This weekend I hosted a post-Halloween kit building party at MightyOhm HQ.
Nine close friends built Conway’s Game of Life kits from Adafruit Industries. This is my favorite kit for these kinds of workshops because it’s easy for beginners to complete in about 2 hours, and when everyone is done, you can wire all of the kits together to create one large cellular automata display. The last time I helped people build this kit was at a Make:SF workshop at the TechShop in Menlo Park.
I wore my Halloween costume for most of the afternoon. What am I? Most people on the streets of San Francisco had no idea…
And lastly, a video of the 3×3 matrix in action:
Three people had little to no soldering experience at the beginning of the afternoon. Everyone who came went home with a working kit. Success!