What should I bring?
A laptop, some hardware to hack on. If you've never done this before, one of the below kits would be about right.
oomlout: Starter Kit for Ardunio
SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino
and if you want a leg up for making a sumo bot:
Hobbytronics: Zumo Robot Kit
Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, Beaglebones, Espruinos, LEDs, servos, lasers all welcome.
We'll be using @rwaldron's johnny-five library, so if you want to hit the ground running, make sure you've installed the latest version of node, git and johnny-five.
Send smoke signals to @NodeBotsUK if you drop your soldering iron in the meantime or get lost on the way.
Everyone is welcome. Some JS or Arduino experience helps, but humans will be available on the day to get you contributing to the robot uprising, or just the curious abuse of everyday appliances with electricity.