Mitch Altman is San Francisco-based hacker and inventor of intriguing devices that amaze and delight, such as the TV-B-Gone (a one-button universal remote control that is used for turning off television sets in public places), Trip Glasses (a pair of glasses that guide people into a meditative state while they hallucinate beautiful colors and patterns — one of MAKE Magazine’s most popular DIY projects), Trippy RGB Waves kit (interactive waves of colored lights), and the Mignonette Game kit.
Mitch co-founded Noisebridge, a San Francisco hackerspace and co-founded 3ware, a Silicon Valley RAID controller company. He did pioneering work in Virtual Reality at VPL Research, and developed small disk drive technology at Aura. Mitch has written for MAKE Magazine and 2600 Journal. He is currently writing a book to teach total beginners how to make cool things with microcontrollers.
He is the founder of Cornfield Electronics, which manufactures the TV B Gone. When asked about the TV B Gone, Altman stated “TV has become a worldwide epidemic and sadly, a way of life for some people … I’d like people to think more about this powerful medium in their lives.” After the launch of TV-B-Gone Altman gave the company the tagline “Useful Electronics for a Better World”.
Mitch also travels extensively, giving talks, teaching electronics workshops, and visiting computer enthusiast groups and hackerspaces around the world.Submit a booking request for Mitch Altman