I’m going to spread the rumor now:
Dorkbot 33! Monday, January 30 from 7-10pm!
We need a few good presenters. Contact Dustin the Dorkbot Overlord if you’d like to present a project.
Fellow Dorkbotters, the holidays are upon us! Come and celebrate the end of a great year in the Land of the Dorks at the 32nd Dorkbot Austin on Monday, December the 12th at 7p. We’ll be hosted by the newest Austin hackerspace, Make ATX, located at the pump project art complex in SE Austin. We are currently putting together our lineup of presenters for the evening, if you have something you would like to show off, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
- December 12th
- 7p – 10p
- 1109 Shady Lane
- Austin, TX 78721
And then! If you aren’t completely partied out, join your Dorkbot Overlords the following evening as we mix and mingle with the Austin web community at the Austin Web Bash! Hosted by the hottest web and tech groups around town with a sizable bar tab being picked up by some very generous local companies, it will be the dorkiest place to be on December 13th. The event is happening at Buffalo Billiards at 6th and Brazos, from 7p – 9p. Admission will cost you one canned food item, benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank. Full details available at http://www.refreshaustin.org/bash/, and you can RSVP on the Facebook event page so they have a rough idea of the headcount.
We hope to see everyone on the 12th, and we wish the happiest and dorkiest of holidays to those who can’t make it.
Dorkbotters! All Hallow’s Eve is nearly upon us! Come celebrate Halloween LED ingenuity with us next Monday, October 24th from 7-10pm
at the Austin Hackerspace (1601 Rutherford Lane, A200, Austin TX 78754).
We have on tap:
Chase Hammock and his Electric Surfboard
The MakeATX Crew
The Freedom Towers of OccupyX
Treats and Libations!
Prizes for DIY costumes!
And much more!
As ever, we welcome your projects, big and small, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something you’d like to show
Fellow Dorkbotters! The long hot summer is coming to a close and soon it will be safe to venture outside of our climate controlled homes for extended periods of time! As such, it is time for us to get together and show off our summer projects! This event will be a bit special, as we have been invited into the TACC Visualization Lab (http://www.tacc.utexas.edu/resources/visualization/#overview) on UT’s campus where we will get to see the completed Blackboard 2.0 first shown off on paper at Dorkbot27 back in January. We are still looking for a couple more presenters, so if you’ve got something you’ve been itching to show off, please get in touch with us at email@example.com. Since we will be inside a high-end visualization lab, it is probably best to leave any projects involving flame or slime for another meeting, but any other types of projects would be welcomed.
Monday, September 26, 2011
TACC Visualization Lab on UT Campus
Dorkbot is, as always, a FREE event. Hope to see you there!
Come to Dorkbot 29 tonight from 7-10pm at ATX Hackerspace (1601 Rutherford Lane). Katie Kizziar will be showing off her Savonius Wind Turbine and Jeff Keyzer will be talking about his latest collaborative comic book effort called Soldering is Easy.
Thanks to the wonderful folks at ATX Hackerspace for hosting Dorkbot this month!
There will be beer. And Dorkbot t-shirts. See you there!
You can rest easy knowing that these fine folks will be representing the best of Dorkbot at this year’s SXSW event on 3.11.11. Still a few spots open for Dorkbot members to RSVP on Facebook & get in for free!
- John Ganotis
- Nick Pinkston
- Christian Miller
- Jeff Keyzer
DIY Wifi Internet Radio
- Phil Macnutt
- Martin Bogomolni
- Inga Marie Carmel
- Matthew Bey
- Professor Conrad
- Philip Wheat
- David Mitchell
Giant Dippy Bird Sculpture
- John P. Funk
The Quest for the Dark Planet
- Brandon Wiley
- Jeff Valentine, Jr.
Oscar, the Trash Collecting Robot
- Free Culture @ UT
UT Student Group
- Chien-Liang Fok
Pharos Lab, ECE Department, UT Austin
- Cruz Monrreal
UT IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
- Danny Miller
Candle-Powered Thermoelectric LED Lighting
- Mickey Delp
Radio Shack Challenge
- Craig Newswanger
Radio Shack Challenge
- Carlos Santiago
Electronics is Fun
- Steve Egesté & Eric Blount
- Sharon Cichelli
Arduino powered housewares & crafts
- Gray Mack
Build a game in 2 weeks or less
- Jon Kelly, Tim Fredlund
MAME Arcade Cabinet
- Bob Comer
Robotics at ACC
- Justin Jordan
- Jacob Shiach
Citizen Science Quarterly & DIYbio-Houston
- Joey Daoud – Director
Bots High Documentary
Pre-party entertainment from Brooklyn indie rock/freak-folk ensemble, GhostGhost.
Pre-party games from our sponsor, QRANK.
Intermission entertainment from ArcAttack.
On-site t-shirt printing from the Sanctuary Printshop’s Bitchin’ El Camino
Yes, that time of year is upon us. SXSW Interactive time. Which also means it’s time for the biggest Dorkbot of the season. Dorkbot 28 will be a split-bill event with Ignite Austin.
Join our Facebook Group and you could get free entry to the event!
In this Ignite we’ll ask 16 experts in their fields to look ahead 10 years and help us understand how our everyday lives will be affected by advances in technology and society. 16 presenters, 5 minutes and 20 slides each. They’ll enlighten you but pay attention – it goes fast!
Dorkbot will have over 25 of our Hacker Science Fair booths set up around the concert hall. Robots, hacked synths, microcontroller magic, sci-fi movies in miniature, Amish tech and more!
Brooklyn band Ghost Ghost will perform from 6-7pm and throughout the evening as our 31st Century House Band.
Ignite and Dorkbot t-shirts for sale at the event. Printing provided by Sanctuary on-site printing in their bitchin’ El Camino. Bring your own cotton or cotton/poly shirt to print on for a 50% discount off the shirt price!
The first 200 Dorkbot Facebook Group members to RSVP to our Facebook event will get on the guest list and get in free! That’s a $6.11 savings! Once those spots run out (which they do every year), you’ll still be able to attend the event without a SXSW badge. Click here for the Facebook registration (must be a Dorkbot Austin Facebook Group member to RSVP) or here for the Eventbrite registration if all the Facebook RSVPs are taken.
Ignite/Dorkbot @ SXSW
2021: Vision of the Future
Friday, March 11, 2011, 6-10pm
Austin Music Hall [google map]
208 Nueces Street, Austin TX 78701
Hey, you! Dorkbot Austin is looking for people to fill the following roles at SXSW this year. The event is at Austin Music Hall on 3.11.11 from 6-10pm.
- Booth presenters - Show off your latest project to a gaggle of excited partygoers. 17 positions left to fill and time is running out!
- Ignite speakers – Only 16 of the best and brightest at SXSWi will present on the top of 2021: Vision of the Future. Apply to be a speaker at igniteaustin.org.
- Sponsors – Where would we be without you? Broke, laying in a gutter, drowning our sorrows in a 40 of Mickey’s, that’s where. Sponsorship levels for this year’s event are:
- $500 – Dork
- $1000 – Mega-Dork
- $2500 – Uber-Dork
- $5000 – Manager
I’ll be the first to say that if your company donates at the $2500 level or above, I will gladly volunteer my time from 7-9pm as the main target in the Dunk-A-Dork booth. Interested in any of that stuff? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.