TWSU at The KK Outlet

Tuesday 12th June

This month TWSU is taking over KK Outlet on Hoxton Square in Shoreditch. From June 18th – 23rd we will be in residence as part of their month long event called ‘What’s Next’. What’s Next? looks to uncover what people think about economy, equality, education and digital politics. Each week a different art collective, group of hackers, print- ers and photographers will take over the gallery space and create work.

We are using our week as a chance to bring a range of skills and experiences relating to Technology to the public. We will be partnering and inviting some of our experts and friends to help create some exceptional activities. These will include:

– meetings with an expert – where people can meet with one of our TWSU experts about a problem, idea or thing they what to hack, fix or make with technology.

– two hack and repair days sponsored by our friends at Sugru and in collaboration with The Restart Project. Experts will be on site to fix and modify broken or used technology

– We will host one of our flagship workshops, called the Lumiphone workshop – where people will solder their own musical device.

– We will have live ‘teardowns’ where our geek in residence will take apart and explain how these technologies work, exposing and displaying some everyday technology.

– And finally the week will end with a panel discussion around our activities and about digital politics. Its a fun filled, jam-packed week of tech!

We have also installed a pop up retail kiosk for the month, where we are selling our kits and products. They include the Lumiphone Kit – where people can make their own musical devise with simple soldering; The DIY Speakers Kit – where people can make their own amplifier and speakers out of any material; Sugru – Hacking Putty used to fix or modify anything; USB rechargeable batteries; Arduino; and our two newest kits, theThirsty Plant kit – where you build your own moisture sensor powered by a solar panel to detect when your plants are dry. And our Electro-card kit, using conductive paint to create electronic greeting cards.

All events are free and open to everyone. please register your interest and sign up in advance at twsu.eventbrite.com

Please download our calendar of events for full details and the daily schedule here.