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Robert Gordon University Computer Society
RGU CompSoc took delivery of a number of Arduino Kits today, the kits being:
Ultimate 37 in 1 Sensor Modules Kit for Arduino (available online)
SainSmart UNO + SainSmart Graphic LCD4884 Shield + SainSmart Prototype Shield (available online)
SainSmart Mega 2560 R3 Practice Starter Kit with Joystick + L293D + Small Motor Starter Kit (available online)
SainSmart Mega2560 R3 ATmega2560-16AU + Servos 5V Starter Kit (available online)
SainSmart 3.2″ TFT LCD Display+Touch Panel+PCB adapter SD Slot for Arduino 2560 (available online)
Book – Arduino + Android Projects for the Evil Genius: Control Arduino with Your Smartphone or Tablet (available online)
Hopefully over the coming academic year we can build some interesting projects with this kit and also explore the Raspberry Pi, getting all this kit communicating via serial links. See this article about connecting Arduino and Raspberry Pi via a serial USB connection.
Check out the following video of our adventures
Today, Monday 25th April 2011 CTRL Byte ventured forth to once again do some hill walking in the Scottish countryside. We left Aberdeen at 08:15 and arrived at Loch Morlich around 11:15, shortly thereafter we set of on our trek to see Green Lake (Loch Uaine) and then onwards and upwards to Meall a Bhuachaille at an elevation of 810 meters. Shortly before making the main ascent we took some time out for a well earned break for lunch in and around 13:00. We had all reached the top just after 14:00 and spent some time flying a kite and getting some group photos before making our way back down. We were all back at Loch Morlich for 15:30 and spent the next hour and a half down at the beach playing bowls and football, before starting on our journey back to Aberdeen. After making one or two stops along the way home we eventually arrived around 20:40. All in all it was a great day and everybody enjoyed the day. The group was very much of an international contingent with six from France, five from Romania, two from Poland, and one from the UK, Ireland and Belgium. Once the May exams are out of the way we may set off on another adventure perhaps somewhere south of Aberdeen.
2011-04-25-LochMorlich, a set on Flickr.
At our meeting today Ben Horsburgh gave a talk about Mash-ups at 17:00 in C11. Tune in for some live tweets from the event.
2011-04-18-Mashup, a set on Flickr.
CTRL Byte pay a visit to Braemar, the Linn of Dee, Falls of Feugh & Braemar Castle, Sunday 10th Oct 2010. Watch the video of our trip here.
Some photographs from the trip to Braemar taken by Daniel. These include Braemar itself, the Linn of Dee and Braemar Castle.
2010-10-10-Braemar, a set on Flickr.
Additional photographs available here – Sortie RGU Braemar
Olivier gave a talk based on his PhD Research work. The talk was titled: Advanced Data Modeling for Medical Treatment Optimization. Much of the work made use of Bayesian Networks & Evolutionary Computing.
2010-05-05-Lecture, a set on Flickr.
CTRL Byte field trip to Loch Muick, the image below provides an outline of the route taken around the loch.
CTRL Byte Photos from trip to Loch Muick.
2010-04-19-LochMuick, a set on Flickr.
An afternoon spent creating the first elements of a level 2 Menger Sponge.
Level Cubes No Cards Required
0 1 12
1 20 192
2 400 3,456
3 8,000 66,048
4 160,000 1,296,384
5 3,200,000 25,731,072
2010-04-13-MengerSponge, a set on Flickr.
Lecture given by Ben Horsburgh on his PhD research topic of Audio Analysis.
2010-03-02-Lecture, a set on Flickr.
Following on from the Schools annual Christmas Lecture 11:00 to 15:30. The society took part in a short 1.5 hour gaming session of Unreal Tournament, about half a dozen members of staff also participated in the fun.
The society members then headed to Rileys Pool hall for a 4.5 hour session of Pool.
All in all, this has been a very active day, with some members meeting up at 08:30 and finally parting ways at 21:30.
5th November 2009, CTRL Byte receives delivery of two Lego NXT 2.0 robots. They are pictured here on either side of the Lego NXT Alpha Rex. The first robots to be built were an Explorer Robot that can find its way around objects and the Shooterbot that locks on to targets and shoots. The Robots had their first public outing on the 7th with a School Open Day.
2009-11-07-LegoNXT, a set on Flickr.
After a 1.5 hour meeting on Friday 30th October 2009 all the major details about the Computer Society have been ironed out.
After coming up with a few dozen possible names for the society, it was finally decided by means of a vote that the name should be (CTRL Byte).
The key people to make up the society were also elected consisting of President, 2 Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, Secretary and Public Relations Officer.