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Hardware Mixxer-Up: Bring Old Laptop Back to Life

  • Thu, June 09, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • MIXXER | Flex Space 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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  • STUDIO: Flexspace | Computer Lab | Tech Lab
  • LEVEL: All
  • Instructor: Michael Wharton of Wharton Computer Consulting
  • Audience: Makers of any age*

This is Hardware Mixxer-Up through MeetupHardware zealots that like to design, build and show off their hardware projects. It can be any type of hardware including IoT devices, Raspberry Pi, Arduinos, Computer builds, Keyboards, 3D printers, robotics and anything. Recently some hardware zealots have showed off their e-bike and electronic gimbal at local meetup. We will meet the second Thursday night of each month at 6:00 PM at the Winston Salem Mixxer.

Each month there will be a key project for group to participate in.

In this Hardware Mixxer-Up we will find and take an old laptop and rebuild them using a Linux Operating System. Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Kali Linux or any distro that may be interesting at the time. Even windows trial version is an option.

Come on down and explore what's inside and how it works. We have a laptop to demonstrate but feel free to bring YOUR laptop!

If you have hardware project that you would like to share or collaborate on, please come by and discuss.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Michael Wharton is the founder of Wharton Computer Consulting in Winston-Salem. Michael has been an independent software consultant for over past 30 years, specializing in project management, software development, Office 365, Machine Learning and Quantum Processing. Awarded MVP (Microsoft Valuable Professional) for 7 years in a row! 

*Makers under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email with any questions or comments.

Workshop must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 

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1375 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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