[Brmlab] Fwd: RE: mitch altman in bratislava,prague,bucharest

Tomáš Mudruňka tomas at mudrunka.cz
Wed Sep 1 01:44:47 CEST 2010

Aaa :-)
Altman je radnej hippie... zrovna pred par dnima sem si rikal, ze by stalo
za to s nim osobne hodit rec.
BTW krome TV-B-Gone taky delal brainmachine, coz je vcelku jednoduchy
projekt v sekci ideas a na jeho realizaci v podobe workshopu by nam stacily
zasoby ledek, resistoru, slunecnich bryli, starych sluchatek a
mikrokontroleru attiny13 + napajeni.


On Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:32:47 +0200, Pavel Ruzicka <ruza at ruza.eu> wrote:
> Vazeni pratele v Brmlabu, sympatizanti a dalsi
> mame jedinecnou prilezitost zorganizovat spolecnymi silami propagacni 
> akci pro brmlab, ktera jiste nezustane nepovsimnuta. Mitch Altman, autor

> hw device TV-B-Gone (univerzalni vypinac televize) bude v polovine zari 
> v Praze a je ochotny podporit nas hackerspace usporadanim workshopu na 
> toto tema. Tuto prilezitost bysme si rozhodne nemeli nechat ujit.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman
> Potrebujeme zajistit prostory vhodne pro workshop. Napada mne oslovit 
> Tomase z ASRG, ktery nam neco v tomto smyslu nabizel nebo oslovit Hub 
> Prague, mozna usporadat na matfyzu. mame jeste nejake jine moznosti?
> je to dobra prilezitost jak k brmlabu pritahnout dalsi lidi. Dnes na 
> prednasce o Fab6 se objevili dalsi, ktere projekt brmlabu zajima. Jak 
> Mitch pise pokud budeme mit nejake brmlab-related zalezitosti jako 
> stickery, tricka, propagacni zalezitosti, vytistene materialy. Dalsi
> napady?
> Nevahejte se zapojit, pojdte byt u toho
> ruza
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: 	Mitch Altman
> To: 	<rada at brmlab.cz>
> Subject: 	RE: mitch altman in bratislava,prague,bucharest
> Date: 	Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:02:25 -0700
> Hello, ruza,
> Good to hear from you!
> Congratulations on signing your rental agreement. :) It's an exciting
> In my experience it is best to open up the workshop to everyone. This
> usually attracts a lot of people who may not otherwise have heard of
> your space, and potentially become members. At the beginning of each
> workshop I give an introduction, and in it I let people know that the
> hackerspace is funded by member dues and dontations, and welcome people
> to donate any amount of money if they like. So, it is good to have a
> donation box. It is also good to have stickers for your hackerspace to
> give away so that people can put them on their laptops, street lamp
> poles, and everywhere -- this reminds people to come back to the
> hackerspace. Also, if you have any T-shirts or anything else for sale,
> I'll point that out. Please feel free to use the workshop as a
> fund-raising opportunity. My time is free -- I only ask to be reimbursed

> for my kits used in the workshop.
> I'm still putting dates together for my workshops in Eastern Europe.
> Maybe the 15th or 16th of September would be good? Does that work for
> To do a workshop, I'll need you to get the following together:
> - a room big enough for everyone to solder
> - a demo table to show all the kits that people can make
> - tables and chairs for people to solder at
> - lighting (if the room doesn't have enough) -- several lamps different
> lamps make for a nice feel, too
> - soldering irons, each with a stand and sponge (ideally one per
> participant, but people can share, if necessary)
> - wire cutters (ideally one per participant, again, people can share, if

> necessary)
> - solder (with lead is way better!, but unleaded will work if that's all

> you can get)
> - hot glue gun, with glue sticks to fit it
> - AA alkaline batteries (about 40 is good)
> - power strips (with one outlet for each solder iron, plus lighting,
> plus a hot glue gun, plus daisy chaining)
> - AC extension cords to get power to each power strip
> - enough printouts of the "Soldering Is Easy" comic for all participants

> (translate them, if you like!):
> http://www.tvbgone.com/mfaire/soldercomic/soldercomic.pdf
> I'll bring all the kits and tools, and everything else needed.
> No charge for my time. I do this 'cause I love teaching people how to
> make things, and love helping hackerspaces. I ask to be reimbursed for
> kits used during the workshop, which is between US$10 and US$30 per kit
> (most are US$20).
> The workshop is best described by checking out what's been posted for
> previous workshops I've given:
> http://robotbrighton.ning.com/events/electronics-workshop-with
> Please feel free to copy from these for publicity purposes.
> Sound OK?
> Please let me know what you think.
> Best,
> Mitch.
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