[Brmlab] Great Global Hackerspace Challenge

Mitch Altman mitch at CornfieldElectronics.com
Sat Mar 12 01:42:12 CET 2011

Hey Pavol!

Thanks for your request for participation!  I'll forward this to the 
folks who will be deciding who the 10 participants will be.  And I'll 
get back to you soon.  Best of luck!


On 3/11/2011 5:07 AM, Pavol Rusnak wrote:
> Introduction to Brmlab hackerspace -http://brmlab.cz/
> We are young hackerspace (around half a year old) in Central Europe, but
> we already helped to organize lots of of events with strong
> international presence (e.g. Mitch Altman's soldering workshop, Polish
> security conference Confidence, GNOME Foundation Python hackfest,
> Frantisek Apfelbeck's food hacking workshop). We'd like to use this
> opportunity not only to design and deliver our solution, but also to get
> more contacts in the global hackerspace community and to strengthen
> worldwide cooperation. The idea comes from our member Sargon who has big
> experience with training people as service technicians in his company,
> so he is able to easily recognize which parts of theoretical knowledge
> in electronics need more practical experience.
> Introduction to EduBRM project
> The aim of our project is to create an open platform for teaching
> electronic principles. The target audience are students of elementary
> and comprehensive schools interested in this field. During their
> education they gain theoretical knowledge, but this is often unsupported
> by illustrative experiments and visualizations. Such study is boring and
> it is harder to remember new pieces of information. On the other hand,
> we think that "school by play" makes electronics much more attractive to
> students and also makes it easier to understand its nature.
> The main idea is to provide modular design - one "mother board" and a
> set of "shields" which are used for particular scenarios. One shield can
> be reused for more lessons and vice-versa one lesson can use more
> shields if needed. Both hardware and software parts are open source and
> by using modular design it is even more easier to extend the project
> (e.g. designing own shields for custom lessons).
> To keep the introductory email short we put the rest of our
> specification on this url:http://piratepad.net/edubrm
> -- Best Regards / S pozdravom, Pavol Rusnak <stick at gk2.sk> on behalf 
> of hackerspace brmlab

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