Zen and the art of soldering …
This Friday, we were able to inaugurate our newly completed class space with a most auspicious visitor — Mitch Altman!
PJ, Brendan, Robert et al were working until the wee hours the night before making sure that the space was ready to rock — and it was — literally.
Mitch arrived a bit before the appointed time, snapped a few photos, schmoozed, chowed down some local Chinese food etc. and, while documenting our stash of Elephant Heads,
Even this Diavolino was glad to see Mitch
anointed Hive76 as the most organized hacker space he’s seen. Quartermaster Brendan took appropriate pride in the observation.
Mitch basically talked about the Maker/Hacker movement in general, showed some of the kits that were keeping him company on the train, and weaved it all in a thematic web reminiscent of Arlo Guthrie’s is-this-guy-rambling-no-holy-shit-he’s-a-genius-because-it-all-makes-sense-in-the-end style.
After that, everyone bought a kit or two and lost themselves in the task of soldering. I don’t know whether it’s the solder fumes or just the act of soldering itself, but I felt pretty good at the end of it all.
The new space is completely awesome and turned out to be nearly perfect for the event. Hats off to Brendan, Robert, PJ and Jordan!