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Round Table: The Internet after Snowden
by [strawdog] @ 2014-09-10 18:31:00 -0400 EDT

There will be a round table discussion (in French lang.) of the “Internet after Snowden” held at room Z-330 of Pavillon Claire-McNicoll at l’Université de Montréal on September 23, 2014 at 16:30. The session is free, but preregistration is required. Full information is here

Meeting of Réseau libre
by [strawdog] @ 2014-03-29 01:00:00 -0400 EDT

The next meeting of Réseau Libre, “hackfest”, will be held at Foulab on Thursday, April 3 2014 from 7 to 9pm. On the agenda: a demo of the project Commotion-Babel by the Polytechnic students and other fun things. This meeting is open to everyone.

For more information:

Montreal Modular Meetup
by [strawdog] @ 2014-03-14 20:46:00 -0400 EDT

Montreal Mini Maker Faire will be held June 7-8 2014
by [strawdog] @ 2014-02-28 00:00:00 -0500 EST

It’s coming. Montreal Mini Maker Faire will be held Jun 7-8, 2014. We will see you there!

Introduction to computer vision with OpenCV
by [strawdog] @ 2014-01-25 00:00:00 -0500 EST

No space left! However, if you would like to indicate your interest in us repeating the workshop please do at the email below.
Do you want to make your computer react to light, movement and gestures? Do you want to capture and process images and video as part of your project? Do you wonder: whats wrong with these lazy AI programmers, why can’t my computer recognize me yet? Get answers to all these questions and more at the Foulab Workshop “Introduction to computer vision with OpenCV”! OpenCV is an open source library for capturing and analyzing images and video. It is written in C/C++, and API’s are available in Python, Java and on Android and iOS.

The workshop is aimed at people with some programming knowledge, but not necessarily any computer vision knowledge. We will cover:

  • How to install and set up the Open Computer Vision toolkit (OpenCV),
  • An introduction to computer vision algorithms (including image filtering, face detection, segmentation, tracking and stereo vision),
  • Code walkthrough and demonstration of OpenCV examples that you can use as starting points for your own projects.

The primary programming language for the workshop will be Python. The workshop has been updated from previous workshops to cover OpenCV 2.4.6, and the latest version of OpenCV’s python interface. The workshop presentations will be in English, but we are more than happy to provide support and answer questions in French.

Time: Sunday, February 9, 1-5pm
No space left! However, if you would like to indicate your interest in us repeating the workshop please do at the email below.
Cost: 25$ (Cash, or make arrangements in advance at the following email)
RSVP to strawdog3 (at) required. Space is limited.
Required materials: laptop, webcam

While this workshop will be limited in scope to OpenCV itself, people are encouraged to stay after the workshop and discuss more advanced topics, such as the interfacing of openCV with other libraries and languages. If you have projects in mind or in progress, please do stick around and chat with us!

Helios Makerspace
by [Danukeru] @ 2013-12-30 00:00:00 -0500 EST

There is a new makerspace opening up in Montreal, located not far from Foulab. They have open houses on Wed. evenings, go on down and say hello. Information can be found here.

Work In Progress Night: Arduino miscellany
by [strawdog] @ 2013-11-29 08:00:00 -0500 EST

This week there are a bunch of new Arduino sensors to try out - temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. Plus, we may try to build a couple custom ones.

Cost: Free, although pass-the-hat style donations to support the lab are encouraged.

Wednesday Dec. 4, 18:30-22:00

On Work In Progress Night a foulaber will bring a work in progress to the lab and work on it for a few hours. Anyone interested can drop in to check it out and discuss the project, receive or give advice, or bring a similar project and work on it. There is no promise that anything will actually work, but it should be fun!!!

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