Gloucester & District

Electronics

“Oh no, I can't do that”. “It's Science. I was never very good at it”.

Coding discussion. Over the years we have become more and more surrounded by electronic items. Electronics is not difficult, it is just something we take for granted, but should we?

Come and develop a better understanding of basic Electronics – Voltage, Current, Resistance, Ohms Law, Parallel, Series, Circuit, Polarity, and practical skills in using a multimeter and soldering iron.

We started in September 2015, and are a small and sociable group who meet at my house (in Hucclecote) usually on the last Friday of the month. We can attempt to answer your queries about electronic items, whilst building our own circuits over a mug of tea/coffee and biscuits.

Give it a try.

January 2019. We are looking at a ROBOT task to go forward to the U3A Science Network Challenge. Fancy, giving us the benefit of your expertise? Come along for a chat.

Well that was then, and NOW we have a robot vehicle ("buggy") ready to attempt a number of the challenges set.

Our buggy can be controlled through remote control, using bluetooth and a games controller. It can also undertake challenges autonomously, making use of a Raspberry Pi micro-computer, various attachments, and a lot of Python coding.

We will be attending the inaugural meeting (U3A National Robot Challenge) to undertake these challenges against other U3A's from around the country.

Venue: The White Eagle Club, Riverway, Stafford, Staffs. ST16 3TH.
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019.
Time: 12 noon, to approximately 5pm.
Cost: Spectators - £2.

To find out more contact me using the carrier pigeon on this page. Hard at work

Keith Bostock

Dates for your Diary
Fri Aug 23rd Driving practice!!
Fri Sep 27th Last minute adjustments, before Challenge Event 3/10/19
Fri Oct 25th Usual Session
Fri Nov 29th Usual Session
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