Past Meetup

Summer of Hacks #4: Hardware

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This is a day of hacking on hardware. We'll have some kits, complete with Espruino boards and components, to play with and you're welcome to bring any additional hardware or things you'd like to hack.

Who is this event for?

Anyone interested in learning a bit about hardware. There are no minimum entry requirements, other than an inquisitive mind. If you've never touched a breadboard before, that's fine – we have some starter kits and plenty of helpful people to guide you. If you're a bit more experienced that's great too, as you'll get to play with some new kit or hack on a project with like-minded people.

What does the day look like?

• 09:30 Arrive, drink coffee and eat pastries

• 10:00 We'll get started

• 13:00 Lunch!

• 16:30 Retro. We'll have a show and tell for those that want to, and reflect on the day

• 17:00 Finish up and head to bar/cafe for post-event celebrations

The day is free-form, and you'll be hardware hacking in pairs or small groups.


We'll be providing pastries from a local patisserie, and a burrito lunch. You'll get to build your own burrito/box. We'll also have a selection of fruits and snacks, teas and coffees.

If you have any concerns about dietary requirements (or any questions whatsoever) get in touch.

What isn't this event?

This isn't a competition, race or hackathon. There will be no prizes, other than basking in your own glory as you learn new things, meet new people, and have a good time.

I have a question

Great! You can reach out to any of the JSOxford organisers:

• Ryan Brooks ([masked]),[masked]

• Ben Foxall (,[masked]

• Pete West (

What will I need?

You'll probably want a laptop and charger. If you don't have access to a laptop (or a friend you can drag along with one), let us know and we'll do our best to sort you out.

If you have any tools or components and would like to bring them along, please do. We'd recommend marking them up somehow so it's easy to check you're taking the right things home.