New Year, New Dojo, New Platform

Farset Dojo is changing; we’re skipping December and moving from Eventbrite to Zen; restarting on the 8th of February, running every fortnight.

Hello followers and supporters of Farset Dojo and awesome Guardians of the Ninjas.

We had planned to run our next event on Friday the 7th of December but have decided to postpone the Dojos until after the New Year! This is to allow the champions and mentors (and the ninjas!) to enjoy the holiday season with their families and friends. We’re also moving from EventBrite to Zen (the global Coder Dojo website).

Zen has fantastic resources available to ninjas and mentors, and it gives us a nice change when it comes to registering who will be attending.

Sign up to the new and shiny Farset Dojo here if you want to attend any future events. We’ll be back to running every fortnight from Friday the 8th of February at 7pm!

If you want to mentor you just need to register at Farset Dojo or email dojo@farsetlabs.org.uk.

We’re super excited to get back into it in February, and we look forward to starting an awesome year with the ninjas.

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Happy Holidays, from Zoe & Andrew

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Raspberry Jam Round-up

For any visionary, dreamer or hapless idiot trying to drive societal change, there can be few things more vindicating than the sight of school-age kids teaching adults how to do things. I wandered into our Raspberry Jam event on Saturday and felt the status bar on my Hope Drive stretch out a little, maybe from orange into green. Raspberry Jams are open to anyone and this time we had people from zero years-old (yes, actually) up to, well, I wouldn’t like to say but put it this way: they’d remember Belfast before The Troubles.

This time the regular Farset crowd got a big boost by having the running of the event taken off our hands by the irrepressible AndrewMulholland, who finds time amidst schoolwork to make and teach technology (we hear his latest project  with his school robotics club is a cardboard quadcopter; turns out the sky isn’t the limit!). Andrew is one of a line of Dalriada acolytes to find their way to Farset somehow, setting a high bar for the involvement of NI’s schools in the maker revolution.

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Planned Event: Embedded Programming; Fun with Boards

Image courtesy of MadLab

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 a minute of your time to fill out this survey so we can make the best event for you. Continue reading Planned Event: Embedded Programming; Fun with Boards