Getgood Link: Double bill of workshops! | fizzPOP

Double bill of workshops! | fizzPOP – Fancy making a completely useless machine, like the one above? Or a cool thing with microcontrollers (whatever they are)? Look no further than the fizzPOP workshops at The Edge on Cheapside on Sat 6th and Sun 7th March.

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One Response to Getgood Link: Double bill of workshops! | fizzPOP

  1. nikki pugh says:

    It’s a bit early yet to know exactly what Mitch and Jimmie will be packing into their suitcases, however I imagine the sorts of projects you can choose from for the Sunday microcontrollers workshop will be things like:

    TV-B-Gone – an oojamaflip thing that lets you switch off pretty much any TV that works off a remote control. One in the pub getting on your nerves? Fed up all the advertising all over the place? Do something about it!

    Atari Punk Console – noise making thing! Hurrah!

    Open Heart – Lot’s of LEDs. In a heart shape. Make them light up and flash and stuff. Get in early for Valentine’s day 2011 :)

    LED cube – a mini version of one of these sorts of things.

    Mind Machine – “Hack your brain! Get comfortable, put on the glasses and headphones, close your eyes (the LEDs are bright!), and flick the power switch. Enjoy the hallucinations as you drift into deep meditation, ponder your inner world, and then come out after the 14-minute program feeling fabulous. Sound and Light Machines (SLMs) produce sound and light pulses at brain wave frequencies, which help people sleep, wake up, meditate, or experience whatever state of consciousness the machine is programmed for.”

    Nicky, I’m kind of assuming this is the kit you’d love to build!

    The only thing you need to know about microcontrollers is that they enable you make cool stuff. There’ll be a load of people on hand to show you which end of a soldering iron is which, so come along and make cool stuff. With microcontrollers!

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