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Hack-Aid Belfast
Type of Workshop
Start 2011/10/8 (iCal)
End 2011/10/9
Homepage: Facebook Event
Venue: QUB Students Union
City: Belfast
State: Antrim
Country: UK
Min Cost: £5"£" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

In association with QUESTS, Dragonslayers, Belfast Hackerspace is running another 24 hour event of hackery madness.

Of course, there will also be hacking challenges and electronics projects to keep you all entertained between throwing stuff around!


Main Hackerspace Wiki

Main Dragonslayers Event

Event Facebook Please RSVP so we can get rough numbers


Please Read This

This event is a QUESTS event, i.e a QUB Society. We love having people who can float in and out, but the fact is that the only way we can get funding to start growing is from the university (and from you guys), and to do that we need to get more strict about membership fees.

The reason we can run this event is with the kind cooperation of QUB DragonSlayers. Our arrangement with them is that members of QUESTS can get into the DS24 event and vice versa for the same member rate of £5.

To be able to take advantage of that price you must be a current, signed up, member of QUESTS Which means:

  • £3 for QUB Students
  • £5 for Associates (Non-QUB)

Bringing our 'show up on the day' totals to:

  • £8 for QUB Students
  • £10 for Associates (Non-QUB)

After which all subsequent events you attend will be at the lowest possible rate, regardless of whether you are QUB or not.

If this is not clear ahead of time, please ask --Bolster 16:13, 5 October 2011 (CEST)

Project Ideas[edit]

Mendeley API Experiments[edit]

--Bolster 13:41, 5 October 2011 (CEST) Going to have a play with the Mendeley Academic Referencing API, with a hope to develop a 'dependency graph' for academic papers

Ludum Dare - Games Programming[edit]

--Thegrieve 14:18, 5 October 2011 (CEST) I'll be working on my October Challenge project, "Landlocked", a tile-based puzzler in AS3 with Flashpunk. The October Challenge is an extension of the typical Ludum Dare competition, where participants are encouraged to make the leap from Hobbyist to Professional, by completing a game over a month, taking it to market and earning at least $1.

Ericsson Widget Awards[edit]

Linkage Competition to develop Mobile Widgets for Opera Mobile SDK 15000 EUR prize Requires registration

Inspiration from the Global Hackathon Challenges?[edit]


International Hackathon[edit]

Unfortunately we miss it this time around.


  • Development of a weather balloon / rocket based remote camera (similar to this [1]) - Bolster
    • Android App + Casing?
    • Testing after the event?

Android App Development[edit]

Michael Allen - I worked on the NI Rail Android app and would be up for hackathoning an Android app with anyone who'd be interested. We can brainstorm at the event and pick the best idea.


  • Android Tablet Manga Reader (no decent ones in my opinion)
  • Bus Times
  • add more please

If you want to add anything here, go ahead!

Recreational Ideas[edit]

Minecraft 404 Survival Challenge[edit]




--Bolster 13:41, 5 October 2011 (CEST)

  • 2x Cisco Catalyst Switches
  • My Desktop
  • Laptop
  • 2x Routers (at least)
  • Electronics Kit with lost of little components + Breadboard + Soldering Iron
  • 1x4 gang pwr
  • 1x8 gang pwr
  • 1x~4m extension lead
  • Range of Ethernet Cables (not all that long)

--Thegrieve 14:22, 5 October 2011 (CEST)

  • Desktop
  • Laptop
  • 1xReasonably lengthy cat5
  • Multiple shorter cat5
  • 1xDD-WRT router
  • 1x4 gang pwr
  • 1x10 gang pwr

Would Like[edit]