Mitch Altman

Mitch Altman is an international hacker, inventor, entrepreneur, author, mentor, best known for starting Noisebridge hackerspace and inventing TV-B-Gone, which turns off TVs in public places.

Wikipedia page:

TEDxBrussels talk: "The Hackerspace Movement":


Arduino For Total Newbies workshop
Mitch Altman

You've probably heard lots about Arduino. But if you don't know what it is, or how you can use it to do all sorts of cool things, then this fun and easy workshop is for you. Arduino is an amazingly powerful tool that is very simple to learn to use. It was designed so that artists and non-geeks can start from nothing, and make something cool happen in less than 90 minutes. Yet, it is powerful enough so that uber-geeks can use it for their projects as well. This workshop is for total newbies to learn all you need to know to get going on an Arduino. Participants will learn everything needed to play with electronics, and use a solderless breadboard to make a TV-B-Gone remote control to turn off TVs in public places -- a fun way to learn Arduino (and electronics) basics.

Main One
Learn to Solder / Digital Music Synthesis workshop with ArduTouch music synthesizer kit
Mitch Altman

Anyone can learn to solder!
Anyone can learn to make music, sound (and noise!) with computer chips!

Learn to solder together a cool, powerful music synthesizer, and learn to make cool music, sound, and noise!

ArduTouch is an open hardware Arduino-compatible music synthesizer kit with a built-in touch keyboard, and with built-in speaker/amplifier.

This workshop is for total newbies to learn to solder.
This workshop is for total newbies to make their own ArduTouch music synthesizer.
This workshop is for total newbies to learn to make music, sound (and noise!) with computer chips.

The ArduTouch comes pre-programmed with a way cool synthesizer. And I will show you how to re-program it with other way cool (and totally different) synthesizers.

Hardware hacking area
LED Strips Everywhere for Everyone!
Mitch Altman

Learn how to program LED strips.
It's super easy and fun to make your life trippy and beautiful.
For total beginners.

Main Two