Bye bye OHM2013

Within the next minutes electricity will be turned off on the camp and unfortunately the OHM2013 will be over.

Day 5 has no program anymore, so it’s the departure day.

It was great to be on the camp! We had wounderful camping weather and it was a cool camping area! The best thing about such camps is always the different people from all over the world with their inspiring ideas, projects and experiences they share with each other.

OK, there are a few bad things to tell… unfortunately not all people were as friendly as everyone always used to be on these kinds of events. One night we had no internet anymore due do somebody who has capped the cable. But it got fixed quickly. We hope that these few incidents on this camp were only exceptions and in future we will be able to enjoy our events without such annoying things.

So we keep the good parts in mind and say goodbye to the camp with some pictures from last night.

OHM 2013 kits for sale
More and more soldering kits for sale at the blinkenarea, next time we will provide our kits at the congress.
OHM 2013 bubble
Big soap bubbles.
OHM 2013 burning ohm
“burning OHM” ­čśë
OHM 2013 deco at night
OHM 2013 deco at night.

Goodbye OHM2013!

OHM2013 in concert

Kimiko Ishizaka played Bach and Chopin on a piano for hundreds of nerds. We enjoyed listenig to her. It was a great performance. With this performance she announced her upcoming concert tour which is dedicated to promoting the creation of more public domain scores and recordings.

OHM2013 – Rainbow

Now I’ll prove you that the bulb is really multicoloured:

OHM2013 – Some impressions

Some impressions of the OHM2013 from the BlinkenAreas’ point of view.

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Hope you enjoyed the few impressions of the camp.


Big Bulb @ OHM2013

Here is the result what we announced in our teaser recently. The big bulb now decorates our BlinkenArea tent.┬áDuring daylight you can’t see too much, but I swear it’s mutli coloured! ­čÖé

OHM2013: LEDs on fabric

Today I discovered another guy who does some very nice experiments with LEDs on fabrics. It’s Robert from partfusion.

Here are some of his projects:

He also uses conductive thread like I did for my BlinkenBag. He found a better solution for the eyelets that need to be fixed on each side of the LEDs to wrap the thread around it and fix the LED on the fabric. He used kind of jewelry pearls. He had the same problems that I experienced with conductive thread: high resistance, bad conductiveness at the mounting points. Robert fixed the knots with transparent nail polish! Also a really good idea. I used hot glue to prevent the knots from opening up.

Nice guy and nice work! We aready met him on previous events. Besides the fabric experiments he also develops LED displays by using similar technic like we do. Always a pleasure to chat with Robert and swap ideas on LED projects.

OHM2013 – Spork

OHM 2013 spork finished_small

ohm2013_spork_processThere are so many workshops on the camp. Each one is interesting and exciting and you’d like to join each of them.┬áOne of the most surprising workshop topics you will find in the hardware hacking area. Today I watched how “sporks” are made. It’s a combination of a spoon and a fork in one piece. The left pictures show┬áhow a “spork” is produced.


BlinkenArea @ OHM2013

Here we are at the hacker camp in the Netherlands: OHM2013

You will find us not where we planned to be (area O) but you find us next to the tent T3. The location information on our wiki page is up-to-date and shows you where we are.


Like we always do: also this year we sell many different soldering kits and provide workshops for SMD soldering. Ths year we have something more colourful for you. Just visit us and find out what cool soldering kits there are!