NodeBots Day Melbourne
Saturday, 12 October 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (AEDT)
Build web controlled things.
Play with hardware.
It doesn’t matter whether you are totally new to hardware, Internet of Things and robotics or have been creating killer droids since you were a kid, you’re more than welcome to join us for the day and participate.
You’ll learn, explore new topics, meet new people and have loads of fun while doing it.
On October 12, come and join designers and developers from around Melbourne for a day of exploration, hacking and fun.
Who should attend?
Anyone who is interested in designing or building web connected physical things.
Do I need to be a developer?
What do I need to bring?
Yourself firstly and a willingness to learn and explore.
Bring your laptop and if you’ve got any hardware that you’ve been playing with (Arduinos, Robots etc) then you’re more than welcome to bring them too. If you’re totally new to hardware then thanks to the lovely folks at NICTA, we’ll have some ED1 boards to play with. We’ll also have some other components provided that you can use too.
If you want to take the plunge, then Freetronics’ Experimenter Kit comes highly recommended.
For those that are very brave we’ll have a “NodeBot Kit” being released shortly with a list of components you can get and we can build it on the day.
What will we do?
We’ll kick off the day with a few unconference style presentations to groups depending on your familiarity and from there we’ll dive into getting you up and running with Johnny-Five and building your first “thing”. After that it’s up to you - get into a group with others or hack away solo. Our friendly volunteer experts will be there to give you a hand.
We’ll provide you with a space to play, power, WiFi and Internet access as well as some lunch through the day and drinks at the end. We’ll have plenty of components like LEDs, small servos and some other bits of kit that you can use to build things with.
Can I bring my kids? Is this a child appropriate event?
Children are more than welcome to attend and there are already some going to be there on the day aged between 7 - 12. The day isn't being specifically aimed at children and as parents we know that keeping them interested for a whole day can be a challenge - but if anything is going to do that it's going to be blinking lights, moving robots and helping out.
If you have any questions about suitability, please get in touch and we'll be more than happy to chat about it.
Who’s doing this?
Jared Wyles (@rioter) dared to dream of NodeBots in Australia and got things started. Andrew Fisher (@ajfisher) is herding the cats. York Butter Factory are providing you with a space, WiFi and power. ThoughtWorks will be helping to feed you and NICTA will be providing you some equipment to play with to get you to your first “Hello World” of hardware.
Andy Gelme (Melbourne HackerSpace - @geekscape), Hadi Michael (Builder of robots - @hadi_michael) and Mark Dalgleish (JS magician - @markdalgleish) are providing their expertise on the day.
What’s it cost?
It’s only $20 which goes towards catering and additional hardware.
When & Where
NodeBots Day Melbourne has now sold out - less than a week after we opened up registration!
It's great to see so much enthusiasm for physical hardware and web technologies in Melbourne and we are really looking forward to a fun day of hacking, learning and meeting new people.
If you've missed out then get onto our waitlist. If tickets become available then we'll be able to notify you when they do so you can snap them up.
Thanks for your support!