There are two chances to play with Gadgeteer hands-on in the next month, one on each coast of the US. 

This weekend, June 2-3, Gadgeteer will be at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire.  This is a hometown event for the Redmond-based portion of the Gadgeteer team, so we’ll bring as much cool stuff as we can fit in our cars.  It’s at Seattle Center from 10AM to 5 PM each day.  Makers and artists from all over the region will be there showing their creations.  Plus, with talks like “Unwise Microwave Oven Experiments” and “The Tesla Gun”, how can you not go?

At the end of June the Mid Atlantic Developer Expo (MADExpo) will feature sessions and demos on Gadgeteer, the .NET Micro Framework, Kinect and robotics (in addition to software development on a variety of platforms).  There are plenty of hands-on activities for hardware tinkerers at all levels of experience, and a parallel MADKidz mini-conference for kids.  Don’t miss Andrew Duthie’s talk “From Coder to Maker: One software geek's journey to hardware hackery” – it’s very possible that he’ll pull out his Kinect-controlled model helicopter.  MADExpo runs from June 27-29 in Hampton Beach, VA.