National Hackspace Day 2012

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National Hackspace Day 2012
Date 2012/03/31
Location Club Karlsson
Type Congress

TechInc Open Hackspace Day

Where: Club Karlsson at the [NIMK] building (Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst)
Keizersgracht 264, Amsterdam
Date:31 March 2012, Saturday
Time: 13:00-late

Yes ladies and gents, it's national open hackspace day in Holland. We don't have a space at the moment, so we decided to hire out Club Karlsson again and have another night of talks/beer/people/stuff. This will be advertised widely, and we're expecting alot of people to turn up. There should be a whole host of varied talks


The following people will attend (this is just to get an idea on numbers)

  • Vesna (BecHa)
  • amran
  • Jurre
  • Justa
  • Rop
  • Dorien
  • DrWhax
  • Phicoh
  • Webmind
  • Robert
  • tg
  • DSWM
  • sjaan
  • stef
  • Axel
  • nathan7
  • And loads of other people [citation needed] (last time we had 30 people!)


Club Karlsson costs 100 EUR to rent. Some beer and snacks will be provided. This is all being paid for up front by the organisation.

Suggested Donation of 5 EUR

And with respect to costs, we ask if all attendees can make a suggested donation of 5 EUR for the lightning talks (not the workshop).

General Schedule

Time What do we do?
13:00—19:00 is where we lounge about playing music, singing, educating and generally wondering whats an acceptable time to start drinking @ room #2
18:00—19:00 is where we order pizza and eat @ room #2
19:30—22:00 is where we have lightning talks @ room #2
23:00—late is where we do more lounging etc @ room #2

Download the full schedule: File:20120331NIMK.pdf

Activities for the day


@ Room 1

There will be an arduino workshop running for the afternoon alongside our activites, hosted by Iot/Pachube. Tt is free to attend but there are limited places. see for more details

@ Room 2

General 'on request' workshops; basic electronics, soldering tutorial etc. Come and ask and there should be someone around who knows!

Lightning Talks

@ Room #2

Supershort talks about very diverse subjects lasting anywhere between 2 and 15 minutes. Long enough to peak your interest, short enough to not risk boring you.

Time Who? Subject
15:00 Meg Grant Foldable Circuits
19:30 justa opening
19:50 Rop short wave radio communication
20:00 DrWhax DiRiWa
20:10 Prof. Sand Mountains the proper use of a semi colon, whilst wearing clogs
20:20 webmind something mathy
20:30 justa swedish chef
20:40 Phicoh (long talk)
Simple interfacing or Routing audio and video signals for a volunteer radio/television channel
21:20 Robert compression of information
21:30 iOT air quality egg
21:40 DrWhax ossleaks
21:50 justa real time clock


  • Anita - viscose
  • Anita - mesh-networks

Volunteers / Tasks

Time Name Task
13:00 - 17:00 Becha opening the doors / making tea / doing shopping
17:00 - 18:00 Justa opening the doors
18:00 - 19:00 ? opening the doors
19:00 - 20:00 ? opening the doors
20:00 - 22:00 ? opening the doors
15:00 - 22:00 DrWhax Announcing the talks

?? : collecting donations

Links/Other Information