Sounds From The Other City

April 29, 2015

MadLab bring hacker legend Mitch Altman to Salford for SFTOC workshop

As another last minute addition to the SFTOC line-up, we’re proud to reveal a completely new collaborator with the festival – MadLab. Based in Bexley Square, the Manchester Digital Laboratory is a not-for-profit grassroots digital innovation organisation, and we’re excited to be working with them for the first time.

For their contribution to Sounds, the lab will be hosting a Making Cool Kits workshop with the infamous Mitch Altman. Starting at 1pm, tickets to the event are £2 and can be bought through the MadLab website here:

More information can be found below.

Mitch is a US maker/hacker legend, having co-founded the “anarchistic educational” hackerspace Noisebridge in San Francisco,  written books, invented the TV-b-gone and taught many thousands of people to solder and make cool things with electronics – at workshops, hackerspaces, hacker conferences and schools around the world.

About the Workshop

If you’ve ever been curious about electronics, this is the workshop for you. Anyone and everyone can learn to make cool things – it’s easy and fun! You don’t need to know anything technical, there’s no requirement to bring complicated kit or know which end of a soldering iron is which (although we will make sure you know that by the end of the session).

Just come along, pick up a kit from Mr. Altman and a soldering iron and get stuck in. All ages are welcome, children please make sure you’ve remembered to bring an adult with you. It’s totally OK to come late, and stay as little or as long as you like. Most projects take between 1 and 2 hours.

Mitch brings lots of kits with him, costing between £10 and £20 each:

Got a couple of minutes? You can check Mitch’s TEDx talk here: The Hackerspace Movement: Mitch Altman at TEDxBrussels