Archive for June, 2012

Impressions from the Nanode soldering workshop

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I’m really glad to report that this second soldering workshop was a success! Six Nanodes soldered that day and all six worked without any trouble. Six cool tinkerers with soldering experience ranging from “none-at-all” to “I-solder-two-kits-with-my-eyes-closed” came and soldered together the Nanode 5 kits, made a few LEDs blink and connected it to the network. We had the same problem as the first one: not enough time to develop any more sketches than the examples included with EtherCard library.

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Workshop: Solder and hack the Nanode

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The first nanode workshop was a great success, we got to introduce many people to soldering and arduino. But we didn’t get to really hacking the nanodes and we couldn’t see fully working projects. There was not enough time to both solder the kits, interface them with sensors and program them.

We are having a second workshop, as part of the Human Rights Makerlab, taking place during the DMY Design Festival in Berlin. This time the places are limited, and there will be (hopefully) enough time to get the board made and programmed. It’s taking place on Saturday June 9th, from 11:00 to 17:00.

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