Edinburgh Hacklab is three! Come and party!

In Summer 2010, 12 hackers/makers got together and rented a studio at Out of the Blue so that they could have somewhere to work, to keep equipment and to share with the rest of the community (apparently, having a milling machine on a coffee table in your lounge is okay for a bit but doesn’t Read more about Edinburgh Hacklab is three! Come and party![…]

Candle Making Basics Workshop, 22nd September

Want to make candles, but don’t know where to start? The workshop covers some basic candle making theory before getting your hands dirty making candles. No previous experience is required just come along and have fun. Topics covered will include: Different types of candle and wax How to safely melt and pour wax. Re-using wax Read more about Candle Making Basics Workshop, 22nd September[…]

Arduino Workshop, 28th September 2013

Arduino is a micro-controller platform designed for ease of use and learning. It allows the creation of electronically controlled projects, whether it be simple blinking lights, a robot or a music generator. This workshop is aimed at beginners. You don’t needs any previous electronics or programming knowledge or experience. Topics covered include: An introduction to Read more about Arduino Workshop, 28th September 2013[…]

Probabalistic Scraping of Plain Text Tables

Recently I have been banging my head trying to import a ton of OCR acquired data expressed in tabular form. I think I have come up with a neat approach using probabilistic reasoning combined with mixed integer programming. The method is pretty robust to all sorts of real world issues. In particular, the method leverages Read more about Probabalistic Scraping of Plain Text Tables[…]