A couple of weeks ago, we hit the bins and obtained more than 50lbs (a pretty full shopping cart) of toys. The workshop should have plenty of fun and noisy things to hack apart. I'm continuously amazed at just how many toys have sound making devices embedded in them now...
Ok, so here's the scoop: tomorrow night (that's Thursday for those who aren't keeping count) we're going to be getting down for some tried and true geekery at everyone's favorite downtown hacker hangout, Backspace.
So, bring yourself and your hacked gear down and show off your 1337 skills. We'll be sitting around staring at our monitors until you show up. Be there at 7PM if you want the good seats! Bring a friend or two for bonus points. ;~)
So, it's come to my attention (thanks to Audrey and Mark) that TechShop is going to be opening a Portland facility sometime in the middle of 2008. For those of you who don't know about it, TechShop is pure geek heaven. It's a DIY facility that stocks the tools to build pretty much anything. You can become a member at various levels and have access to everything from machine tools to laser cutters and probably any sort of woodworking device you can imagine. Guy Kawasaki did a great walk through of the original Menlo Park location.
I will be hosting a 5+ hour circuit bending workshop on Jan 27th, 2008 at PNCA. There is a flyer being printed:
And there is a general information page available at
http://dorkbodpdx.org/haywire . Please start to spread the word...
Why wait for 2008? We're ushering in the new year early with a trifecta of change: Change of day, change of time, and change of venue! Note: We're moving the casual meeting day to THURSDAY and moving the location to BACKSPACE in downtown Portland, and starting 30 minutes earlier at 7:00pm.
Portland Dorkbot will be having an informal gathering on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:30pm at Vendetta on N Williams. Come on down and bring your mom.
We're generally pretty easy to spot. Be on the lookout for out-of-place uncomfortable dorks with glowing laptop screens and piles of gadgetry on the tables. Amen.