H3: Toy Hacking workshop

Welcome! Here are some details about H3: Toy Hacking workshop, the fifth of a series of hardware hacking workshops in London (check out the others on our blog ) , organised by Tinker.it.

This workshop was hosted by Moving Brands.

Press about the workshop:

NPR talks about the workshop on their blog.

Massimo Banzi, CTO of Tinker.it was interviewed by NPR: listen to the interview

Alexandra Deschamps- Sonsino, CEO of Tinker.it on NewsTalk: listen to the interview

Alex also contributed to an article in the New Toronto called Toy hacking as an art form.


Don’t know what to do with those spare toys lying around post-Christmas season? This workshop just might be the thing for you. After a successful Pimp my Gadget workshop in Budapest, we have the pleasure of having Adam Somlai Fisher and Massimo Banzi lead his 2 day fun workshop during which you will be doing some wire bending, learn about basic electronics and hack toys!


12th January 2008 – 13th January 2008.


Moving Brands
59 Charlotte Road



10 AM
- Round table introductions
- Presentation on the History of toy hacking in electronic art
- Components in toys
- Wire bending techniques

Hacking cats & other simple toys.

Drinks at Bar Kick.


-Teams are formed
- Simple planning on participants’ projects
- Feedback session by Adam and Massimo

4 PM
- Presentation of projects to rest of the group 5PM
- Documentation

The aftermath

Check the project videos and pictures of the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra at nick@tinker.it.

Sorry, the event has now sold out.

Registration has now ended.