Last week’s workshop was great fun despite the dreary weather! Mitch Altman, (inventor of TV-B-Gone, and co-founder of Noisebridge) and Jimmie P Rodgers (circuit bender and purveyor of Atari Punk Consoles, LED hearts and LoL shields) joined us at SteamShift HQ in Eastleigh to put on a workshop excitingly titled “How To Make Cool Things with Microcontrollers!”
Mitch gave a great introduction to microcontrollers, and entertained everyone with, among other tales, his experiences in the US, recounting how he left his job in Silicone Valley and got into hardware hacking, and amusingly how the Noisebridge hackerspace is insured somewhere under the category of “Artistic Robotics”.
He and Jimmy had a great selection of projects on show and available as kits for hacking; the LoL Shields went down well, around 6 of us opted to build them for our arduinos.
If you’re interested in hardware hacking or learning to solder, why not join the discussions on our google group? If you want to stay up to date with the latest SoutHACKton news the google group is also the place to go!