Monday was a good day for hacking; we had an impromptu Minimus workshop. This was surprisingly successful, attendees were able to get their boards programming in Windows or Linux as to their preference, and then start diving into code.
The devices aren’t as friendly as the Arduino boards, and the example source code will compile but not always run without extensive tweaking, but by the end of the session, in addition to a medley of flashing lights, we also had a one button keyboard and a virtual serial port that reported its button state.
Due to demand we will run another of these in April (2nd or 16th, TBC) and again will have Minimus boards available for use on the day or purchase. There’s no fixed cost for the workshop, but donations are appreciated. If you have a Minimus board or are interested in a step on from Arduinos, why not come past?
As a reminder to Northackton members who are also NSME members, their auction is on the 13th of March.