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People doing weird things with electricity. We meet every 3rd Tuesday.

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October 21st Dorkbot

October 19th, 2014 · No Comments

If you go to Bodiam Castle; you can experience Splash and Ripple’sA Knight’s Peril” by taking an “Echo Horn” around the castle to listen to the echoes in the walls of the castle - and maybe help avert a murder!

Tarim will be talking about the hardware, software, Raspberry Pis and Minirigs that go to make up an Echo Horn.

In the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed on Tuesday 21st October, 7pm for an 8pm start.


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September 16th Dorkbot

September 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Bristol Dorkbot is back after its summer break.  This month, we have:

  • Damon Rand of Clean Energy Prospector (CEPRO) will talk about their latest project, a radio-operated substation energy display that is being trialed in 50 homes in Easton. The Internet of Things display is Arduino Mega based, uses Pervasive Displays ePaper to extend battery life and a long-range, low power radio for communications.
  • Richard Sewell (@jarkman) will be demonstrating The Tune On A Stick - which went down really well at EMF Camp.
  • Nikki Pugh (@nikkipugh) will be showing off a Critter from her Colony project.
  • Beforehand, will be the Botlab AGM (the co-op who look after Bristol Hackspace). There will be a quick review of accounts followed by voting in any new committee members.

7pm Botlab AGM
8pm Dorkbot
Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol


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Dorkbot will be back in the autumn

July 14th, 2014 · No Comments

This month’s speaker had to postpone - so let’s take it as a sign and put Dorkbot on hold until the autumn.

If there’s anyone you’d like to hear at Dorkbot or you’ve got something you’d like to present then get in touch.


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No Dorkbot June 17th

June 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Sorry for the late notice - there’s no Dorkbot on June 17th. Should be back in July.


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May Dorkbot

May 14th, 2014 · No Comments

May’s Dorkbot is Show and Tell hosted by Kaspar.

7.30pm for 8pm, May 20th in the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed.


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Show and Tell - 15th April 2014

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

April Dorkbot will be a Show and Tell hosted by Kaspar.

Come along and show us what you’ve been up to.

In the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed - 7.30pm for 8pm.


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March Dorkbot

March 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Sorry, there’s no Dorkbot meeting this month but we will be back in April.


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Book Hive talk - Feb 18th

February 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dave McGoran and Seb Valade from Rusty Squid will talk and demonstrate the technical details behind Book Hive.

Book Hive is an interactive sculpture created to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of Bristol Libraries, which features 400 animatronic books in the foyer of the main library.

(Or, 400 minus the ones they bring along to Dorkbot for us to examine…)

Tuesday February 18th in the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol. 7.30pm for 8pm start.

In the previous week, they’ll be giving the Pervasive Media Studio Friday Talk on the 14th (but without so much of the techie goodness).


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Show and Tell - 21st January 2014

January 17th, 2014 · No Comments

This month’s Dorkbot is a Show and Tell session.  Bring along any interesting toys you got for Christmas or anything else you’d like to chat about.

7.30pm for 8pm in the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol.


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December Dorkbot

December 9th, 2013 · No Comments

No Dorkbot this December but we will be back in the new year.

Which leaves you free to go to Submergence - back with an all new show on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th.


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