ATX Hackerspace, with the help of Instructables, is hosting a fun day of experimentation, making, and building with LED's!
Everyone is invited: Adults and Children with Adults! This is an adult-led, family welcoming event where children can learn new skills and have a blast along with adults!
The Instructables team recently inherited 23 boxes of 10mm LEDs (approximately 110,000 LEDs) and decided the best use for them would be a Build Day!! They want to see how EPIC we can get with a large amount of LEDs at our disposal.
They have sent ATX Hackerspace 2200 or more LED's in various colors, and 40 coin cell batteries.
... and ATX Hackerspace has added 1000 more coin cell batteries to the pile for good measure!
We are going to put the LED's and batteries out on tables, and we will have a few soldering stations and solder available, as well as lots of electrical and duct tape.
Bring your creativity and imagination to the tables! The sky is the limit, and we've got plenty of LED's.
We will be showing how to:
- build LED pendants and throwies using nothing but electrical tape, a battery, and an LED. ( We've had a blue one go for THREE WEEKS nonstop! )
- solder our HackBat kits ( $5 )
- turn an LED throwie into an LED glow balloon.
- make an LED flashlight from some AA batteries, paper, duct tape, and tinfoil.
We will also be helping people document their creations on Instructables, which will help inspire other people around the world on how to make your awesome creations.
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What is ATX Hackerspace?
We are a collaborative industrial workshop full of people who love to learn and make things! ATX Hackerspace can be found at:
We have 8,000 square feet of space that is perfect for artists, designers, engineers, makers and hackers, fabbers, scientists, musicians, seminars and workshops, co-working, and a ton of other stuff. We're the perfect place for any project that needs space, involves loud or messy equipment (woodworking, soldering, welding, painting), power (we have 120V, 240V, and 3-phase power), or ventilation for fumes (etching, spray painting, varnish, etc).
More importantly, we are an established and ever-growing community. Imagine what we can do when we combine our skills, knowledge, ideas, tools, and materials . . . or see for yourself at our next Open House, every Tuesday evening from 8-11pm.
Maybe you're just starting out? There are always some smart, fun people around the hackerspace to help you learn something new.
We're hackers (thoroughly defined here), which means we create things and we put things together in new and innovative ways. ATX Hackerspace is dedicated to encouraging and promoting technical, scientific, and artistic skills through projects, collaboration, and education by all legal means.
Hours and Events
Co-Op members and patrons are given 24-hour access and may bring up to two guests to the space at any time.
If you'd like to check out the hackerspace at any other time, please join our mailing list and post a message asking someone to be your host. One or two days advance notice is best. You may also ask through our IRC channel and our Forum.
- Start discussions or suggest projects on our Mailing Lists
- Join our Forum to post topics and review past discussions
- Join a live discussion on our IRC channel
- Hang out with us on Facebook and Google+
Contact our Board of Directors for any questions you may have.
ATX Hackerspace's new co-working area provides something new in Austin. Here you have a union of dedicated office space with 24/7 access to cutting-edge protoyping and traditional crafting methodologies. Small business owners, independent professionals, startup companies, or people who just need their own space are a great match with our location, infrastructure and network of fellow innovators.
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