Title: Build cool kits with Mitch Altman
Location: MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, M4 1HN
Start Time: 13:00
End Time: 17:00
Mitch Altman is back and we’re running one of his famous workshops: Making (Various) Cool Kits. Mitch has taught thousands of people to solder and make cool things with microcontrollers – at workshops, hacker spaces, hacker conferences and schools. If you’ve ever been curious about electronics, this is the workshop for you.
Anyone and everyone can learn to make cool things. And it’s fun. And easy. And may involve turning off TVs in the Arndale Centre*. You can learn to make something cool with electronics in one workshop, then you get to take your project home with you!
It is totally OK to come late. Stay as little or as long as you like. Most projects take between 1 and 2 hours.
Come and Join us
You don’t need to know anything about electronics, there’s no requirement to bring complicated kit or know which end of a soldering iron is which (although we will make sure you know that by the end of the session). All ages are welcome, children please make sure you’ve remembered to bring an adult with you.
Mitch brings lots of kits with him which cost between £10 and £20 each:
- TV-B-Gone (turn off TVs in public places!)
- Brain Machine (meditate, hallucinate, and Trip Out!)
- LEDcube (cool cube of blinky lights!)
- Mignonette Game (play fun games!)
- Trippy RGB Waves (interactive coloured blinky lights!)
- MiniPOV (write messages in the air!)
- MintyBoost (charge your USB enabled gadgets!)
- Microcontroller programmers (programme all your AVR family chips!)
But who is Mitch?
If you’re not already an active member of the geek scene you might not have heard of Mitch. He’s brains behind Cornfield Electronics, and one of the co-founders of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco. Mitch is best known as the inventor of TV-B-Gone, but his list of great hacks and cool electronics includes a lot of other great projects. When he is not at Noisebridge building awesome and amazing things, he is on the road from hackerspace to Hacker-Con and back again, sharing his love of electronics.
You can also check Mitch’s TEDx talk here: The Hackerspace Movement: Mitch Altman at TEDxBrussels
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