Past Meetup

Arduino Hackathon Open House

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Hoboken MakerBar

38 Jackson St 3rd floor · Hoboken, NJ

How to find us

Look for the red MakerBar sign and call to be let in.

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This month's Arduino theme is RAINBOWS! It's gonna be magical!

BONUS: One lucky attendee will walk away with a free copy of The Arduino Cookbook, the definitive resource of circuit bits to work into Arduino projects. Just show up and bring an Arduino to be entered to win!

Explore electronics, coding, and creative technology at our monthly Arduino hacking session for all skill levels. You must bring a computer with a USB port to use an Arduino!

7:00-7:30 Tour the MakerBar, set up workstations.
7:30-8:00 Get inspired by Justin Eastman aka Workinonit!, interactive artist and lord of blinking lights
8:00-9:30 Guided instruction on the Project of the Month by member Travis Jones!

Maker of the Month: Justin Eastman, aka Workinonit! Justin makes Arduino-based interactive installations for festivals, galleries, and Burning Man, and he's showing us how it's done. He's walking us through The Tunnel of Questionable Enlightenment, his supremely trippy super-sized Burning Man installation that uses thousands of feet of LED strips to send participants on a mind-melting synesthetic journey.

Project of the Month: Traffic Lights! Bring the gift of efficient urban planning to your Lego city with this intro-level project. Learn about LED's, electric current, timing, and avoiding mistakes that can damage your Arduino. This is Travis's first class, so give him a hard time! Borrow materials for free, or take them home for $15.

This event is free for everyone. To participate in the Project of the Month, you must RSVP and bring a computer with a USB port. There may not be enough materials to accomodate walk-ins!

Arduino boards might be available for $30 each. To pre-order one, PM Zack Freedman and we'll have it waiting for you.

MakerBar volunteers will be present to help you with your electronics project, even if you're not taking part in the Lightning Talks or Project of the Month!

You're welcome to come hack on whatever you'd like, even if it's totally unrelated to Arduino. There will be plenty of awesome hackers from our community for you to meet.

The Arduino Hackathon runs on the second Wednesday every month and is organized by Bert Hartmann and Zack Freedman.