TL;DR: Next event July 19, Wimbletech Campus - Sign up and RSVP on Meetup.
If you are new to the idea of HackWimbledon, it works like this. We get together on July 19th at Wimbletech from 11am onwards and we try and make things. Digital things. From tiny controller devices to whatever project you can imagine. What you’ll find at HackWimbledon are like-minded makers who can help out. If you’re new to making, bring along a laptop and have a play with one of our Arduino kits (You won’t believe how satisfying getting your first LED to blink is…) and start exploring.
And we always have a theme for each event. This time its about ARM processor chips, the British design at the heart of the Raspberry Pi, most likely your phone and well, so many devices. It comes in many forms too so for those who want a meatier processor than an Arduino, the ARM chip is the place to go. This HackWimbledon, we’ll have a whole bunch of ARM based boards including the Arduino Due, the Freescale FRDM and some others for folks to have a look at and see what they can come up with.
If you want to see what happened last week, check out the photoalbum on Meetup where you can see some Google Cardboard and the new Wimbletech rooms where we will be residing!
We’ll also be having another go at giving away a Netbook to a worthy project. If you have an idea for some making project which could use a small netbook running Linux at its heart, come along, pitch it to the curator and at the end of the day, he’ll pick the most worthy/interesting/fun/silly project that has tickled his fancy to get the device. You get to make your thing - whatever it is, the curator will be available to mentor - and come back when its done to show the HackWimbledon folk. Sound fun? Give it a go!
Anyway, all the jollity and makery will run till 4pm when we move to HackWimbledon 11.1… in the Alexandra pub next door to the Library to relax and chat.
Talking of things outside events, we’re experimenting with a rather nice service called Slack.com which is a web based chat and collaboration system with native Windows, Mac, iOS and Android clients. It’s free to use so drop a mail to the curator at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can send you an invitation. We’re hoping that the conversations that start in person at HackWimbledon carry on on Slack. If you’re on Twitter, remember to follow @hackwimbledon anyways…
So there you have it. Come along, make, create and illuminate at this next HackWimbledon and join in the fun. Just remember to sign up and RSVP on the HackWimbledon Meetup page!