Lunch will be provided, please specify in the RSVP form if you have any dietary requirements.
What should I bring?
1. A laptop.
Please install the latest versions of node (http://nodejs.org/), git (http://git-scm.com/) and johnny-five (https://github.com/rwaldron/johnny-five/).
If you are running Windows, please install Visual Studio (http://www.visualstudio.com/) as well.
2. Some hardware to hack on.
If you are a beginner the Oomlout Starter Kit For Arduino (ARDX) (http://oomlout.co.uk/products/arduino-starter-kit-ardx) is a good place to start - if they are out of stock any Arduino Starter kit (https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=arduino+starter+kit) from Amazon will do.
If you've got the basics down and are looking for a challenge, the NodeBots of London Esoteric Hardware Library (https://github.com/tableflip/nodebots-library) is a veritable treasure trove of electronics for you to experiment with.
I'm too excited, I can't wait that long!
Sharpen your robotic coding skills in advance with the nodebot-workshop (https://libraries.io/npm/nodebot-workshop) - no hardware required!
I've got a question!
Post in the comments below or send smoke signals to @NodeBotsUK (https://twitter.com/NodeBotsUK) if you've misplaced your soldering iron or get lost on the way.
I'd like to sponsor you
That's fantastic, please get in touch!