Posts Tagged ‘Mitch Altman’

Circuit Hacking Fun Night featuring Mitch Altman

The most excellent Mitch Altman, co-founder Noisebridge & TV-B-Gone inventor, is in town to speak at Flourish Open Source Conference at UIC this weekend.

Mitch Altman presents ‘Hacking Cool Things with Microcontrollers’ at Maker Faire Detroit 2010

Mitch loves hackers, so he’s coming by our space for a special Thursday edition of the our bi-weekly Circuit Hacking Wednesday: Circuit Hacking Fun Night!

Come get your electrons & solder on with Mitch and other friendly hackers on Thursday, April 7th, 7pm-9pm.

Inspired by Noisebridge’s Circuit Hacking Monday, any experience level is welcome. Beginners can learn to solder and make cool stuff in a couple hours. DIY electronics kits from Cornfield Electronics (Mitch’s company) and Adafruit Industries will be available for cash sale.

And remember: Soldering is Easy!

Solder is Easy - Here's how to do it!

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04 2011

Take on the Machine: The Transistor

Who doesn’t love a good zombie hunt?  The Transistor made what looks like  a carnival style shooting game to the style of Shaun of the Dead.  Wonder who their crack shot is?

That’s the last of the 5 Contenders in this hackerspace challenge, but there’s still at least one more video where Mitch Altman will be crowning the coolest project.

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11 2010

PS:One Takes on the Machine

Our episodes have just gone live on VIMBY and Here they are below. We haven’t been able to talk about our project much before the release, but now the door is wide open.

By far the coolest part of the project was making UV reactant ice cream. The secret ingredient in this is Fluoroscine, whose only side effect is turning your urine neon yellow. The whole project was completed by no small effort thanks to Jordan Bunker, Jim Burke, Tim Saylor, Patrick Callaghan, Bike Man Dan, Camo, Tomerica, John Stoner, Geoffrey Topham, Shawn Blaszak & Ishmael Rufus.

There are still 3 more teams to go and we’re just as excited to see what awesome things they’ve made, so check back here to see Crashspace’s project up next.

P.S. to Zach Hoeken: Let’s start a V-neck shirt wearer’s club.

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10 2010

Hackerspaces take on the machine

VIMBY – Take on the Machine: Episode One

This summer PS:One participated in a secret project. VIMBY contacted us and told us to be prepared to receive an envelope from Mitch Altman one Wednesday with our challenge inside. The above video is the first in a series called Take On The Machine. Each participating space, NYC Resistor, Artisan’s Asylum, The Transistor, and Crash Space and us will have an episode airing with their project featured.

Stay tuned to find out what we did with our VIMBY money.

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09 2010

The Mitch Altman Soldering Experience: Part Deux

On May 5th, At 7pm

Pumping Station: One will be hosting Mitch Altman, the inventor of the TV B Gone and Brain Machine, and many others,  will be leading an electronics workshop on May 5th  that will teach complete beginners in less than 3 hours how to assemble, solder, and complete a TV B Gone.

After the class we may find the nearest electronics retailer and do a demonstration.

The cost of the class covers materials:

This includes one kit per participant

Members: 30$

Non-Members/Starving Hackers: 35$

Kits Available:

TV-B-Gone

Trippy RGB

Mignonette

Brain Machine

Plus many others, including a few of the Jimmie P. Rodgers line of kits.

Here’s the TV B Gone in action:

Confessions: The Meanest Thing Gizmodo Did at CES

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05 2010

Mitch Altman’s Soldering Session

tvbg_model_BLKPumping Station: One will be hosting Mitch Altman, the inventor of the TV B Gone and Brain Machine,
on May 7th in leading an electronics workshop that will teach complete beginners
in less than 3 hours how to assemble, solder, and complete a TV B Gone.
After the class we may find the nearest electronics retailer and do a demonstration.

The cost of the class covers materials for the kit and hands on instruction with Mitch.  To grab a ticket head over to http://pumpingstationone.eventbright.com.

Here’s the TV B Gone in action:

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04 2009