Zero to Maker with David Lang

Whether you’re new to the maker movement or an active participant in the maker community, if you're interested in TechShop and how it can help you build your project, product or invention, you won’t want to miss this lively evening with maker and writer David Lang.

Join us at TechShop Austin-Round Rock (120 Sundance Parkway #350, RRTX, 78681) on March 10th, 2013, when David will discuss his Zero to Maker journey as well as some of the key ideas he has learned along the way. There will be lots of time for Q&A on any and all things maker-related: his TechShop experience, OpenROV project, Kickstarter strategies and more.
Tours will also be available following David's presentation.
Open to TechShop members and nonmembers. Please RSVP here!
About the Presenter: David Lang is the co-creator of OpenROV (an open-source underwater robot and community of DIY ocean explorers around the world), authored Make Magazine's Zero to Maker blog series, Kickstarted a variety of projects, and has spent hundreds of hours at TechShop. His recently launched project, Zero to Maker: A Reskilling Guide for New Makers, is a book that will bring what he's learned along the way to aspiring makers across the country, highlighting useful skills and providing insight into potential trouble spots.
For more information, check out the Kickstarter page:


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  • David F.

    was a great meeting, very much enjoyed hearing David's insight and am anxious to read his book.

    March 12, 2013

  • Ben K.

    I appreciated what Mr. Lang said about TechShop members having so much to offer one another and he stressed the importance of networking and building friendships with others in the TechShop community. I had to smile when he referenced the absolutely unpredictable yet highly specialized knowledge members have in peculiar areas which we'd never guess. Its probably symptomatic of creative people being just a touch crazy, enough to make them super interesting. ;oP Yet we only discover these gems walking in our midst by getting to know them.

    It was neat hearing about the deep friendships he's discovered through his project being so open-sourced in nature. I found it instructive too how he described his business partner as being opposite himself yet its these differences which compliment and make them complete and a great team in pursuit of their shared dream. May we all find the happiness he described knowing.

    1 · March 10, 2013

    • David F.

      Very well put Ben. I find the people at TechShop mostly amazing. I hope to colaborate on many projects there.

      March 12, 2013

    • David F.

      I wish there was some social thing at TechShop were we each present on our projects or playings around. Something to get us introduced to each other.

      March 12, 2013

  • Benjamin T.

    David knew what was really up with the maker movement. I feel that he understood that it was about the community more so than the money. Money is just the ticket to get you where you need to go. Community is the fuel.

    March 11, 2013

  • Gregg G.

    Thank you David for sharing your experience over the past year. I look forward to the new book and will keep an eye on the OpenROV project.

    March 11, 2013

  • John F.

    It was nice for David to share his experiences.

    March 10, 2013

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