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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 run weekly(ish) Tuesdays, and the next one will come out September 13th.


Interactive Visuals Workshop with Milkymist One and Arduino

Sebastien Bourdeauducq of Parisian hackerspace /tmp/lab and Fabienne “fbz” Serriere are holding a workshop in Berlin showing how to integrate an Arduino with a Milkymist VJ console:

Join us in Berlin to enjoy the best of these two worlds. Bring your Arduino (and its shields), laptop (for programming the Arduino) and Milkymist One video synthesizer, and we will teach you how you can make the Milkymist One and the Arduino talk together to create interactive video installations. If you do not have those items, there will be a limited quantity available for lending at the workshop.

Date: October 1st, 2011
Time: to be announced, check http://www.milkymist.org
Price: free, just drop in
Duration: 4 hours (but feel free to come and go)

Location: betahaus, Prinzessinnenstraße 19-20, 10969 Berlin.


Mothership HackerMoms, a Mom-Centered Hackerspace in Oakland

Moms, It’s time to take your projects and dreams off hold. Mothership HackerMoms* invites you to our first meeting — with babysitters hired for the occasion — because you are a sharp, fascinating and delightful woman with mad skills. Be ready to talk about your projects and interests. It’ll be half intro, half mom’s group. We’ll start with wine and a craft-peritif to get our hands moving.

Mothership HackerMoms is the first women’s hackerspace. It’s dedicated to giving mothers the time and space to explore DIY craft and design, hacker/maker culture, entrepreneurship, and all manner of creative expression. Because our kids learn from us, we will provide stimulating, on-site childcare whenever we are open. We share tools, space and expertise through peer-learning workshops and classes. We’ll begin with a weekly open meeting Thursday evenings and Sunday workshop and open work day (11am-5pm), all with childcare. As we expand, we hope to provide an equipped workshop, kitchen, art studio and workspace where our members can collaborate and create.

When: This Thursday, Sept. 8 from 7-9 pm, and every Thursday night going forward. We’ll start on time to be out by bedtime.

Email shosho at shoshosmith dot com if you’re a Bay Area hacker mom and want to attend.


Mod Your Plush Makeshop at Metrix Create:Space

Come to our October Makeshop on stuffed animal surgery! We will provide you with the raw materials to create a complex recreated animal with lights and noise, and you will go home with an awesome modded plush!

Mod Your Plush Makeshop
Thursday October 6th 7pm to 9pm
Metrix 623A Broadway East Seattle WA 98102
$25 with all materials, guidance, and inspiration included!


Oscilloscope and Function Generator Workshop

ShackSpace in Stuttgart, Germany, is offering a workshop (German!) on using these two pieces of electronics test equipment.


Monthly Monday Microcontroller Madness @ Philly’s Hive76

Starting at 7 PM on Monday, September 12, Hive76 will be starting a new ongoing monthly workshop focusing solely on the wonderful world of microcontrollers.

John Baichtal

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


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