Daily Archives: October 15, 2015


Make a Shrimp for Halloween – Worcester 29/10/2015

The BCS Open Source specialist group and the BCS Worcester Branch are hosting a workshop which looks at embedded computing for the public.

The event will be held on the 29th October 2015 in the University of Worcester, Worchester (room to be confirmedEE2021, Elgar Building, St. Johns Campus) from 5:30pm to 8:00pm.

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members but booking is required. Places are limited; please book as soon as possible.

Make a Shrimp for Halloween – a practical embedded computing workshop

ShrimpThe Shrimp is an incredibly fun, low cost computer that can be built and programmed by just about anyone, in only a few hours and with no prior experience of electronics or programming. Comprising of a simple circuit that is assembled from a handful of components, it can quickly be made to flash LEDs and put to use in exciting projects that have switches, sensors and outputs.

During this workshop participants will first construct the basic Shrimp circuit, before programming it to blink a single LED, and then go onto a more advanced project – such as adding more LEDs and programming it to paint letters in the air with these as it is waved about (using a phenomenon termed persistence of vision). At the end of the evening, teams will demonstrate the fruits of their labours to each other and there may well be some Halloween Treats to share around as a reward!

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