Quantum Code Club

The Quantum Code Club is the junior section of the Quantum Amateur Radio & Technology Society. It is designed for youngsters aged 9 to 16 and caters for everyone with an interest in; amateur radio, electronics and computing coding, making and crafting. Meetings We meet twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursday of month when we undertake various practical electronics and computer coding tasks. We have a high ratio of support staff to youngsters and try and aim for one colleague to look after no more than two members throughout the evening. This enables us to support our members and give them as much help as possible. Safe and secure environment Our meetings are held at a local church and are run in accordance with their safeguarding policies and practices. We are also affiliated to the Raspberry Pi Foundation's Code Club and CoderDojo and we have committed to adopting and implementing their safeguarding policies and practices too. All of our support staff have undergone safeguarding training with the Code Club and...
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Quantum Technology Club

The Quantum Technology Club is the senior section of the Quantum Amateur Radio & Technology Society. It is designed for folks aged 16+ and caters for everyone with an interest in; amateur radio, electronics, computing, making and crafting. Meetings We meet twice a month, on the first and third Thursday of month and enjoy practical hands-on sessions, visiting speakers and talks, and a general opportunity to explore, experiment and showcase new technology and skills. Activities We arrange lots of activities for everyone to take part in and enjoy. To-date we have attended and exhibited the Liverpool MakeFest, Norbreck Amateur Radio Rally, supported events at the local library in Ormskirk with fun activities for people to have a go at, run amateur radio special event stations to promote Lancashire Day, SOS Radio Week (supporting the work of the RNLI) and had a weekend away in the Lake District to promote the work of William Preece in Coniston in the development of communications. Quantum Technology Club Membership We...
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PCB Design with EasyEDA

PCB Design with EasyEDA

EasyEDA is an easy-to-use, yet powerful, printed circuit board (PCB) design tool that comes in two variants - desktop and on-line. To-date its producer claims that more than two-and-a-half million designs have been produced by the software; and counting. The software features more than 1 million components and allows you to create create your own, or import libraries that other users have created. Furthermore, there are thousands of ready built projects that you can access as a starting point for your own projects. One of our members, Rob, gave a really interesting talk and demonstration of the software in action at our meeting on the 7th November. You can view his presentation and some useful links using Adobe's Acrobat Reader. ...
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YOTA 2017 support from Quantum Technology Club member

YOTA 2017 support from Quantum Technology Club member

Rebecca Hughes (amateur radio callsign M6BUB) is an active member of the Quantum Technology Club. However, she is also a member of the Radio Society of Great Britain's (RSGB's) Youth Committee. One of the their main focuses for the last eighteen months has been the organisation of this years Youngsters on the Air 2017 (YOTA 2017) event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TfRVgAp2gU YOTA an annual event YOTA is as annual event which young licensed amateur radio operators from throughout Region 1 (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Northern Asia) attend for a summer camp in a different country each year. This year it is the UK's turn to host the event and the RSGB's Youth Committee has played a major role in organising activities for the young folk to enjoy. YOTA a multinational and multicultural event In previous year YOTA has been held in Austria, Belgium & the Netherlands, Estonia, Finland and Italy. This year 80 young people will attend from 30 countries, including one group from as far afield as...
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Liverpool Makefest 2017

Liverpool Makefest 2017

The maker movement is a growing community of folk who like to invent, design and tinker with all forms of technology and Liverpool Makefest is the north west's biggest maker event. Liverpool Makefest showcases hundreds of makers This year saw hundreds of people visit Liverpool's Central Library and more than 200 makers to experience live science experiments, get hands on with amazing technology, have a go at fun crafts, get close up with the latest inventions and have a play with gadgets that might just be the next big thing. Quantum Technology Club at Liverpool Makefest These makers varied from individuals, to clubs, businesses and education establishments. One of those in attendance was our very own Quantum Technology Club who was showcasing everything wireless and some projects that our members had recently built. On display were... A live amateur radio station capable of communicating with other licensed amateur radio stations around the world and out in to space. The ever-popular Morse Code (CW) demonstration where visitors...
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Quantum Technology Club promote RSGB’s YOTA 2017

