They say the future is in the hands of the makers, the creators. Hackers are the digital makers and creators and they now have a whole range of new tools to build things with from tiny electronics to minicomputers, from Raspberry Pis to Arduinos and many others you won’t have heard of. They are all out there ready to be wired into whatever you want them to be and programmed to make them do what you want them to do. But where do you start if you want to make a web-connected thermometer, a simple robot, an energy saving light or a weather aware window? This is where HackWimbledon wants to illuminate.
HackWimbledon is meetup at the Wimbledon Tech Campus in the centre of Wimbledon. The first event is Saturday March 1st where we’ll be introducing people to the many tiny computers that can power their plans - and if you haven’t got a plan, don’t worry, it’s great fun to play with these devices too. Our resident curator, @codepope, will be there to show the various gadgets you can bend to your will. HackWimbledonruns from 11am to 4pm. If you want to take part, turn up. If you want to hack, bring a laptop. We’ll have some boards to play with and assistance to get you going.
After this, we’ll be having the a once-a-fortnight Saturday all-day meetups, some themed, many crowd-sourced, all with the aim of supporting you and the hacking and creating community. So come along and join in - you too can make, create and illuminate at HackWimbledon!