hardhack at Toorcamp 2012 August 8-12 outside Seattle

hardhack will have a tent at Toorcamp this year! we’ve been on pause for a few years, and we’re back. Toorcamp will be a fun camping hacker event in a beautiful coastal location about a four hour drive from Seattle, Washington. do you have a hardware project you would like to workshop-ize? entry to Toorcamp is reimbursed for those accepted to throw a workshop in the hardhack tent. if you are interested in doing a hands-on workshop, please contact us at mail@hardhack.org with all or part of the following information:

* workshop/demo title
* workshop/demo description
* workshop/demo time requirement (please estimate as well as you can)
* your contact info: email, website, cellphone number
* approximate parts cost for participants (kits or other materials you will provide)
* required and suggested materials for participants to bring (examples: laptop, usb/serial adaptor, hackable stuff)
* any questions you may have

time slots are long, tables are plentiful, power and lamps and soldering irons are provided as well as some small tools for participants. it’s hard work prepping a hands-on workshop, and we take care of your infrastructure. we aren’t super keen on slides or projectors for hands-on hardware workshops, talk to us and we’ll help prep your learning material as url’s you can share with participants or in the worst case on dead trees. workshops can be anywhere from beginner to extreme advanced electrical engineer. plenty of smart people will be at Toorcamp and lots will be excited to get their hands dirty with new hardware.

there is no particular theme for the workshops, but a few ideas to get you going are: plant monitoring, space antenna networks, robotics, radio projects, alternative energy hardware, textile machine hacking, audio projects, waterproof sensors, wearables, privacy through hardware, and why not, blinky stuff. if you require sign-ups for your workshop, let us know and we can help you out with that too! if you’ve never thrown a hardware workshop, we can help get you prepped. we also have a bit of room available (more if weather is nice) for hardware demos. if you have a project that is more of a show-and-tell than something people can do hands-on, that’s ok too, let us know! see you in the rainforest on the beach at Toorcamp in a few months.

hardhack free entry this Friday at BruCON

This Friday night in Brussels, Belgium as part of BruCON, hardhack will have a large FREE hands-on hardware area dedicated to soldering, modding, hardware hacking, and reversing. Please join us for FREE between the hours of 20:00 and 24:00 (midnight) during BruCON’s Fracknight. Workshops included are Making Cool Things with Microcontrollers with Mitch Altman, Rastermania Arcade Cabinets, and Make Your Own Arduino Clone workshops with yours truly (aka fbz). Also on hand will be a TON of awesome kits, inspirational projects, Makerbot 3D printers, a large LED installation built with fnordlicht mini’s from the http://www.lochraster.org/ guys. More information about the event can be found here. There are plenty of reasons to come get your hands dirty so please come join us!