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arduino 2 Workshop Weekend Wrap UpMichael Shiloh with some old-school breadboarding

el wire 2 Workshop Weekend Wrap UpWorking with EL wire

breadww Workshop Weekend Wrap UpREALLY old-school breadboarding

I love the concept behind the Bay Area Workshop Weekend event — take the inspiration and enthusiasm generated from Maker Faire Bay Area and present a series of workshops the follow weekend so that folks can learn what they saw at the Faire. Nearly 100 people did just that, on May 28 and 29. They participated in some 15 workshops at Tech Liminal, Hacker Dojo, The Crucible, Noisebridge, and other spaces around SF. Event organizer J.D. Zamfirescu tells us that the most popular draws were Sewing with Electronics, Sequence your own DNA, Distillation Basics, Learn to Solder, and Electroluminescent (EL) wire. Here are some pics from the weekend. There are few more after the jump and on their website.

distill 2 Workshop Weekend Wrap UpMitch Altman points out some distillation basics

solder 3 Workshop Weekend Wrap Up
We’re sure they meant to be wearing safety glasses!

Workshop Weekend

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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