We’ve been beavering away at OggCamp towers to make this year’s event even more fun and feature-filled, and have some great stuff to announce. We’ve also released some extra tickets, so go and get yours now!
The Moorcrofts Workshop will be situated outside the exhibition area and will be host to some live open hardware demos and workshops. On Saturday, James Hardiman will be demonstrating the Handibot – an open source CNC router. If you’ve got designs you’d like cut and carved in wood, get in touch with HandiBot@FabLabsUK.co.uk to let them know who you are and what you’d like. He’ll also be making these excellent OggCamp souvenir plaques for £1 to cover the cost of materials.
On Sunday, the OpenTRV team will be running a soldering workshop to help you assemble the kits they’ll have for sale on their exhibition stand throughout the event.
A big thanks to Moorcrofts for sponsoring The Moorcrofts Workshop!
The OggCamp party will be taking place on the Saturday night at The Oxford Hotel, in the same room as the scheduled track. There will be a bar, music and a whole load of geeks! Please note that as we’re in Oxford this year, drinks will be a bit pricer than Liverpool.
The party will kick off at 8pm which gives you plenty of time to find something to eat beforehand. The map on the Venue page has been updated to show you where the most accessible restaurants nearby are, and details of how to get there.
Before the party, there will also be a Code Pub taking place for existing or potential Code Club volunteers to meet up and have a chat over a drink. Speak to the folks on the Code Club stand in the exhibition to find out more.
We’ll also be having informal gatherings on the Friday evening for anyone who’s arriving early, and the Sunday evening for hangers on. We’ll announce details of these later in the week.
As ever, we’ll be running a raffle to help raise funds for the event, and give you the chance to win some great prizes. The prizes we’ve got lined up so far include: Books from O’Reilly and Linux Voice’s Ben Everard, OpenTRV kits, Peppertop Comics merchandise, PiBorg goodies and our star prize, an Arduino Robot. If you, your project or your company has something you’d like to donate to the OggCamp raffle, let us know or bring it along to the OggCamp merchandise stand on the day.
Raffle tickets will be for sale from the OggCamp merchandise stand in the exhibition room.