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Arduino Jam Belgium Answered

Come to the first Arduino Jam @ Timelab Ghent Belgium.

From 3 february to 5 february you can join to jam with your arduino. With a maximum of 30 makers, we are going to make a few crazy projects. We don't know yet, what kind of crazy stuff you can come up with. 
48hours of sleepless Arduino fun. 
The Timelab is a fully equipped fablab with 3D printers, lasercutters and much more of tools you don't have at home. So subscribe here and join our quest for the most crazy arduino project of 2012.

All the projects will be documented on instructables and the winner will go home with lots of arduino shields. 
You can find the links to the 7 projects here.

Thx to our sponsors:



Great event!

I had only time for a very short visit this sunday early afternoon, but I was very impressed by the creativity and skills at work.

Thanks for the tour.

Do carry on!

Thx, for the visit.

We are already planning other Jams for the future.

It was the best event I've known so far! And NOT because me and ,y companion have won.
Great idea, nice people!
Thanks to all organisators and sponsors!
Do it again1 ;-)

For all the people who have difficulties to be there at Friday, we also do a startup at Saturday. It will be limited to 6 people.

Damned why don't I know a lick of arduino?! This would be perfect! A place in Belgium which is the closet thing to a living hacker space I found...

Arduino is easy to learn, its been 4 days since I got mine and I'm already making things like this thing that shows a value on an led display based on how much you turn a potentiometer, I'm trying to find out what it could be used for instead of a pot, maybe a really cool sensor of sorts.

How did you get started? What inspired you? I'm in the same boat I have an arduino uno and was wondering what to do.

Well, I saw the arduino at radioshack and since it was there and I didn't want to buy online, I just couldn't say no to buying it. But since I knew nothing about it, I also saw a book at radioshack and bought that, it's been real useful.

Hi Michel,

What exactly do you mean by your last sentence? Have you not been able to find the Belgian hackerspaces or are they not alive in your opinion?


Can't really find any near my location. I live half of the time in Leuven half of the time in Bilzen (Limburg).

I know of one in Brussels but other then that not really no... Any help would be appreciated :) I'm going to the introduction class tomorrow in Gent though :)

Leuven has a fablab, sadly only for KUL studends. http://fablab-leuven.be/
Limburg is way behind with the hackerspaces and fablabs.

We besides hackerspace Brussels there are also good Hackerspaces in Ghent (Whitespace http://0x20.be) and Antwerp (http://we.voidwarranties.be)

I have it from a very reliable source that there is now also a FabLab in Genk. I have however never been there and I haven't found it's online presence yet either. So it's probably also closed to students from some school out there.

To everyone in Belgium...if this contest gets a lot of interest, might not be a bad idea to speak with the sponsors about a more permanent arrangement for a lab like this. Hacker space all year round!

The arduino Jam is not connected to any fablab or hackerspace.
We got the idea when we attended the global game Jam in Antwerp in 2011 and won the local competition with a arduino project. (https://www.instructables.com/id/ElectroFried-electronic-shock-game/)
It then came cleare to me that you can build something cool within 48hours.
This will be the testcase for more jams in the future. And like you said, when there will be intrest we can try to expand.
But first we need to Jam.

There's actually something like this in Ghent already, called "whitespace" (http://0x20.be). It's a hackerspace community.
I don't think it's sponsored though.

Hey does anyone know of any arduino or eletronics groups in Christurch, Canterberry, New Zealand. I wantto join one after school.

Don't forget to take your provigil!

Go to Meetup.com and start your group for about $150. I plan to start one in the New York area if anyone is interested,Email me

I was at the introduction class yesterday at timelab Gent and I can surely advice it! immediatly became a member so they can expect to see me back :) Really great people and I look forward to make my projects there and sharing them on instructables :)


6 years ago

Of all places this takes place in my very city !!
I'll so be there :-)


6 years ago

To bad that it is the same time as the Toy-Fair in Germany :(

I'm so confused what is all this about.

it wold be cool if thay had a computer there that had scype on it soo i can take part. i wish i could go but i live in arizona

Good luck, can't wait to see the results. Sounds like a blast.

I'm so sad :-( I can't make it...I have school! Oh well.

Could you host another one this summer? I am going to Europe then and would be able to attend because a short stop couldn't hurt my schedule too much...

Just saw you guys have an introduction class to arduino. I'm going to attend that one! :D This is awesome thanks for putting this up, I would have never found that site in my life if you hadn't directed me to it!

This sounds brilliant - It's a shame I can't make it, since Belgium is so close to the UK.