RoboGames 2016 Finals

28 teams and 50 participants in our largest event to date.

28 teams and 50 participants in our largest event to date.


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RoboGames Presenter Brad Pommen

More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye

RoboGames 2016 was held at Mary Hall on Saturday, February 20th
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RoboGames 2016 Underway

Visit www.robogames.ca for all the details.

Main Event: February 20th 2016

Main Event: February 20th 2016

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We have moved!

We are now located in P208 of the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus. Come check out our all-ages Hackerspace every Wednesday 6-8pm.

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NTC and Robogames 2014 Featured on Shaw TV – Go Kootenays!

Nelson Tech Club featured on Shaw Cable TV.

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Robogames 2014 – November 15

Robogames 2014

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Happy 4th Anniversary!

Happy 4th Anniversary

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Raspberry Pi Add-ons @ the NTC

New Raspberry Pi Add-ons available at the NTC.

Along with our “Model B” Raspberry Pi boards, we now offer the following for members:

  • “Adventures in Raspberry Pi” Project Book
  • Pibow (Raspberry Pi Laser Cut Cases)
  • Piface Digital (I/O Expansion Board)
  • Pi Noir (Camera Module)
  • Pibrella (Experimenting Board)
  • PiGlow (LED Board)
  • Wi-Pi (USB WiFi Module)
  • PiHub (USB Hub for Raspberry Pi)
Rasp Pi Goodies

Many Raspberry Pi goodies for NTC members

Adventures in Pi

Adventures in Raspberry Pi

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Hackerspace Toolkits: Arduino Must Haves

I have taught Arduino to over 100 local youth, adults and seniors through the Nelson Tech Club over the past four years. One of the most useful tools to explore this subject in educational contexts is plug-and-play sensor packs. These packs are worth the investment, many of the parts can be sourced individually. Small starter packs can be found for about $50 on many websites, and up to several thousand dollars for educators looking for a well-rounded inventory. Those who are inexperienced, but interested in Arduino can harness easy to follow plug-and-play logic and focus more on coding by utilizing interchangeable electrical circuit “bricks” to remove circuitry guesswork.

Arduino Accessory Packs, including sensor shields.

Arduino Accessory Packs, including sensor shields.

You can find great deals on Arduino components, as well as Beagleboard and Raspberry-Pi accessories at canada.newark.com.

The Nelson Tech Club has a large inventory of Arduino UNO micro controllers, sensor shields, network shields, motor shields, real time clocks and over twenty unique sensor bricks. Many of these types include: LEDS, buttons, servos, steppers, photovoltaic, thermal, magnetic, metallic, potentiometers, etc. There seems to be an endless variety to choose from, all of which are easy to incorporate into any project.

Arduino is a great compliment to any Hackerspace and I highly recommend sensor packs for any age to learn with. The NTC offers Arduino resources for Hackerspace members to explore with every week at out Public Wednesday Hackerspace.

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NTC Featured on Shaw TV – Go Kootenays!

Nelson Tech Club featured on Shaw Cable TV.

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