Learn to Solder with Mitch Altman and Jimmie Rogers
Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Mitch Altman is in back in the UK on the pre-Maker Faire UK hacker space tour and will be coming for the first time to DoES Liverpool to give another of his famous soldering workshops, this time with Jimmie Rogers. Mitch and Jimme have taught tens of thousands of people to solder at hacker spaces, conferences and schools almost everywhere. They 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!
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!)
- LOL (lots of LEDs) shield for Arduino
- and more.
More info on most of most of these projects is available on Mitch’s website: cornfieldelectronics.com
And some of Jimmie's kits are on his site: jimmieprodgers.com
Mitch is the brains behind Cornfield Electronics, and one of the co-founders of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco. Mitch is best known as the inventor of TV-B-Gone, but his list of great hacks and cool electronics includes a lot of other great projects. When he is not at Noisebridge building awesome and amazing things, he is on the road from hackerspace to convention and back again, sharing his love of electronics.
Jimmie Rodgers is a full time hacker, maker, artist, musician, circuitbender, etc. He designs open source hardware kits, as well as teaching a variety of workshops, and gives talks on topics that interest him. Basically he travels the world, and do/make/teach anything he has interest in.
But the ticket is free, how much does this cost really?
Tickets to the event are free, you'll choose your kit when you arrive and pay Mitch and Jimmie directly for what you make. Tuition is absolutely free, you just pay for your learn to solder component kit. Prices range from £10-£15 for most kits, £20 for some larger ones and £35 for the biggest (an arduino compatible project)