Building on the last session where we got Amazon’s Alexa voice activation service running on a Raspberry Pi computer, we’ll be looking to control some outputs on the Raspberry Pi (maybe a light to start with) as the basis for voice activated home automation projects, in anticipation for our Assisted Living Hackathon on the 5th and 6th of May (sign up link coming soon). But, as usual, if you have an idea and need some help figuring out where to get started or what creative technologies might help bring the idea to life. Maybe you just want to bounce your idea off someone else? Drop in to the Dun Laoghaire LexIcon Lab where our Creative Technology Curator, Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, other “makers” and members of the community will be there and keen to help out. We want you to help make the LexIcon Lab a place where the future’s in the making. See more at: http://libraries.dlrcoco.ie/events-and-news/event-calendar/drop-maker-evenings There will be some Arduino and Raspberry Pi kit available to play with at the event. We are going to host a “Hackathon” on Assisted Living in May, so come along to our maker evenings or get trained up in the basics at our beginner courses so that we can get your skills honed for what we hope will be a fun and exciting “Hackathon”. Don’t worry if you can’t turn up at 6pm, you can turn up at any point during the session to either see what others are working on or if you have a question/project you need help with.