Next Saturday, January 23, the Node will be celebrating. I think we are celebrating about six months at our current location, but sometimes it seems like we are celebrating the invention of beer.
Starting at noon, we will have Mitch Altman, probably most well-known for inventing TV-B-Gone, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places, but also a co-founder of Noisebridge, a way cool San Francisco hackerspace. He has parts for a bunch of different projects, including TV-B-Gone, Brain Machine, LEDcube, Trippy RGB Waves, Mignonette Game, and others. More info is on the “maker faire” tab on his website. Everyone can choose the project that most intrigues them. The cost of his parts are between $10 and $30, depending on the project. Bring your own soldering iron, wire cutters, helping hands, and solder if you have them. If you do not have these things, we will try to provide them. We have numerous wire cutters and some solder, but the status of our soldering irons is a little sketchy. And one of our helping hands is maimed and is now only a single helping hand.
Sometime after this, we will have the party where we celebrate beer. If you are coming, please bring some sort of finger food with enough to serve about 10. It is perfectly acceptable to bring chips and salsa or soda. If your item is more complicated and needs serving plates or little drink stirrers with pink flamingos, please bring those.
Please leave a comment if you plan on attending. Let us know what you are bringing and what you may need.