A workshop series for FLINTA* individuals who are interested in creating small technical projects with the help of great mentors. In these workshops, you can explore programming and prototyping.

My plant swears

May 13th 2023 | Leipzig (fully booked)
September 9th 2023 | Leipzig (fully booked)
November 4th 2023 | Leipzig (fully booked)

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My plant swears

We will help your plant speak using some crazy components, a bit of confetti code, and your own creativity. With this self-built gadget, it will be able to tell you when it needs water all by itself.

In this workshop, you will learn step by step and in a beginner-friendly manner how to make a plant speak or even curse using electronic components, cables, and program code. You will be taught important fundamentals and then actively participate in small groups to create your own version of the cursing plant.

You don't need any prior knowledge or a plant to participate in the workshop.

Are you curious and eager to dive into the topics of electronics, programming, and prototyping? Then we look forward to receiving your registration!


  • Introduction to the use of electronic components
  • Experimenting with components and developing prototypes
  • Writing and executing program code
  • Testing and debugging
  • Creative and technical exchange


  • The workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • After the official part, there will be an opportunity to engage in discussions and get to know the nullaufeins team and other participants better.


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The workshop is a free offering and is funded by the Cultural Promotion of Saxony. Please also refer to the funding guidelines at the end of the page.

What do I need to bring?

  • You will need to bring a laptop and be able to operate it in order to, among other things, install the Arduino software. But don't worry, we will support you with that!

What you should know

  • The course is exclusively aimed at FLINTA* individuals (Women, Lesbian Inter, Nonbinary, Trans, Agender, *) and our Code of Conduct applies.
  • You should be at least 16 years old, and there is no upper age limit.
  • The workshop is designed for absolute beginners, and you do not need any prior knowledge in the field of electronics or programming.
  • We prioritize small group sizes and personal attention, so there will be 4 workshop mentors available for you and a maximum of 9 other participants.
  • If needed, we can provide on-site childcare. Please let us know in the registration if you require this service.
  • As it is a free offering and there are limited workshop slots available, it is important for us to learn about your motivation for participating in the workshop. Please share your reasons and motivations in your registration.
  • Please carefully check if you have the time and availability on the workshop date so that we can reserve your spot reliably.
  • The workshops will be conducted in German. If you prefer another language, please indicate it in your registration. We will try to accommodate your request if possible.

What happens after registration?

You will typically receive an acceptance or rejection notification 2-3 weeks before the workshop date.

Registration deadline: 3 weeks before the workshop date.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I speak German poorly, is participation still possible?

Please indicate your language preference in the registration. We will try to find a solution for you.

Who will lead the workshop?

A group of tech-enthusiastic women who are excited to meet you :-)

I have prior experience in programming but not in electronics. Can I still participate?

We are glad to hear that you have some prior experience. The workshop is designed for individuals who have had no previous exposure to the topic. Therefore, we don't think it would be a perfect fit for you. However, if you're interested in the workshop materials to work on the project at home, please send us a brief message at

Do you provide childcare services?

Please indicate in the registration if you require childcare services. We will do our best to provide childcare if we can get enough sponsorship.

What does FLINTA* stand for?

The acronym FLINTA* encompasses women*, lesbian, inter*, non-binary, trans*, and agender individuals. Self-identification is the determining factor for whether a person belongs to the FLINTA* group.

I am not a FLINTA* individual, can I still participate in the workshop?

Unfortunately, no. We aim to prioritize FLINTA* individuals for this workshop to give them the opportunity to explore programming and electronics. However, we would be happy to provide you with the workshop materials for you to try the project on your own. Please send us a brief message at

I think the workshop concept is great, and I already know how to program. How can I support you?

We are delighted to have more FLINTA* individuals as workshop mentors. Please feel free to contact us at to express your interest.


Participation in the workshop is possible from the age of 16 and above.

Please write a few lines about what you expect from the workshop and why you would like to participate in the workshop.

What prior experience or exposure have you had with programming or electronics?

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We are nullaufeins e.V., and our mission is to inspire people for technical topics. With this workshop, we aim to demonstrate that creativity, fun, and curiosity can drive cool technical solutions. We are looking forward to an amazing workshop with all of you.

the seven members of the core team having fun taking a team photo








Workshop mentors wanted

We are looking for FLINTA* individuals who can support us as workshop mentors. If you have prior experience in programming or electronics, please get in touch with us! Each workshop will have 10 participants, and they will be supervised by 4 workshop mentors. If you're interested, please reach out to us at

Do you have any more questions?

Then simply send an email to

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