[hackspacebristol] Skillshares in June, July

Tom Forshaw tom.gizzard at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 07:36:57 UTC 2016

Colour me interested in both the FPGA and Reflow ideas.

- Tom

On Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at 08:27 j.egger <office at ejedv.at> wrote:

> +1 for #1 FPGA
> Joe
> On 6 June 2016 23:00:33 BST, Kaspar Emanuel <kaspar.bumke at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> can't see any announcements for Skillshare in May though Ross Mowat did
>> propose one. Did it run? How did it go?
>> I have been thinking about helping out more with these would like to
>> propose a few:
>> *1. Programming ICE40 FPGAs with a completely open source toolchain*You
>> may not have heard but some friendly hackers reverse-engineered the Lattice
>> ICE40 bitstream and you can now program them with a complete open source
>> toolchain. This opens up new possibilities in how computing can be done as
>> it has the potential for reconfiguring the hardware on the fly from
>> software running on a host computer.
>> This is a little dependant on getting ICE40 Icestick dev boards (14.67
>> incl VAT) which look to be back in stock around the 20th of June. I do have
>> one myself but each participant would need one.
>> *2. Email encryption*
>> This could be done by my friend Mat who has done workshops like this a
>> few times now. We need to gauge interest and find out if participants
>> primarily use their phone or their laptop to read their emails and target
>> the workshop towards that.
>> *3. Reflow soldering*
>> We have probably run one of these in the past but I think there might be
>> interest in how to learn how to use our hacked toaster oven to assemble
>> PCBs. Maybe someone else would like to step in an run this? Otherwise I'd
>> be happy to do it.
>> Please do let me know if any of this sounds interesting and if you think
>> you would sign up. If you would like to help out on any of the above or
>> have another topic you would like to teach, all the better.
>> Am I right in thinking skillshares are traditionally run every 3rd
>> Tuesday of the month? That would be the 21st of June, in 2 weeks time.
>> Cheers,
>> Kaspar
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