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Learn to Solder with Mitch Altman at Hive13

HIVE13 - Cincinnati's MakerSpace

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

Cincinnati, OH

Learn to Solder with Mitch Altman at Hive13

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Mitch Altman and Jimmie P. Rodgers are coming to Cincinnati and HIVE13 this August 17 and 18. We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting one of their famous “learn to solder” workshops!

They will be the featured guest speakers at our regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 17 and their solder workshop is at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 18. Both events are at Cincinnati's Hive13 at 2929 Spring Grove Ave.

Best of all, the meeting and workshop are FREE! You just pay the cost of any workshop materials, $10-30 depending on which kit you choose! Mitch and Jimmie have taught thousands of people to solder and make cool things at their workshops all around the world. They can teach you, too!

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. It’s fun and easy! You can learn to make something and take it home with you!

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.

Mitch Altman is the San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for co-founding 3ware, his pioneering work in Virtual Reality at VPL Research and inventing TV-B-Gone. He is also President and CTO of Cornfield Electronics.

Jimmie Rodgers is a full time hacker, maker and circuit bender, from the Boston area. He designs open source hardware kits, teaches a variety of workshops, and gives talks on related topics that interest. He currently sells three kits. The Open Heart v2.0 is a LED array that you can easily create animations for. The Atari Punk Console is a simple and fun sound generator. The LoL Shield is an Arduino shield with lots of LEDs on it. Check out the kits section for more information.


UPDATE:  If you can bring your own tools that would be very helpful since Hive13 can only provide so many.  Participants will need a soldering iron, a wire snippers, a wire stripper, some solder and a helping hands.  Hive13 will have a few of each of those, but the more people that bring their own means the fewer people that have to share tools.  The class is free but if you'd like to make a donation we would appreciate it.  We would like to be able to invest in a few more tools so we can have workshops like this again and again.

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HIVE13 - Cincinnati's MakerSpace
2929 Spring Grove Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45225

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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HIVE13 - Cincinnati's MakerSpace

MakerSpaces (a.k.a. HackerSpaces) are community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects - like art, hardware, electronics, robotics, and fashion. HIVE13 is also a place to learn, work, teach, and collaborate on technologies, art, music, and community.

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