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Mitch Altman Workshop & Ye Olde Hack Day Review.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

TV-B-Gone soldered circuit boards and decapitated doll’s head automata. Some may call this mischievous, but here at MadLab we call it creative inventive FUN!

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The weekend of the 2rd May saw MadLab host three innovative tutors who travelled from as far as sunny America to ‘sunny’ Manchester to lead workshops in soldering and automata creation, Victorian style! Both events were highly attended and culminated with a collection of extremely happy participants, and a rather messy MadLab!

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Mitch Altman workshop at MadLab

Saturday, March 16th, 2013
Mitch is back!

Mitch is back!

Title: Mitch Altman workshop at MadLab
Location: MadLab
Description: Solder cool stuff! Make things!
Date: 03-05-2013
Start Time: 14:00
End Time: 18:00
Booking: Tickets are £2 (which goes towards running MadLab). Mitch is donating his expertise for free.

 

Mitch Altman is in town on Friday May 3, and will be giving one of his famous workshops at MadLab! Mitch has taught thousands of people to solder and make cool things with microcontrollers – at workshops, hacker spaces, hacker conferences and schools.

He can teach you, too, if you like.

Mitch Altman Hackday

If you’ve ever been curious about making something with electronics, then please join us.

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, and take your cool project home with you!

It is totally OK to come late. Stay as little or as long as you like. Most projects take about 1 to 2 hours.

Come join us!

All skill levels. Everyone is welcome. Children will need to bring an adult friend.
Kits will be available to buy on the day and cost between £10 and £20 (see full list below).

There will be plenty of cool kits available to build, including:

  • 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 (more cool blinky lights!)
  • MintyBoost (charge your USB enabled gadgets!)
  • Microcontroller programmers (programme all your AVR family chips!)

More info on most of most of these projects is available here.

If you have your own project, please bring it and make it with us at MadLab.

Mitch is the 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.

Here are some photos from the last time Mitch was at MadLab.

* MadLab is very responsible and does not condone this sort of irresponsible behavior