Mitch Altman Microcontroller/Soldering Session August 29th 3pm!

Mitch Altman will be in Madison on August 29th and will be giving one of his famous workshops for Sector67 on the UW Engineering Campus. Mitch has taught thousands of people to solder and make cool things with microcontrollers at his workshops at hacker spaces and hacker conferences and schools almost everywhere. He can teach you, too, if you like.

If you have ever had any curiosity about making something with electronics, then please join us. Anyone and everyone can learn to make cool things. And it’s fun. And easy! You can learn to make something cool with electronics in one workshop, and take your cool project home with you!  We’ll provide all the equipment and instruction.


*What*: Make Cool Things With Microcontrollers! workshop.
*Where*: Sector67, 1500 Engineering Dr, Discovery Center (basement).
*When*: 3pm-~7pm, 29-August, Sunday. (It is totally OK to come late.) Stay as little or as long as you like. Most projects take about 1 to 2 hours.
*Who*: It is fun to make things in the friendly community of Sector67. Come join us. All skill levels. Everyone is welcome.
*Cost*: Instruction is Free! If you use any kits, reimbursment for kit price is about $10 to $20, depending on kit. There will be plenty of cool kits available to build, including:

TV-B-Gone (turn off TVs in public places!)
Brain Machine (Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!)
LEDcube (cool cube of blinky lights!)
Mignonette Game (play fun games!)
Trippy RGB Waves (interactive colored blinky lights!)
MiniPOV (more cool blinky lights!)
MintyBoost (charge your USB enabled gadgets!)

and for the more advanced:
microcontroller programmers (program all your AVR family chips!), Arduino clones (make just about anything!), and more.

More info on most of most of these projects is available on Mitch’s website: http://www.CornfieldElectronics.com (click on the “maker faire” tab). If you have your own project, please bring it by and make it with us!

Thank you NYC Resistor for the announcement text ;-)
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3 comments on “Mitch Altman Microcontroller/Soldering Session August 29th 3pm!
  1. Glen Dunne says:

    Thanks for holding this class. Electronics have always intrigued me. I’d love to learn how to solder or at least what end of the iron to hold.

  2. Matt Elder says:

    I make plans to be out of town for the weekend, and what happens? BarCamp Madison on Saturday, and this on Sunday. *grump grump mope*

    This looks awesome, I’d love to come. If anything like this happens again, I’ll be there all excited and eager.

  3. larry says:

    Mitch did a fantastic job of teaching basic electronics, kit building, and soldering. His has such a smooth humorous teaching style that really kept everyone’s interest. It was great to see the families that came and worked together on building TV B Gone’s or some of the other blinky kits.

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