Posts Tagged ‘Hack Day’

OpenEnergyMonitor Build day

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Carbon Co-op Community Renewables Finance School

Carbon Co-op Community Renewables Finance School

Title: OpenEnergyMonitor Build day
Location: MadLab
Date: 20-04-2013
Start time: 10:00
End Time: 18:00
Booking: Sign up here






To get involved in Ecohome Labs meet ups it is highly recommended you have an OpenEnergyMonitor. These monitors need to be built and programmed and for anyone a little nervous about doing that on their own we’ll be running a special, supervised build session.

No experience of soldering is required but the day will be focused and intensive and people new to this are advised to attend the launch event the night before.

There are three options to get hold of the kit:
1. Build one to keep! Carbon Co­op can supply OpenEnergyMonitorsat a discounted price of £100 for members. Not a member? Click here to join.
2. Buy one direct from OpenEnergyMonitor, approx price £200, all the kit you need for the day is listed here:­your­own­home­monitoring­system
3. Carbon Co­op will supply you with the kit but once assembled it will be used by other Carbon Co­op members as part of other ongoing projects.

RSVP as spaces are limited, including a comment on whether you are bringing a kit or whether you want one from Carbon Co-op.

If there is sufficient demand we’ll consider running more build days in future.


Robot Hackday 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012


Title: Robot Hackday 2012
Location: MadLab
Description: Bring your old electronic junk and toys down to Madlab. Take them apart and put them back together again as… robots!
Date: 27-10-2012
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 16:00
Booking: Essential, places are limited 




It’s that time of year again!
MadLab will be hosting our famous annual Robot Hackday during the Manchester Science Festival 2011.

Bring your old electronic junk and toys down to MadLab. Take them apart and put them back together again as… robots! Work on your own or team up with others – there will be prizes at the end of the day for the best entries.

Don’t worry if your robot building skills are not up to scratch, we have experts to guide you in this hands-on workshop.

Experts on hand to help out during the day include HACManAdrian McEwen and others so don’t be shy. Get thinking creatively and we hope to see you there!

Here are some photos from past Robot Hackdays in 20112010 & 2009 to get you inspired in the meantime.