I’m about to leave Newcastle, where the UK Maker Faire was lots of
fun! Hundreds of people made things at the Hardware Hacking Area that
me and Jimmie and Ken set up, and well more than half of them had
never made anything before and learned to solder.
Me and Jimmie will be heading to Manchester tomorrow, for two
workshops at MadLab on Thursday, the 18th. One workshop from 14h to
17h, the other from 19h to 22h.
Please come by if you want to make a cool project to take home with
you. Please come by if you want to learn to solder better in the
community of lots of nice, friendly geeks.
Most of the projects we’ll have parts for are listed on my website (TV-
B-Gones, Trippy RGB Waves, Brain Machines, Mignonette Games, Arduino
kits, and lots more):
(“maker faire” tab)
and Jimmie’s website (Open Heart, LOL Shields, Atari Punk Consoles):
If you have a solder iron and/or wire cutters, please bring them. But
don’t worry if you don’t have any tools – we will have everything you
need to play with electronics and learn to solder and have a very
enjoyable time. Anyone and everyone can learn this stuff. And
everyone is welcome!