We know you're aware that it's Wuthering Bytes month here at oomlout, and you're likely aware that it's the opening weekend of the UK Maker Belt's most fantastic annual event tomorrow - but are you aware of the delights of the OSHCamp Swap Table?
A new feature of the Open Source Hardware User Group (OSHUG) OSHCamp portion of Wuthering Bytes, the OSHCamp Swap Table - thanks to the suggestion of speaker Michael Kellett - offers attendees the chance to offload surplus electronics and hopefully receive something new and exciting in exchange. We've all got them: old components, parts, and even completed projects that have outlived their usefulness and clutter up desks, drawers, and in extreme cases floor space, but that could inspire an exciting new project from someone with a fresh perspective. Likewise, a device of little interest to its original owner could be just what you need to kick-start something amazing.
If you're attending the OSHCamp weekend at Wuthering Bytes on Saturday and Sunday, we'd encourage you to bring a few bits and pieces of what event co-founder Andrew Back semi-jokingly calls "technotat" to share. Components, circuit boards, even tools - although we'd recommend against trying to get any industrial-scale equipment into the Hebden Bridge Town Hall. Frankly, the junkier the better: the maker movement has a strong ethos of reuse and adaptation, and it's quite likely that you'd find that a device you had long given up on can find a new lease of life.
If you're not already booked in for the OSHCamp weekend at Wuthering Bytes, tickets are still available through our dedicated microsite - but hurry, as the countdown clock is most definitely ticking!