MitchTripEU Nov Dec 2012

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Mitch's Europe Trip -- 8-Nov-2012 to 4-Jan-2013


Date venue time event type contact
Thurs, 8-Nov leave SF, flight # UA735 10:48am
Fri, 9-Nov arrive BRU, flight # UA972 9:20am
Sat, 10-Nov
Sun, 11-Nov TEDxBrussels rehersal talk Yvette
Mon, 12-Nov TEDxBrussels, Brussels talk Yvette
Tues, 13-Nov TEDxBrussels media event, Brussels talk Yvette
Wed, 14-Nov leave BRU to LIS
Thurs, 15-Nov Codebits, Lisbon talk + Arduino workshop Celso
Fri, 16-Nov Codebits, Lisbon talk + solder workshop Celso
Sat, 17-Nov Codebits, Lisbon talk + solder workshop Celso
Sun, 18-Nov
Mon, 19-Nov
Tues, 20-Nov
Wed, 21-Nov leave LIS to BRU Kristel picks me up at BRU
Thurs, 22-Nov
Fri, 23-Nov ROUMICS, Tourcoing Talk? + Workshop? Thomas
Sat, 24-Nov ROUMICS, Tourcoing Talk? + Workshop?
Sun, 25-Nov Osilab, Lille Talk? + Workshop? Thomas
Mon, 26-Nov
Tues, 27-Nov
Wed, 28-Nov VoidWarranties, Antwerp
VoidWarranties, Antwerp
solder workshop (for kids)
Thurs, 29-Nov Open Garage, Antwerp evening visit + solder workshop? Anthony
Fri, 30-Nov WhiteSpace evening solder workshop Sandbender


Date venue time event type contact
Sat, 1-Dec
Sun, 2-Dec HSBxl, Brussels afternoon solder workshop Jurgen
Mon, 3-Dec
Tues, 4-Dec Technologia Incognita, Amsterdam evening solder workshop Jurre
Wed, 5-Dec
Thurs, 6-Dec
Fri, 7-Dec
Sat, 8-Dec
Sun, 9-Dec
Mon, 10-Dec
Tues, 11-Dec
Wed, 12-Dec
Thurs, 13-Dec
Fri, 14-Dec
Sat, 15-Dec
Sun, 16-Dec
Mon, 17-Dec
Tues, 18-Dec
Wed, 19-Dec
Thurs, 20-Dec
Fri, 21-Dec
Sat, 22-Dec Mitch's birthday
Sun, 23-Dec
Mon, 24-Dec
Tues, 25-Dec Check into Generator Hostel, Hamburg afternoon
Wed, 26-Dec
Thurs, 27-Dec 29C3, Hamburg solder workshop + talk
Fri, 28-Dec 29C3, Hamburg solder workshop + Arduino workshop
Sat, 29-Dec
29C3, Hamburg
leave Hamburg for Berlin
solder workshop + Arduino workshop
check into A&O Hostel, Berlin

Sun, 30-Dec EHSM, Berlin solder workshop for kids
Mon, 31-Dec


Date venue time event type contact
Tues, 1-Jan
Wed, 2-Jan
Thurs, 3-Jan leave Berlin HBF for Brussels Midi,
train # DB 950 / Thalys 9472
leave 11:47am ,
arrive 6:32pm
Fri, 4-Jan leave BRU for JFK,
flight # SN501 / UA9929
leave 10:30am ,
arrive 1:05pm
Sat, 5-Jan
Sun, 6-Jan
Mon, 7-Jan
Tues, 8-Jan
Wed, 9-Jan
Thurs, 10-Jan
Fri, 11-Jan leave JFK for SFO

other hackerspaces to fit in to trip

FablabGenk, Genk
Technologia Incognita, Amsterdam
Hack42, Arnhem
RevSpace, Den Haag
Progressbar, Bratislava
Metalab, Vienna
brmlab, Prague
IN-Berlin, Berlin

Two different workshops that Mitch can give on this Workshop Tour

1)   Variety of kits -- all ages, all skill levels, about 3 hours, kit prices range from €10 to €30 (see below for kits and prices). More info:

2)   Arduino For Total Newbies -- all skill levels, about 3.5 hours, €35 (plus optional €10 programming/communications cable). More info:

Items that Mitch will have on his Workshop Tour

  • TV-B-Gone keychain    €15    (turn off TVs in public places!)
  • TV-B-Gone kit    €15    (turn off TVs in public places at 50 meters away!)
  • TV-B-Gone Pro    €25    (turn off TVs in public places at 100 meters away!)
  • Brain Machine kit    €15    (Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!)
  • TripGlasses    €10    (Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!)
  • Mignonette Game kit    €30    (make your own handheld game console!)
  • Trippy RGB Waves kit    €10 or two for €15    (interactive blinky lights!)
  • LEDcube kit    €20    (animated 3D cube!)
  • MiniPOV kit    €15    (write messages in the air!)
  • MintyBoost kit    €15    (charge your USB enabled gadgets!)
  • BoArduino kit    €15    (make your own fully functional Arduino -- for solderless breadboards!)
  • Diavolino kit    €15    (make your own shield-compatible Arduino!)
  • programming/communications cable (FTDI Friend)    €10    (program your Arduino clone with Windows, MacOS, or Linux!)
  • Open Heart kit    €15    (animate fun patterns in the shape of a heart!)
  • LoL Shield kit    €30    (Lots of LEDs! for your Arduino!)
  • Drawdio kit    €15    (make noise by drawing lines with this pencil!)
  • microcontroller programmer (USBtinyISP) kit    €15    (program all your AVR family chips!)

  • Arduino For Total Newbies workshop kit    €35    (Learn Arduino by making TV-B-Gone as an example!)

More info on many of these projects: (click on the "maker faire" tab)

Requirements of the hosting spaces for Mitch's workshops

Mitch will have all of the kits with him. There is no need for anyone to purchase kits from Mitch in advance.

Each space will need to provide the following to have a successful workshop:

  • For each participant:
    • 1 soldering iron, 15W to 40W
    • 1 soldering iron stand
    • 1 cellulose (not plastic) sponge (for cleaning the soldering iron tip)
    • 1 small wire cutter (similar to 10cm wire cutters)
    • 1 or 2 AC outlets (with extension cords and/or AC power strips to make things work)
    • 1 chair
    • table space
    • enough lighting so that people can see small things while soldering

All of the above are good to have at your space so that you can continue to have soldering workshops long into the future.

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