Science Hack Day Eindhoven 2016

header2016This legendary extravaganza of creative inquisitive and pranking approach of Science and Technology is happening in Eindhoven during the weekend of 21 and 22 May 2016.
Young and Eager professionals, engineers, developers, students, artists, designers, hackers, marketeers gather and compete in small teams to win eternal fame, discover their unknown skills, experience the seriousness of having fun together.

Some preliminary inspiration can be found here:

For full information on the program, venue, registration and more keep an eye on the Science Hack Day Eindhoven website.

Make the Future – Art & Science Salon


• Maria Kapteijns – Kunstenaar
• Bauke de Vries – Wetenschapper
met moderator
• Jan Schevers

Donderdag 28 januari 2016 – 20:00 uur – Van Abbehuis

Art & Science Salon 01-2016

De grens tussen kunst en wetenschap is allang niet meer strikt gescheiden – maar waar ligt nu het gemeenschappelijke gebied?
Tot aan de zomer zal in een serie van avonden een aantal kunstenaars en wetenschappers met elkaar in gesprek gaan over hun fascinaties en drijfveren. De avonden hebben ieder een centraal thema waaromheen het gesprek plaats vindt.

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LoraWan Eindhoven Tech & Sensor Workshop

IMG_2736 kl EHV gateways januari 2016 kl The Meetup on Wednesday January 13, 2016 was maybe a historic one. As someone from the participants said: This is the last time we can see the map of Eindhoven with only four Lora Gateways active.

Some 42 people joined and participated in the gathering, listening to updates from local and national communities and pioneers, and indulging in projects of various kind demonstrated by members of the community. From SODAQ demo to Arduino Workshop and custom nodes and gateways.

Jan van Loenen – SODAQ – presented the sensor and node modules and components they developed; core market rural areas around the world where there is need for wireless low power long distance sensor communication.

In Eindhoven the combined power of knowledge, experience and resources is such that we can scale up the deployment of the LoraWan system quite fast.

Here is more information.

Interrupting the City

On January 7, 2016 MAD participated in the launch of this dialogue and debate series, as part of the Cultural Programme during the Netherlands presidency of the EU 2016. See for more information about the overall programme also

Art and design can and does affect society. It puts matters in perspective, reflects, initiates changes, but also comes up with innovative, practical solutions for real problems. In three sessions artists, designers, policy makers, managers, cultural entrepreneurs and researchers discuss the impact of art on a rapidly changing world.

The first dialogue was centralised around the theme set by the new book Interrupting the cityArtistic Constitutions of the Public Sphere (Valiz, 2015) edited by Bax, Gielen en Ieven.

MobiHack – improve the traffic in Heijendaal!

This page will soon be made available in English

Internet of Things – LoRaWAN Tech Workshop

Eindhoven IoT_picture

LoRaWAN Tech Workshop

On Wednesday 9 December MADspace collaborated with Eindhoven Internet of Things and brought the Local Things Network to the next level. We got together, talked and built the latest developments related to Internet of Things.

Everyone got busy tinkering; a number of SODAQ sensors, Arduino’s and sensor components was available.

The time to join forces and connect the city is now, there will be much more LoRaWAN activities in coming time. Join this growing group of developers, hackers, designers to make this bottom up network come alive.

Follow the LoRaWAN-network through this website, and through the MADspace– or Eindhoven Internet Of Things Meetups.

Visit MAD at the FeelGood Market in VDMA

FeelGood in the City

MAD partakes during the coming FeelGood Market of December 18, 19 and 20 in the VDMA Garage. We invite you to the Imagine Your Future-workshop: an activity where children from ages 8- 16 can create, tell and draw their imagined future!

Together kids will be able to co-think and create their creative fantasies about the future, in particular in the field of technology. Artist Korneel Jeuken will draw up the wildest ideas into exciting, super cool pieces of Science Fiction.

There are various crafts and tinkering activities such as Bibberbots.


VDMA Garage, Vestdijk 27, Eindhoven.

Friday: 15:00-21:00 hours, Saturday & Sunday : 12:00 – 18:00 hours.



BrabantKennis presents Trendnacht 2015 : Robots!

Trendnacht Robots background

Robots aren’t Science Fiction anymore and in Brabant robots are used more and more often: in agriculture, in industry and in health care. However, this is just the beginning. MAD emergent art center  the robot society with a workshop during Trendnacht – Trends Night- 2015: ROBOTS!

Robots will not only work for us, but also with us. There is a robot society in the making! We had a Dream Your Future workshop, a dynamic activity where easy accessible high-and low tech robotics was presented.

We had a diversity of simple electronics and robotics-models which showed how easy and impressive this technology is. From toys to modeling and DIY robots you can create in your kitchen: there were numerous nifty robotics subjects.

MAD offers businessmen, polcity makers, creators, innovators students and interested civilians a platform to experience new technologies.


More information? Visit

Hack Glow : Playground for techies


HackGlow is a junior hackathon for youth aged 8-16. The goal is to playfully motivate youth with technology, and allow them to create personal light-projects that are  presented during the Glow-festival.

On Frida 13 November we present the public presentation!
From 19:00 hours till around 21:00 hours the Portiersloge Strijp-S is our showroom for Hack Glow!