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mitch altman
Works at Cornfield Electronics
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lived in Urbana, IL
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Bunnie Huang knows his shit! He has a new book for any hacker to go to Shenzhen and make their projects into reality. Everything you need to find, evaluate, and purchase parts in the awesome electronics markets in Shenzhen.
https://www.crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi/the-essential-guide-to-electronics-in-shenzhen
A sourcing tool designed to help non-Mandarin speakers navigate the Hua Qiang electronics market.
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While in SF I'm giving an Arduino For Total Newbies workshop.
Monday, 15-Feb, 1pm, at Noisebridge Hackerspace​.
Teaching is free, materials $39. Register:
http://www.outschool.com/activities/a98fcf83-fab4-46ba-9875-785760dc315d
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I'm in Chicago! I'll be at ORD Camp this weekend.
http://ordcamp.com/
It's a time to collect together the best minds to spark new ideas and spread old ideas. People from many different fields, many different walks of life, get together and share, teach, and learn about uniquely interesting topics.
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10-minute video interview with me from Fab Lab Berlin, by Circuit Cellar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwfIfC7rXjg
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I just found out about Hackaday.io, a site for sharing projects. I'm going to try it out. Started a profile there.
https://hackaday.io/maltman23
Co-founder of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco. Inventor of TV-B-Gone remote controls. Pioneer of Virtual Reality.
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There is also https://makerbase.co and http://www.openbuilds.com both worthy contenders.
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My last day in Berlin today. NYC tomorrow, and for the next few days... 
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Tickets for The Eleventh HOPE are now on sale! Get them while you can! 22-24 July, in New York.
https://store.2600.com/products/tickets-to-the-eleventh-hope-preregistration-rate
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6 days visa-free transit in some china cities, starting Saturday:
http://shanghaiist.com/2016/01/27/6_day_visa_free_transits.php
In an announcement yesterday, China's Ministry of Public Security confirmed visa
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I try not to pay attention to "election coverage", or any news (or any media, for that matter), but I couldn't help buy notice this headline yesterday in the NY Daily News.
This and other photos from NYC:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maltman23/albums/72157663507157682
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I visited Adafruit yesterday. Here's Limor & Phil next to their brand new reflow oven. I'll be on "Ask An Engineer" with Limor on Wednesday at 8pm EST.
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Limor & Phil next to their brand new reflow oven at Adafruit Industries New York
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Some places are more interesting than others, though. :)

Most of the hacker tourism here is seeing other hackers rather than, say, seeing real cool artifacts. NYC lacks a real general science museum (London's is amazing), and we have no interesting computer history museums. This is weird given how much of the history of telecoms and even electric power was centered on the NY area.

Oh, and if you ever are in Seattle and can get them to open the place for you (or are there for the short time they're open every week), this place is amazing: http://museumofcommunications.org/
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My photos from Berlin and Bremen are online:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maltman23/albums
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Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Electrical Engineering, 1975 - 1983
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I love tricking people into exploring and doing what they love!
Introduction
Inventor of TV-B-Gone universal remote controls.
Co-founder of Noisebridge (San Francisco hackerspace).
Contributor to MAKE Magazine.
Recipient of the first Maker Hero Award.
Teaches anyone and everyone to solder and make cool things with electronics -- all ages, all skill levels.
Supports hackerspaces worldwide.
Pioneer of Virtual Reality.
 
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  • Cornfield Electronics
    CEO, 2003 - present
  • 3ware
    Senior Engineer, 1997 - 2002
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Urbana, IL - Cambridge, MA - San Francisco, CA - Highland Park, IL - Chicago, IL
Early US hackerspace, still thriving, and still welcoming to all that follow Noisebridge's one rule: Be excellent to each other. Hundreds of cool geeky people visiting every week. Lots of cool people working and playing on lots of projects. Workshops and classes every day. Lots of tools. Always free.
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I've bought thousands and thousands of stickers from Sticker Giant. They do great work. High quality. Decent price. And when they mess up (as everyone does from time to time), they take full responsibility for their mistakes, and take care of everything right away. I recommend them to anyone who wants stickers made. (And everyone should make cool stickers!)
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Yay for London Hackspace!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago