The rather impressive front of the Templeworks building

Back at the end of March we collaborated with Leeds residents the Jam Jar Collective to take Howduino to the rather impressive-looking Templeworks. Once the largest room in the world, Temple.Works.Leeds has reopened as a cultural venue. Sadly, the once-largest room is still being restored and so we couldn't use it, but there was still plenty of space for us to spread out across.

There was the usual blend of complete beginners and more advanced hackers, and it was good to see some old faces from the first ever Howduino in attendance too. Tim Duckett finished off the panda hacking he started at the first Howduino, and has written about it on his blog.

Alice Kaerast battled through issues with getting Arduino working on Fedora, and shares some code and experiences here.

We had a few visits from Penny Cole, who has done a sterling job in capturing what happened over on the Culture Vulture website, and I'll leave you with a link to a short video of one of the new creations from the weekend - the Ravebot was a wonderful mashup of drawbots and LED throwies.