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Mitch Altman workshop


Friday, May 3, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (BST)

Mitch Altman workshop

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Mitch Altman is in town on Friday May 3, and will be giving one of his famous workshops at MadLab! Mitch has taught thousands of people to solder and make cool things with microcontrollers - at workshops, hacker spaces, hacker conferences and schools.

He can teach you, too, if you like. Mitch Altman Hackday

If you’ve ever been curious about making something with electronics, then please join us.

Anyone and everyone can learn to make cool things.And it’s fun. And easy. And may involve turning of TVs in the Arndale Centre*. You can learn to make something cool with electronics in one workshop, and take your cool project home with you!

It is totally OK to come late. Stay as little or as long as you like. Most projects take about 1 to 2 hours.

Come join us!

All skill levels. Everyone is welcome. Children will need to bring an adult friend. Kits will be available to buy on the day and cost between £10 and £20 (see full list below). 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 coloured blinky lights!)
  • MiniPOV (more cool blinky lights!)
  • MintyBoost (charge your USB enabled gadgets!)
  • Microcontroller programmers (programme all your AVR family chips!)

More info on most of most of these projects is available here.

If you have your own project, please bring it and make it with us at MadLab.

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 Hacker-Con and back again, sharing his love of electronics.

Here are some photos from the last time Mitch was at MadLab.

* MadLab is very responsible and does not condone this sort of irresponsible behavior

The £2 tickets fee goes towards running MadLab. Mitch is donating his expertise for free.

Have questions about Mitch Altman workshop? Contact MadLab

When & Where

Manchester Digital Laboratory
36-40 Edge St
M4 1HN Manchester
United Kingdom

Friday, May 3, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (BST)

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Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) is a grassroots innovation organisation, based in Manchester UK. Our primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.


We support a diverse range of communities and activities – from monthly meetups and courses through to public experimentation with new & emerging technologies, and collaborating with others to deliver new, interesting and exciting projects.


Our courses are learning for doers. Every one of our courses, whether it's electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic. Bring your curiosity and a little bit of imagination, and we'll amaze you with what you can do!


Our main base of operations is a three-storey, 3000 square foot Industrial Revolution-era former weavers’ cottage centrally located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. We are less than ten minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations, and just two minutes walk from the Arndale Shopping Centre. For directions, please see our website: http://madlab.org.uk/find-us/

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