compared to the normal speed of Northern Irish progress), but it’s about time we made a public update. Due to the practicalities of developing something like this, a lot of the day-to-day development of Farset Labs has been done with little publicity. This was to maintain clear communication within […]

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What do we want? STUFF! When do we want it? SOON!

This post will be updated as we go along (Up until we move everything in). If you want to contribute to this list, participate in the Farset Labs IdeaScale