Posts Tagged ‘workshop’

Graphic Novel Group : Parker the Hunter

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

This month’s fantastic Madlab Graphic Novel Group discussed the adaptation of Parker the Hunter, originally adapted from the noir classic crime novel of the same name by Donald E. Westlake.


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Shareable Music Night

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

On Saturday 5th March, Madlab played host to a Shareable Music Night. This rather interesting event was partly an opportunity to investigate and discuss the shareable music scene, and partly an opportunity to share and discover new music. Or, in other words, we broke up our discussion with sound system interludes. I might make this a mandatory feature of any other discussion/presentation I attend in future.

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Geeks Talk Sexy: The Other Half of the Population

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

We said geeks talk sexy would be back bigger and better… and it certainly was.

This time we focused on the other half of the population (woman) and the focus paid off greatly.

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Girl Geek Afternoon Tea – Robots & Art

Thursday, May 6th, 2010
Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Girl Geek Afternoon Tea

Title: Girl Geek Afternoon Tea – Robots & Art
Location: MadLab
Description: Girl Geek Dinner has got a little sister – Girl Geek Afternoon Tea!
Start Time: 14:00
Date: 2010-05-23
End Time: 16:30

Cost: £4 for parts, ink, paper… – please bring along on the day!

Girls, book your tickets here.

Who:
Girl Geeks, bring along anyone you like! Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues… who might be interested in doing some techy stuff… Even boys can come if you want to bring them as your date!
1 ticket means 1 robot – if you want to work in teams, only 1 person has to get a ticket, just bring the other one along without a ticket!! (We’ve got parts for 20 bots).
What:
In this workshop we’ll build (drum roll) ROBOTS!! Yesss, we’re teaming up with the HacMan boys for a “Ms HacMan” themed Girl Geek Afternoon Tea. We’re going to build so-called BrushBots from random bits and bobs, make them drive around, and probably take over the world at some point. There’s no previous knowledge needed, it’s going to be very basic, so don’t worry if you’ve never built anything like that before. There will be enough people from HacMan around to help out when you’re stuck.
After building the little BrushBots, we’re going to let them drive around on paper sprayed with ink, to create something like this [1]:
Can I say AWESOME!!
The GGAT workshops are normally free, but since we had to buy parts for the BrushBots, we’re asking for a £4 contribution this time to cover the costs.
Bring along…?
£4 contribution for parts (you get to take the brushbot and painting home of course!)
Some old clothes that you don’t mind getting covered in ink
Your favourite mug!
Your favourite biscuits, cupcakes, tea, coffee (we’ll have the basics, but in case you fancy something slightly more interesting… :)
Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues… who might be interested in doing some techy stuff.
IMPORTANT!!!
We’re going to work with ink & paints, so it’s quite likely to get MESSY. PLEASE: Wear clothes (including shoes) that you don’t mind getting stains on, we’re not responsible for any ink-induced damages on your outfit! :)
Many thanks again to Madlab for letting us use their space & giant teapot! Check www.madlab.org.uk for more information & directions.
The event is completely not-for-profit and there will be only charges for the bots (which you then get to take home) – however, MadLab would be very happy to get a few donations (for the official MadLab donation cat) to keep the space running! There’s also a “Donate via PayPal” link on the MadLab page.
[1] http://artdesignwhatever.com/ArtDesignWhatever/BrushBots.html

Who

Girl Geeks, bring along anyone you like! Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues… who might be interested in doing some techy stuff… Even boys can come if you want to bring them as your date!

1 ticket means 1 robot – if you want to work in teams, only 1 person has to get a ticket, just bring the other one along without a ticket!! (We’ve got parts for 20 bots).

What

In this workshop we’ll build (drum roll) ROBOTS!! Yesss, we’re teaming up with the HacMan boys for a “Ms HacMan” themed Girl Geek Afternoon Tea. We’re going to build so-called BrushBots from random bits and bobs, make them drive around, and probably take over the world at some point. There’s no previous knowledge needed, it’s going to be very basic, so don’t worry if you’ve never built anything like that before. There will be enough people from HacMan around to help out when you’re stuck.

After building the little BrushBots, we’re going to let them drive around on paper sprayed with ink, to create something like this [1]:

Brush Bot Van Gogh

Brush Bot Van Gogh

Can I say AWESOME!!

The GGAT workshops are normally free, but since we had to buy parts for the BrushBots, we’re asking for a £4 contribution this time to cover the costs.

Bring along…?

£4 contribution for parts (you get to take the brushbot and painting home of course!)

Some old clothes that you don’t mind getting covered in ink

Your favourite mug!

Your favourite biscuits, cupcakes, tea, coffee (we’ll have the basics, but in case you fancy something slightly more interesting… :)

Your friends, sisters, mums, cousins, daughters, colleagues… who might be interested in doing some techy stuff.

IMPORTANT!!!

We’re going to work with ink & paints, so it’s quite likely to get MESSY. PLEASE: Wear clothes (including shoes) that you don’t mind getting stains on, we’re not responsible for any ink-induced damages on your outfit! :)

Many thanks again to Madlab for letting us use their space & giant teapot!

The event is completely not-for-profit and there will be only charges for the bots (which you then get to take home) – however, MadLab would be very happy to get a few donations (for the official MadLab donation cat) to keep the space running!

[1] http://artdesignwhatever.com/ArtDesignWhatever/BrushBots.html

Robot Hack Day

Monday, September 21st, 2009
Robot Hackday

Robot Hackday

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. This event is part of the Walking With Robots series at Manchester Science Festival.

Don’t worry if your robot building skills are not up to scratch, we have experts to guide your robots.

Ben from VoidNoise, Adrian from Howduino, and Aaron from Oomlout will be there throughout the day to give you a hand.

In the meantime, if you want a more information why don’t you take a look at our wiki?

Title: Robot Hack Day
Venue: Madlab
Start Time: 10:00
Date: 2009-10-24
End Time: 16:00
Format: Workshop/Hands-on activity
Audience: Adults, teenagers and families 11+
Cost and Booking info: Free. You can stay as long/ short as you like on the day. Booking required. Book online
Theme: Bright ideas
Organised by: Walking With Robots, Manchester Science Festival