I’m way fine with a joint workshop. The more the merrier. And if
we can attract people who’ve never been part of either group, then
more people will get excited about hackerspaces.
I’ve already emailed Dave, at Madlab, but I’ll post info here, too.
I don’t have my dates set yet, but here’s what I have so far:
* 5-March – arrive in London from US
* 10-March – workshop at London Hackspace
* 11-March through 16-March – in Newcastle for the Maker
* 28-March – leave London for USSo, any dates that allow for
my travel (probably by train) will work for me.
So, I’m still flexible as to what date. Weekday, or weekend. Think
about what dates will work for you all. The workshop should be
scheduled for 3 or 4 hours, but it is good to have up to 2 hours after
for people who are slower to finish up (and so that we can clean up).
I’ll also need time to set up – 1 to 2 hours is nice. And we should
pick a date/time that will attract more people to hackerdom.
Do you think we can scrounge up solder irons and wire cutters?
Ideally we want one solder iron (with stand and sponge) and one wire
cutter for each participant (but if people need to share, we can make
that work). When I get to UK I’ll try to get as many together as I
Depending on the dates, the two other people helping me set up the
Hardware Hacking Area at the UK Maker Faire may be able to join in on
the traveling workshops: Jimmie Rodgers (<http://
www.jimmieprodgers.com/>, who does the OpenHeart, an Arduino project
using charlieplexing to light up heart-shaped animation sequences on
LEDs; Atari Punk Console, a fun, easy noise-maker; circuit bending),
and Ken Murphy (http://www.blinkybug.com/, who does Blinky Bugs,
which are cute little kits with pipe-cleaners and LEDs that are
incredibly simple and popular; LED Art kits, which are also incredibly
simple, yet beautiful).
If someone could help with finding a place to put me up while in town,
that would be way helpful for me!
Also, if any of you will be at the UK Maker Faire, the London
Hackspace people are organizing a Hackspace meetup on Friday, before
the Faire in Newcastle. Let’s get together!
twitter: @maltman23On Feb 5, 4:59 am, Asa Calow mothers...@asacalow.co.uk wrote:
We’d absolutely love to host both HACman and Mitch at the Madlab
Looking at the calendar there are a fair few days free around that
time as well.
On 4 Feb 2010, at 23:48, parag0n para...@ivixor.net wrote:
This sounds very cool, i’m sure we have members who want to come along
and have a go!
We dont currently have our own space, but maybe we could run something
one day / evening in association with madlab. Looking at our
calendar, we have a meeting the wednesday before on the 10th March (or
we can run it as a special event if your travel plans dont sync up
On Feb 4, 10:00 pm, Mitch noisebridg...@gmail.com wrote:
My name is Mitch Altman. I’m most well known for making TV-B-Gone (a
keychain that turns off TVs in public places), but am also the co-
founder of Noisebridge, a really cool San Francisco hackerspace
I’ll be in the UK to set up a Hardware Hacking Area at the UK Maker
Faire next month (March 13 & 14). Following the Maker Faire, while
I’m in the UK I was thinking it would be really cool (since I love
doing this) to do my workshop about How To Make Cool Things With
Microcontrollers at as many hackerspaces as I can. I’ve done this
workshop for lots of hackerspaces around the world, and it is a
fun way to get more people excited about a space.
At the workshop I show off lots of easy microcontroller projects that
anyone can make and take home, even if they’ve never made anything
ever before. I can teach this stuff to anyone. And I can also teach
anyone to solder – I’ve taught thousands! I carry all the parts for
all of the projects. My time is free. I only ask that people pay
the cost of the parts. (If I brake even on my workshops, I’m happy
I only do it because I love it.)
Would this be something cool for HACMan?
I’m putting together my travel plans over the next several days, so
you think this would be worthwhile for HACMan during March, please
back to me somewhat soon. Here’s my email address:
mitch AT CornfieldElectronics DOT com
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