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Arduino Kits


The kits are ready for tomorrow’s Arduino training course:

The following people are attending:

  • Wynand
  • Jacques
  • Philip
  • Andrew
  • Anthony & brother
  • Yusuf
  • Gerrit
  • HC

If you can, please bring long nosed pliers, or any wire stripping instrument.  Also, if you have a multimeter bring that along.

The training start at 10 and end by 12, I will organise for drinks and pizza for those who wants to stay afterwards.

Stuff to bring (if you have):
Long nose pliers and/or wire stripper
Multi meter

Please bring your laptop, also it would help if you could install the software from before the training


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Zero to Arduino Hacking Hero


We are planning an Arduino crash course on this Saturday 10-12 : “Zero to Arduino Hacking Hero”

We are putting together 10 kits consisting of
1 x Arduino UNO
1 x Breadboard
1 x USB programming cable, a USB A-B
Some resistors, pots, switches, leds and so on.

You will need to bring your own laptop and if you can, please install the dev environment beforehand –

The course will be at the House 4 Hack in Centurion – see

We are still finalising the cost for the components and will try to finalise tomorrow.

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Amazing First Meetup!


Thanks for everyone contributing to making the first meetup a great success!

HC & Katarina video recorded & took lots of photos and promised to post some of these soon.

The day went as follows:We first had a show and tell, mostly Arduino toys: Toby showed off his smart-orb product prototype – essentially a Android based smartphone accessory that changes color based on the status of your phone. Tobie told about his Arduino based energy logger, it monitors your electricity usage and costs.  I’ve recently played with Android / Arduino integration and built an accelorometer controlled RC car. Also how to integrate to a Nokia 3310 from the Andruino – I will make a seperate post on this.

We then proceeded with a brief tour of the house and garden, including some history.

After this, we engaged in a brain storm on the House4Hack initiative, making it sustainable, its goals, offerings and potential.  This was absolutely amazing – lots of new exciting ideas, leads and suggestions.  Everyone also had a chance to introduce themselves, their skills, experiences and what they are willing to contribute.  What an amazing group of people!

After pizza, we started building the first prototype for the House4Hack Automation system – opening the security gate to the house using a cellphone.  The video is proof of life 🙂


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