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Mitch Altman at Xin Che Jian in Shanghai
Shanghai hackers take note, Mitch Altman will be giving a talk on “Hacking Cool Things with Microcontrollers” on April 17th at 2pm.


Mini Maker Faire at the Hack Factory this Weekend

The Minne-Faire is fast approaching, April 9th, 2011 from Noon-11PM – Please tell your friends! There are going to be 17+ exhibitors, music, and maybe some fun outdoor activities! (Water rockets anyone?)


Element14 Great Global Hackerspace Challenge Update
The teams are hard at work on their educational projects. Check out the challenge website for details, including the tantalizing array of prizes that await the winners.


Pachube Internet of Things Hackathon in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Calling all developers, designers, makers, mixers, mashers, tinkerers, philosopher-mechanics and sales engineers! Join us in helping to define and build the Internet of Things on Global Internet of Things Day! Use Pachube if you want, or build on other APIs – make something physical, or virtual; hardware or software; conceptual or practical – the point is for us to spend 24 hours connecting up our things to the web, our environments to our things, and our things to US!

We host this hackathon event in Eindhoven in MADlab, (Vestdijk 280, 5611CZ Eindhoven). Participation is free after registration. Food and drinks in open contribution format. Register as individual or team by sending a mail to [email protected]

The event begins this Friday the 8th of April, and ends 24 hours later.


Sumobot Event at Hive13
Hive13 in Cincinnati, OH, is holding a sumobot event April 16th, 2011. here: Register or learn more on Hive13’s site. The event is free and open to all.


Interactive Show at NYC Resistor, Call For Projects

The weather’s getting warmer and it’s time to show off your projects. We’re throwing another interactive party on May 7th and we want to see your most awesomest stuff.


Make: Day at the Science Museum of Minnesota, Call For Makers

Calling Twin Cities Makers! This year’s Make Day at the Science Museum of Minnesota is May 14th and we’re looking for makers to participate! Please visit http://www.smm.org/makeday to see highlights from last year and to submit your maker proposal.


Red Bull Creation Campaign Targets Hackers and Makers

Calling all Inventors, Makers and Hackers. This summer, we challenge you to roam the streets of New York, and the alleys of your imaginations to create the future. But first we want to see how you think. Beginning April 8th, we invite you and your team to submit your creation in an online qualifier. All we give you is a theme. And maybe some Red Bull, once you complete registration. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts. The winners will be invited to compete in this summer’s Red Bull Creation competition.


A video on HacklabTO…

Toronto’s Hacker Collective – Hacklab Toronto is located at 170A Baldwin Street. We are a community-run group consisting of computer programmers, hardware hackers, security researchers, DIY hobbyists and people interested in all sorts of science and technology areas.


…and one on Milwaukee Makerspace

What is the Milwaukee Makerspace? Find out from the founders and members just exactly what this place is and why it exists.


Are you a hackerspace member with an event you’d like to publicize? Send it to [email protected] or tweet me at @johnbaichtal and I’ll post it. Also feel free to subscribe to my hackerspaces Twitter list. Hackerspace Happenings will run weekly Tuesdays, and the next one will come out April 12th.

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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