We totally lucked out! Mitch Altman, inventor of the TV-B-Gone, will be passing through RI and has agreed to come by and do a workshop and a talk. Big thanks go out to Brian Jepson for swinging Mitch in our direction.
The Trippy RGB Light is made from hacking a MiniPOV kit. It's quick to build, which is good given our short window at AS220. It's also versatile. When you take it home, you can re-hack it into a Brain Machine, a Solar Bug Bot or an open source TV-B-Gone.
Mitch gave us a variety of topics on which he could speak. We're getting our geek on with the workshop, so I figured something non-technical might be a nice foil. Mitch will be talking on Community Building, something we'll need to do a fair amount of if we want the hacker space to get off the ground and prosper.
Since we'll be doing a workshop, we'll need get started a little earlier, so be at AS220 at 1700 if you want to take part in the workshop. We'll get the talk going sometime around 1800, as usual. If you want to do the workshop, post a comment and include your email so I can send you a confirmation. I'll do a bulk buy of the MiniPOV kits and extra LEDs and you all can pay me back at the meeting.
Update: It would help if I enabled comments, eh?