I’ve been to a few Howduino events since Adrian McEwen and Thom Shannon started organising + running them and always thought it would be good to get one happening in Leeds. So I nudged them and said we could help out with the organising, funding and arranging.

What?

Howduino is a free Arduino based event – for any skill level. Whether you’re a seasoned Arduinoist or have never seen one before and are just curious – you’re very welcome to bob along to try your hand at a project. You don’t need your own Arduino (but bring yours along if you have one!) – we will have plenty to play with thanks to our friends over at .:oomlout:.

There are some project ideas on the wiki – http://howduino.pbworks.com/w/page/19570370/FrontPage

What’s an Arduino?

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.” More at arduino.cc

We have been using the Arduino platform for a while now and have had a lot of fun with the boards. Howduino events have really helped us out in the past – and we enjoy helping others to learn more about the boards and how to use them.

How/When?

Howduino Leeds will be on 26th + 27th of March 2011 at Temple Works Leeds, 10:00 – 16:00 each day.

More details are available on the Howduino website – http://www.howduino.com/ – and you can sign up for your free tickets here – http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1384169087

Why go?

Howduino events are grand environments for sharing your idea, getting some help on a project you’ve been stuck with for a while, or generally hanging out and learning / working with some new people. You can turn up for a few hours, a day or the full weekend depending on how you feel! You must register on the eventbrite page though – so we can keep track of numbers.

Have a read of my post about the Newcastle Howduino for more of an idea of what goes on – http://stuartchilds.com/2010/07/26/howduino-newcastle/