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Build Cool Kits & Learn to Solder with Mitch Altman

Sunday 1st May, 1:00pm

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Build Cool Kits with Mitch Altman

1:00pm – 4:00pm at MadLab Salford

Mitch Altman is back and running one of his famous workshops: Build Cool Kits and Learn to Solder. 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!* All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult (accompanying adults do not require their own ticket).

Ticket prices vary depending on which project you choose. The cost covers the kit you’ll be using. MadLab will provide soldering equipment.

Please note this event is being held at MadLab Salford. Address and map can be found below.

Come and join us

You don’t need to know anything about electronics, or which end of a soldering iron is which (although we’ll make sure you know that by the end of the session).

The workshop kits you can choose from are:

  • TV-B-Gone (turn off TVs in public places!) – £16.00
  • Brain Machine (meditate, hallucinate, and Trip Out!) – £16.00
  • Trippy RGB Waves (interactive coloured blinky lights!) – £11.00 each or £16.00 for a pack of two
  • MiniPOV (write messages in the air!) – £16.00
  • MintyBoost (charge your USB enabled gadgets!) – £16.00
  • Drawdio (make music while you draw!) – £16.00
  • LOL Shields (lots of LEDs!) – £16.00
  • Diavolino (a Devilish Arduino-compatible dev board!) – £16.00

But who is Mitch?

Mitch is the brains behind Cornfield Electronics, and one of the co-founders of Noisebridge Hackerspace in San Francisco. He’s 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’s 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 book your tickets directly on our Eventbrite page

Alternatively, if you would like to be invoiced, please contact

Check out the last workshop Mitch did with us at MadLab Salford:

You can also check Mitch’s TEDx talk here:

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

For further details and to see all the events Mitch is running, please see our blog post.

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