Quantum Technology Club promote RSGB’s YOTA 2017

Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) is an initiative of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) for Region 1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Northern Asia) that is designed to encourage youngster to become active in amateur radio. Main YOTA activities Each year, in December, the IARU runs YOTA Month during which amateur radio clubs throughout the region lay on activities to demonstrate amateur radio to young people and get them involved in a practical hands-on way. During the summer an International Summer Camp is organised which sees teams of five/six young licensed amateur radio operators from each country in the region gather together to have a week of fun, learning and experimenting with amateur radio related technologies. YOTA 2017 International Summer camp This year the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) is hosting and organising YOTA 2017, the IARU's International Summer Camp, at the national Scouts headquarters at Gilwell Park, London, from the 5th to the 12th of August. In the run up to the event...
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MagPi Issue 56 now available

MagPi Issue 56 now available

MagPi is the official Raspberry Pi magazine and the latest edition, for April 2017 (issue 56), has just been released . This highly popular magazine is now available to buy in the high street, or download, free-of-charge, from the MagPi web site. Great news - Raspberry Pi beats Commodore 64 The April edition includes the fabulous news that the Raspberry Pi has beaten the Commodore 64 to become the world's third best-selling computer of all time, behind the Mac and PC. MagPi contents Other interesting articles include a review of all operating systems (OS') available for the Pi and no less than nine tutorials for practicals that will be of interest to beginners and experts alike. Quantum Technology Club - highlighted event Best of all, on page 91 you will see the Quantum Technology Club proudly displayed as a highlighted event on the Jam Heat Map, a visual representation of all the technology-based clubs that will be having meetings during April....
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First night of the Quantum Technology Club

First night of the Quantum Technology Club

The Quantum Technology Club, based at Cottage Lane Mission in Ormskirk, held its first ever meeting last night. The organisers, the Quantum Amateur Radio & Technology Society (QuARTS) said they were extremely happy with the turn-out, twenty five fold turned up and thirteen of them signed up for membership on the spot. Those present enjoyed a hands-on introduction to the Raspberry Pi, presented by Derek (G7LFC), and a few other mini-talks on various subjects. Whilst enjoying the free refreshments and slices of Pizza, the raffle draw took place which saw Barry (G4HDU) win the star prize of a new HF/VHF VSWR meter very kindly presented to the club mt by one of the UK's largest amateur radio dealers, Martin Lynch. Images from the night We did take some photographs of the evening but, to be honest, we were all too busy enjoying the evening... " order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] About the Quantum Technology Club The Quantum Technology Club has been set up so that folk who are...
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Raspberry Pi Five Years Old

Raspberry Pi Five Years Old

The Raspberry Pi is five years old - that's a long time in the history of IT and the Raspberry Pi continues to go from strength to strength; a testament to the original design philosophy and continued development. So, what's being going on with the Raspberry Pi... https://www.youtube.com/embed/wivyPH4AF1Q?ecver=1...
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New Raspberry Pi launched

New Raspberry Pi launched

The Raspberry Foundation keep us well entertained as we guess what the next new product will be and, given that it's only five years since the original Raspberry Pi was launched, they'd done an amazing job of keeping the product line relevant and up-to-date. So what's new today? On the Raspberry Pi's fifth birthday they've launched the new Raspberry Pi Zero W which adds built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth adapters. The original Raspberry Pi caused controversy when it was attached as a cover-mounted freebie to a copy of Magpie and it sold out in hours; some folk were reported purchasing a shop's whole order of the magazine and then selling them at inflated prices on the Internet. Regular purchasers of the magazine were not happy as their collection is now one magazine short of a full set. Since then it's been extremely difficult to get hold of the Raspberry Pi Zero and many retailers have limited sales to one per person in order to...
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