• November 03, 2015
    Our Arduino course was massively popular last year and now it’s back for 2016! This year
  • November 20, 2015
    Our new Python course is now up and running! This course will start by introducing you to a
  • November 04, 2015
    On the 5th of February, Ears are hosting an exciting annual event called ScraphEEp!! The idea

Arduino Course Session 2

Arduino Course Session 2

Arduino Course Session 2 Exploring Other Pin Functions Get button input to toggle an LED Analogue Read using a potentiometer Analogue Write to dim an LED Tone to make sounds with a buzzer If you missed our course or would like to follow along with the course online, feel free to watch our Youtube video above. Our Arduino course was originally created by Seb Goscik. The 2015 course is being presented by Matt Isbell and organised by…

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The Shack

The Shack

If you’re looking for a cool place full of fancy electronics equipment and all the components you’ll ever need (if you aren’t one of those people who need some really, really specific components) then today is your lucky day! EARS has its very own place like that and it’s called “The Shack”. The Shack is where all of the magic happens when it comes to electronics or radio and, being the amazingly kind society that we…

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Arduino Course Session 1

Arduino Course Session 1

Arduino Course Session 1 Basic Arduino Introduction What is an Arduino and what can it do? IDE Feature Guide Explanation of Arduino Sketch Structure Basic Programming Constructs   If you missed our course or would like to follow along with the course online, feel free to watch our Youtube video above. Our Arduino course was originally created by Seb Goscik. The 2015 course is being presented by Matt Isbell and organised by Marta Vicaro. The video was…

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EARS ScraphEEp 2016

EARS ScraphEEp 2016

On the 5th of February, Ears are hosting an exciting annual event called ScraphEEp!! The idea of the event is to build a robot using scrap materials and compete with others to complete a task in the best way possible! The following video is ScraphEEp 2015. This challenge, this time, was to transport paper clips across a ravine with a contraption suspended on cables hung above. This  led to a wide variety of designs and varying levels…

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Give it a Go Rocketry

Give it a Go Rocketry

On the 15th November 2015, everyone can give rocketry a go! We’re giving the University of Surrey Students’ Union’s “Give it a Go Week” a proper launch with “Give it a Go Rocketry”. We’ll be offering everyone a chance to try out model rocketry. Everyone is welcome, both members and non members, and the everyone will get one launch free. The day will start at 9am in TB10 (Room 10 of the University’s Teaching Block). We’ll…

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Arduino Course

Arduino Course

Our Arduino course was massively popular last year and now it’s back for 2016! This year the course will be run by Marta Vicaro, our Electronics Officer, and will be taught by our two Arduino gurus, James Marks and Kiran Prinjha. Anyone is welcome to attend the course for a fee of £5 and thanks to generous funding from FEPS we have been able to reduce the course fee for EARS members to be just £3. The…

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EARS Challenge Event Programme

The Schedule for the 2015 EARS Challenge is as follows:   Saturday 19th December 2015 10:00am, Arrive at the University of Surrey and start to form teams. 10:30am, Welcome to The EARS Challenge and presentation of challenges 11:30am, Start Creating 1:30pm, Lunch! Snacks provided throughout the day 8:00pm, Dinner! Snacks provided to allow work through the night   Sunday 20th December 2015 8:00am, Breakfast! More snacks available throughout the morning 1:30pm, Lunch! More Snacks for…

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UKSEDS Radio Workshop

UKSEDS Radio Workshop

  We’re teaming up with UKSEDS to run an Amateur Radio Workshop! On the 14th of November we are helping UKSEDS to run a radio workshop at Cranfield University. The event will run from 10am to 4:30pm and will cover a basic introduction of the theory of radio, radio operation and its application followed by a number of demonstrations and interactive activities. The tickets are £7 and there will be free transport for a limited…

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Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio

The Electronics and Amateur Radio Society was one of the first societies at the University of Surrey. Amateur Radio is one of our core areas of interest and we have been members of the RSGB for 50 years! Our station aka ‘The Shack’ is located on the 5th floor of the AB building. Our antenna stack is located on the roof just above the Shack, which includes several Yagi antennas and a Dipole antenna. In…

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EARS HAB2

EARS HAB2

On the 7th June 2015 EARS travelled to Cambridgeshire to launch a high altitude balloon (HAB). On this occasion our HAB was carrying a payload for a company called Databarracks and for the Surrey Space Center. Databarracks had requested that we fly a Microsoft Server 2003 DVD case to help them commemorate the end of support for the Microsoft product. On behalf of the Surrey Space Center we were carrying a prototype cosmic radiation sensor…

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