Monday, September 14, 2009

New Haven Maker Meetup @ the Eli Whitney

The Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden, CT is hosting a maker meetup on September 23, at 7:30 PM. In case your elementary school American history is a little rusty (because mine was), Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, among other things, and his inventions are credited with helping to drive the US industrial revolution

Museum Director Wm Brown will be giving a talk called Eli Whitney invented MAKE to kick-off this series of maker meetups, especially since the modern-day maker embodies many of the qualities that made Eli Whitney a successful inventor.

What: New Haven Maker Meetup
When: Wednesday, September 23, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Eli Whitney Museum (directions)
915 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 777-1833

How Much: Free
RSVP (preferred):

Like many of the exhibits and events at the Museum, it will be an open forum as well as a hands-on workshop. Bring whatever projects, tools, and parts to hack, experiment, and collaborate with other makers. Or try out projects from the Museum and fellow tinkerers. I'll be bringing some of my favorite gadgets too.

Let me know if you need directions from NYC or Boston as well - jhuynh at gmail. See you there!


Matt said...

count me in!

Matt said...

actually... it just occurred to me that when i was a kid i literally walked past this place on the way to school all the time? i remember you could build these toy soldiers out of wood and metal sticks, and you mounted the heads and stuff manually. i still have one of those soldiers in my collection box of stuff i made before i got my first computer (get computer = stop building anything until 10 years later)