There are two great events happening this weekend in the Twin Cities if you’re a hardware hacking or development geek. The first is Bentfest MN. The three day festival (starting tonight) consists of demos, workshops and concerts all centered around circuit bending, happening right down the street at Intermedia Arts. What is circuit bending? This youtube video describes better than I ever could:
The second thing to check out this weekend is MinneBar. What is MinneBar?
minnēbar is an ad-hoc gathering of technology enthusiasts born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. Participants work together and try to create something exciting by being in close proximity to lots of smart people. Each person contributes in some way by leading discussions, demos, asking questions, or volunteering.
The conference/gathering is going on in St. Paul tomorrow, is totally free, and will feature many sweet demos, workshops and networking opportunities. Brent and I are both planning on attending.