Madlabs and Robot Hack Day
Madlab is Manchester Digital Laboratories:
… a 1000 sq. ft. former shop in the Northern Quarter – open Thursday-Sunday from 10am-late (plus other evenings when there’s an event happening).
It’s a space you can get together with like-minded individuals and work on your urban gardening, crochet, hacking, programming, media arts, filmmaking, animating project without worrying that you’re in a library, coffee shop, pub or other unsuitable venue. We know hackers and craftspeople need work space and may need to get down and dirty – we also know sometimes you need a quiet area to present and show works to your peers. We support both activities. And we hope there will be a rich mix of individuals who’ll get out of the usual zones, the knitter talking to the software architect, the cupcake maker scheming with the laser etching builder. We know some good will come of this.
If you’re organising a workshop, meetup, unconference, user group, or knitting circle and want to use the space then drop us a line!
Madlab are hosting Robot Hack Day on the 24th of October, 2009 as part of the Manchester Science Festival. It’s a chance to break apart that disappointing electronic gadget you got last Christmas and create something new and inspiring out of it, to get crazy with solder and a glue gun and bring a bunch of resistors, capacitors and motors to life, and have a laugh while you’re doing it. And there will be Robot Football! I mean, if that isn’t a fun day, what is!
Here’s Madlab’s Dave Mee to tell you more: