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ESP8266 Intro Course – Saturday 22 July


Want to add “Internet of Things” to your maker skills?  The ESP8266 is a low cost (< R100) chip with full TCP/IP stack!  This means connecting your projects to the internet, remotely reading nodes and triggering actions.

This course offers a gentle introduction to the ESP8266. We utilise the WeMos development board, which combines the familiar Arduino interface with the power of the ESP8266 to offer a very accessible introduction to the Internet of Things – a technology trend that is busy changing our world.

When: 22 July 2017
Time: 9:00-14:00
Where: House4Hack, 4 Burger avenue, Lyttelton Manor, Centurion
Cost: R980  includes course kit

Thank you for your support – the course is fully booked

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Basic Electronics Course – Saturday 10 June


Want to learn Arduino and Raspberry Pi but feel overwhelmed by the basic electronics?  This is the course for you!

We have put together this course with those in mind that want to experience the exciting world of Arduino and Raspberry Pi, but feel over-whelmed by the basic electronic concepts and components.

When: Saturday 10 June
Time: 9:00 – 14:00
Where: House4Hack, 4 Burger Ave, Lyttleton Manor, Centurion
Cost: R650, includes the basic electronics kit, detailed below.

We will be providing coffee and tea during the day, however if you need to snack, please feel free to bring something along.

This course is fully booked – thank you for your support

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Raspberry Pi self racing car workshop – Saturday 27 May


Mikkel and I think it can be lots of phun to do a self driving car workshop on 27 May.

This is an early preview course and will allow us to develop and refine the workshop – so at this stage we are limiting participation to House4Hack members and their kids!


The course shows how to integrate a number of technologies (CAD, 3D printing, Linux, Python, Electronics (servo control), Deep Learning) to deliver a self-driving car. Three standard radio controlled cars as per the picture are available during the course.

The workshop contents as follows:

  • a. Introduction
  • b. Building the frame
  • c. Configure the pi
  • d. Assemble the car
  • e. Manually driving the car
  • f. Self car racing
  • g. More beer (BYOB)

Thanks for the support – the workshop is fully booked

To participate you will need a Raspberry Pi 3 and RPi Camera – if you don’t have a RPi camera,  let me know and we can order from PiShop.

For this intro workshop we will be charging R600 in future, which includes a kit containing a Pi to RC car interface card (PCA9685) and SD card configured with OpenCV, Tensorflow, Python etc. etc.

For the preview edition, the costs is only R300!

  • Where: House4Hack
  • When: 27 May – Saturday
  • Time: 9.00 – 13.00
  • Cost: R300 – if you want a Pi a camera it is R500 extra.
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