Saturday 20th March 13:00 to 17:00 at SteamShift HQ, 1 Derby Road, Eastleigh, SO50 5QD.
Mitch Altman, well known for making TV-B-Gone (a keychain that turns off TVs in public places), and also the co-founder of Noisebridge, a really cool San Francisco hackerspace, is coming to Southampton to teach you How To Make Cool Things with Microcontrollers! In Mitch’s words:
You do not need any tools, or any experience to come to the workshop.
The workshop is free (including our time) – we do this because we love teaching people to make things. We ask to be reimbursed for any parts you use from us. Cost of the parts is between £5 and £20, depending on the project. It is totally fine to bring your own parts and projects for the workshop.
Here is a list of projects that I’ll be bringing; I’ve included the prices for the parts:
Mignonette Game kit @ £20 each – a way fun, way low-resolution hand-held computer console that you can use to create your own games
Trippy RGB Waves kit @ £5 each – waves of colors follow your hand as you wave it over these
TV-B-Gone kit @ £15 each – turn off TVs in public places from up to 50 meter away!
USBtinyISP kit @ £15 each – a programmer for AVR microcontrollers
MiniPOV3 kit @ £15 each – display messages of your choice through the air you wave this through Brain Machine @ £15 each – hallucinate beautiful colors and patterns while you drift off into fabulous meditation
MintyBoost kit @ £15 each – with 2 AA batteries you can charge anything with a USB charging input (such as an iPhone)
Drawdio @£15 each – fun and annoying noiseamaker that changes noise as you draw on paper
LEDcube @ £15 each – 3x3x3 cube of LEDs with animated sequence
DC BoArduino kit @ £15 each – Arduino clone kit
FTDI cable @ £15 each – this is not a kit – it is required to communicate with the BoArduino (and many other open-source projects)
TripGlasses @ £25 each – this is not a kit – it is a ready-made version of the Brain Machine (hallucinate beautiful colors and patterns while meditating!)
EU TV-B-Gone @ £15 each – this is not a kit – it is the ready-made keychain to turn off TVs in public places (with a stealthy batman-like look)
NA TV-B-Gone Pro SHP @ £30 each – this is not a kit – it is a ready-made version, the size of an mp3 player, that turns off TVs in public from up to 150 meter away! One model for the entire world! Comes with built-in rechargeable batteries and a charger
Info on most of the above is available on my website: http://www.CornfieldElectronics.com “maker faire” tab
Jimmie will be bringing Open Heart kits, LOL Shield kits, Atari Punk Console kits, and some cool circuit bending stuff. Jimmie’s website gives more info on his projects that he’ll be bringing: http://jimmieprodgers.com/
More details can be found on the groups - please let us know if you intend to attend.