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Austin Mini Maker Faire this weekend at Pine Street Station

The Austin Mini Maker Faire is this weekend!

This is the first Make: sponsored event we’ve had since the “big” Faire in 2008. It’s being held at the Pine Street Station in East Austin (5th and Waller).

I’ll be there checking out all of the cool exhibits, including the soldering workshops being run by my friends at the ATX Hackerspace.

Click the poster below for more information, or visit austinmakerfaire.com.

See you there!

Microcontroller Mondays @ ATX Hackerspace

ATmega8U2/16U2/32U2 Breakout Board

I am hosting a weekly microcontroller study group at the ATX Hackerspace. If you are interested in learning about microcontrollers in a casual setting, come on by at 7:30pm tonight.

Tonight at 7:30pm we will hold our weekly evening of microcontroller exploration, otherwise known as Microcontroller Monday.

The idea is not to have a fixed agenda or format.  This is not a class, though I’m pretty sure everyone who comes will learn something.

Some examples of things we might do on MM:

– start learning about the MSP430 and play with the MSP430 launchpads at the space
– have Danny and Christian teach us about the dsPIC
– build some USB devices and play with LUFA (the open source AVR USB library)
– corrupt Arduino users with the notion that there is something beyond analogWrite()
– discuss related topics, like circuit design, PCB layout, etc.

If any of this sounds interesting, consider stopping by tonight.

I plan to be at the space from 7:30 to around 10PM, but that doesn’t mean people can’t start hacking earlier or stay later.  While this event is open to non-members, since a member needs to be present to keep the space open, non-members should adhere to the 7:30pm – 10pm schedule.

ATX Hackerspace maintains a calendar so you can stay up to date with this and other goings-on at the space.