There's a lot of interest in Arduino from both members and non-members and the Arduinos classes that Steve has been running lately have been very successful.
We are thinking that following on from this we should set up a regular Arduino SIG (Special Interest Group). This will run on the same night as Open Night but utilizing the front section of the TechSpace building.
The night will NOT be a talk fest though, people that come along will need to take an active part and we would like to see everyone with their Arduinos out and either working with someone else or demoing something to the group. Steve could run his introduction course off to the side if there is interest from newbies.
The Arduino SIG is free for TechSpace members or $10 for non-members. You can join the TechSpace on the night.
Our main group project will be the Swarm Robots project for the Gold Coast show in August - but this doesn't preclude people from coming and doing other things - everyone is equally accessible no matter what they are working on.
To join the SIG mailing list please go to http://googlegroups.com/group/gcts-arduino