The finest way to get introduced to electronics

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The finest way to get introduced to electronics
From 2012/11/30 20:00 to 2012/11/30 23:59:59
Presenters (1):
Mitch Altman
Attendees (5):
P. Janssens, M. Janssens, Alexander, DasRakel, Joost
Whitespace Blekerijstraat 75, Gent, Belgium
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Costs 5 eur


«Noisebridge style circuit hacking Mondays on Friday.»


Mitch Altman is coming to town, and he'll be giving one of his renowned workshops in 0x20. We'll be doing Circuit Hacking Mondays... on Friday. Word has it it's the perfect way to start the weekend.

Mitch will bring kits you can hack on, or bring your own project if you so wish.

  • All ages, all skill levels.
  • About 2.5 hours
  • Kit prices: 10 eur to 30 eur

About Mitch[edit]

Mitch Altman is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for co-founding 3ware (with J. Peter Herz and Jim MacDonald), his pioneering work in Virtual Reality at VPL Research and inventing TV-B-Gone. He is a prominent member of the Noisebridge hackerspace and he is also President and CTO of Cornfield Electronics.

Mitch is on tour through Europe, and has also recently given a talk on TEDx Brussels.

Noisebridge Soldering Workshop.jpg

What to bring[edit]

If you want to get introduced into electronics, even if you have zero experience, just come along, no need to bring anything. You buy a kit from Mitch and you'll have all the hardware required to make it. And of course awesome support and guidance from Mitch himself.

If you have you're own project you are working on, take it with you and bring it over to work on. Mitch will be happy to look at your project and see if he can help you out with problems you're facing.

If you do have your own preferred soldering iron and related, you are of course very welcome to bring it over. More tools means less waiting to share stuff!


Mitch Altman carries with him a plenty of kits to make cool, practical, intriguing, hackable things that you can bring home after you make it.

A selection:

  • TV-B-Gone (turn off TVs in public places!)
  • Brain Machine (Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!)
  • LOL Shield (Lots Of LEDs!)
  • Mignonette Game (play fun games!)
  • Trippy RGB Waves (interactive blinky lights!)
  • LEDcube (animated 3D cube!)
  • MiniPOV (more cool blinky lights!)
  • MintyBoost (charge your USB enabled gadgets!)
  • Hello My Name Is... badge (Geeky, blinky version!)
  • microcontroller programmers (program all your AVR family chips!)
  • Arduino clones (make just about anything!)
  • Open Heart (animate fun patterns in the shape of a heart!)
  • Atari Punk Console (make cool noise from an Altoids tin!)
  • SMD Badge kit (learn to solder surface mount, and blink!)
  • Blinken Button (learn to solder surface mount and display animation!)
  • Geiger Counter kit (check out the radiation level everywhere!)

And more.

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