People doing strange things with electricity

Forthcoming events

Dorkcamp, Lake District, 18th-22nd August 2011 -- a weekend of actual camping, jointly organised with other dorkbot groups from around the UK, featuring workshops, presentations and performances.

No regular sheffield events fixed right now, but join one of the mailing lists to stay informed.. And let us know if you have something to present.

Past event

dorkbotsheffield #1 June 2011


Dorkbot is a meeting of people interested in electric/electronic art in the broadest sense; robotics, kinetic art, microcontrollers, interactive art, algorithmic music, The only real conditions are that it is a bit strange and involves electricity in some way. It is really defined by whoever turns up, be it engineers who want to be artists, or artists who want to be engineers, or the otherwise confused.

Dorkbot started in New York, spread to London, and now dozens of cities around the world including several active UK chapters; Bristol, Anglia, Newcastle, Cardiff and Alba (Scotland).

There's a lot of great dorky activities already happening in Sheffield around GIST, access space, lovebytes, interesting north, shacknet and elsewhere. For this reason dorkbotsheffield is just an occasional event.

Get involved! If you're doing something strange with electricity, please get in contact with us at You can also join our discussion mailing list.

If you just want to receive future announcements you can join the announcement only mailing list. For those who are that way inclined, there's also a facebook page.