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<body class='hmmessage'><div dir='ltr'><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font size="3" style="font-size: 12pt;"><font style="background-color: rgb(146, 208, 80);"><font face="Tahoma" size="2" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><i>I'm back from 6 weeks in China, where I set up an ongoing Hackers In Residence Program at the country's leading university (where there will be an ongoing diverse stream of hackers from all over the world, all expenses paid, to mentor students there about the cool stuff they do -- email me to find out how you can be one of the Hackers In Residence), and will be leading 3 Circuit Hacking Saturdays at local libraries this month.  The first is this Saturday, described below.  --  Mitch.</i></font></font></font></span></span><BR><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><em><font face="Tahoma" size="2"></font></em></span></span> <BR><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><em><font face="Tahoma" size="2"></font></em></span></span> <BR> <BR><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font size="4">I will be teaching soldering to people of all ages,</font><BR><font size="4">at the Mission Bay San Francisco Public Library!</font><BR><font size="4"></font> <BR><font size="4">Saturday, November 18th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm</font><BR><font size="4"><strong>All ages, All skill levels, All welcome!</strong></font><BR><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><font size="4"></font></strong> <BR><strong><font size="4">FREE!</font></strong><BR><div dir="ltr"><br><em><font size="4" style="font-size: 16pt;">Call to register: 415-355-2838</font></em></div><div dir="ltr"><em><font size="4" style="font-size: 16pt;">(limited to the first 20 people.)</font></em></div><div dir="ltr"><font size="4" style="font-size: 16pt;"><a href="http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1014385501">http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1014385501</a><br></font><br><br><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span> <a class="image" href="https://noisebridge.net/wiki/File:Noisebridge_Soldering_Workshop.jpg"><img width="180" height="120" class="thumbimage" alt="" src="https://noisebridge.net/images/thumb/a/a3/Noisebridge_Soldering_Workshop.jpg/180px-Noisebridge_Soldering_Workshop.jpg"></a><a title="Arduino for Total Newbies Workshop at Noisebridge" class="ecximage" href="https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/File:Arduinos_For_Total_Newbies_workshop.jpg" target="_blank"></a><br><br><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">This is a great chance to learn how to solder, and learn a bit about electronics.</span><br></div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><ul><li><span class="ecxApple-style-span">It is perfectly fine if              you've never soldered before!</span></li><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span></ul></div><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span class="ecxil" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: rgb(169, 218, 146);"></span></span></span>  <BR><div><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">You            are welcome to come <span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">to learn how to </span>make            cool things with electronics -- kits (listed below).  All free!</span></div><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></span></div><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></span></div><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></span> <BR><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"></span> <BR><div dir="ltr"><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span class="ecxAp                    ecxple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><span class="ecxAp                      ecxple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><font color="#c00000">Where</font></strong></span></strong>: Mission Bay Program Room, </span><span class="ecxAp                    ecxple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Mission Bay San Francisco Public Library</span></div><div dir="ltr"><span class="ecxAp                    ecxple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">          960 4th Street<br></span><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><font color="#c00000">When</font></strong></span></strong>: Saturday, November 16th</span><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">, 1:30pm to 4:30pm</span></div><div dir="ltr"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">          Limited to first 20 people!</span></div><div dir="ltr"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial , sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial , sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><font color="#c00000">Who</font></strong></span></strong>: You! It is            fun to make things in the friendly community of the library</span></div><div dir="ltr"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial , sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial , sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial , sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">           All ages. All skill levels. All            welcome!</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong><font color="#c00000">Cost</font></strong></span></strong>: Kits and Instruction are Free!</span></div><div dir="ltr"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">          </span><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">All kits are designed for total            beginners to complete successfully</span></span></div><div dir="ltr"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span><div dir="ltr"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><em>     </em></span></div><em><font size="3">Call to register: 415-355-2838</font></em></span></div><div dir="ltr"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><em><font size="3">(limited to the first 20 people.)</font></em></span></div><div dir="ltr"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1014385501"><font size="3">http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1014385501</font></a></span><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span></div><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span> <BR><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span> <BR><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span> <BR><div dir="ltr"><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font class="ecxApple-style-span" face="arial, sans-serif"><br></font><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Some of the kits available:</span></div><div dir="ltr"><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong>TV-B-Gone</strong>--                (turn off any TV in public places!)</span><div><span><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></span><strong>"Hi                    My Name Is" badge</strong><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> -- (your name in lights!)</span></span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span><strong>Trippy RGB Waves</strong><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> -- (interactive blinky                    lights!)</span></span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span><strong>MiniPOV</strong> <span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">-- (write messages in                    the air!)</span></span></div><div><span><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span><strong>MintyBoost</strong> <span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">-- (portably charge your phones and mp3 players!)</span></span></span></span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div></span><div><br><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span class="ecxApple-style-span" style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">More                  info is available on the above kits at:</span><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a style="color: rgb(51, 51, 204); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" href="http://www.cornfieldelectronics.com/" target="_blank">http://www.CornfieldElectronics.com</a><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a style="color: rgb(51, 51, 204); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" href="http://www.adafruit.com/" target="_blank">http://www.adafruit.com</a><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a style="color: rgb(51, 51, 204); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" href="http://analogmachines.com/" target="_blank">http://analogmachines.com/</a></span><br></div><div><div><br style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div><div><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman" target="_blank"><font color="#0068cf">Mitch</font></a>.<br></div></div></span></div></span> <BR></span> <BR>                                    </div></body>
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