Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire this Saturday, May 5th

We are proud to be a sponsor of Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire 2018 this Saturday, May 5th, at Carl Schurz High School:

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Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire

the first and largest officially licensed Maker Faire in the Chicagoland area. We are a local, grassroots celebration of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) spirit in Chicago, focusing on education across all ages and social groups. Our makers represent a mix of beginners and experts, hobbyists and professionals, groups and individuals, and all ages, backgrounds, and interests. With a shoestring budget and only a dream, our inaugural Mini Maker Faire in April, 2012 was a smashing success thanks to the 50+ makers who shared their talents in 3D printing, robotics, jewelry making, and urban farming, just to name a few. Now with close to 100 makers, we’re still growing. Come
experience it for yourself!
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Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire this Saturday, May 5th

ATTiny wearable by Facelesstech

tl;dr It’s a foundation for a wearable platform. It’s a Nato watch strap threaded through a PCB with a coin cell battery holder between the PCB and the strap. I’m using a Attiny85 this time around but could be used for most chips/dev boards. This is a proof of concept to iron out any problems […]

via Attiny wearable — Facelesstech

ATTiny wearable by Facelesstech

Ada Lovelace Fellowship deadline is April 30th

The application deadline is Monday, April 30th, for the Ada Lovelace Fellowship to attend the 2018 Open Hardware Summit:

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Ada Lovelace Fellowship

The Ada Lovelace Fellowship was founded in 2013 prior to the annual Open Hardware Summit at MIT by Summit Chair Addie Wagenknecht and OSHWA Director Alicia Gibb as a way to encourage women,  LGBTA+ and/or other minorities in open technology and culture to actively participate and foster a more diverse community within open source.

For the sixth year, we are excited to offer up to ten Open Hardware Fellowships to members of the community which includes a $500 travel stipend and entrance to the Open Hardware Summit.

By offering the annual travel and summit conference assistance to community members,  the Open Source Hardware Association hopes we as a community can encourage more women, LGBTA+ and/or people of color to participate in open source. We have many strong leaders and speakers in our field and we personally want to continue the trend upward.

Ada Lovelace Fellowship deadline is April 30th

KiCad crash course this weekend

Learn how to design boards in KiCad this Saturday, April 28th, with Michael Welling:

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One day KiCad Crash Course

We’ve asked Michael Welling of Qwerty Embedded Design to come to Reno to drop some knowledge on KiCad, an open source and multi-platform schematic capture and PCB layout tool. Michael uses KiCad for some of his famous designs such as LoFive, PocketBone, and BaconBits. Space is limited and you should have some basic electronics and CAD skills under your belt already to make the most of this unique opportunity.

This event will be recorded and live-streamed to the GroupGets YouTube channel

One day KiCad Crash Course

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018, 9:30 AM

Innevation Center
450 Sinclair Street Reno, NV

24 Members Attending

We’ve asked Michael Welling of Qwerty Embedded Design to come to Reno to drop some knowledge on KiCad, an open source and multi-platform schematic capture and PCB layout tool. Michael uses KiCad for some of his famous designs such as LoFive, PocketBone, and BaconBits. Space is limited and you should have some basic electronics and CAD skills under …

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Time:
9:30am – 12:30pm
Break
2:00pm – 5:00pm

What to Bring:
If you would like to follow along bring a Laptop with KiCad installed

Links
Syllabus (https://bit.ly/2Fhjvgk)
KiCad EDA (http://kicad-pcb.org/)
Michael Welling (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mwelling/)
Qwerty Embedded Design (https://groupgets.com/manufacturers/qwerty-embedded-design)
LoFive (https://github.com/mwelling/lofive)
PocketBone (https://github.com/mwelling/pocketbone-kicad)
BaconBits (https://www.hackster.io/mwelling/baconbits-f09ee9)

KiCad crash course this weekend

Hardware meetup this Thursday in SF

The next  Hardware Developers Didactic Galactic (HDDG) is this Thursday, April 26th, at SupplyFrame’s office in San Francisco:

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HDDG 29: Game Night!

Enjoy excellent yummy food and beverages while listening to talks by these game designing engineers.

Richard Hogben – Mixed Reality Smartphone Game
Adelle Lin – Multiplayer Games in Public Spaces

HDDG is excited to host Adelle Lin this month. Adelle Lin (http://touchtech.io/ and http://adelleninja.com/) recently moved to San Francisco from New York and is an engineer at Intel. A lover of indie-games, she started building hardware so that she could create games that connect people in space. She has worked on projects shown at Paris Fashion Week, Play NYC, Come Out and Play, PlayTimesSquare, AR World Expo, Burning Man, and Maker Faire.

Developing games for public spaces is challenging and even more so when you introduce hardware components. Adelle will talk through various options to consider through the lens of games that she built for PlayTimesSquare (Symphonic Picnic) and PlayNYC (Star Catcher VR) – networking, hardware specs, interfaces, installation.

We are equally excited to welcome Richard Hogben (https://hackaday.io/rich ). Richard Hogben lives in San Francisco and works as a front end engineer at Supplyframe. His previous projects include a flying Hasselblad medium format film camera. Richard is currently organizing a project on Hackaday.io to build and assemble an Open NSynth Super synthesizer.

At HDDG, Rich will talk about a recent game that he designed and presented at the Hackaday Superconference. The game is called Pinned, and it is a mixed reality smartphone game with Unreal Engine and SteamVR room scale tracking.

After the talks, there will be demos, community announcements, and socializing. If you’d like to give a 2 minute demo/ community announcement, please see the organizers when you arrive to get set up.

A community announcement includes looking for a project partner, a job, offering a project/ job, the announcement of your startup launch, your Crowdfunding pitch, etc

HDDG 29: Game Night!

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018, 6:30 PM

Supplyframe / Hackaday San Francisco Office
500 3rd Street, Suite 230 San Francisco, CA

44 Hardware Developers Attending

Enjoy excellent yummy food and beverages while listening to talks by these game designing engineers. Richard Hogben – Mixed Reality Smartphone Game Adelle Lin – Multiplayer Games in Public Spaces HDDG is excited to host Adelle Lin this month. Adelle Lin (http://touchtech.io/ http://adelleninja.com/) recently moved to San Francisco from New York and…

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Hardware meetup this Thursday in SF

PCB Artwork Hack Chat Transcript

The transcript has been posted from the Hack Chat last Friday with Andrew Sowa about Circuit Board artwork:

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PCB Artwork & Photo Conversions Hack Chat Transcript

PCB Art is likely as old as the manufacturing process itself. It has evolved over time from engineers hiding easter eggs in wasted space to whole companies devoted to the intricate authentic design. Andrew has created his own style by using each layer of the PCB to make multi-color images from computer generated designs.  In this chat he will talk about his process of turning photos into PCBs as well as tricks to getting high resolution results with KiCad.

 

In this chat, we’ll be talking about PCB artwork:

  • Bitmap to SVG Converstion (Inkscape and Illustrator)
  • Kicad Footprint creation
  • PCB Fabrication Limits
  • Backlighting
  • Halftones
PCB Artwork Hack Chat Transcript

Robotics Module Challenge: Build Robot, Win Prizes

Brand new today, we’re going to go all in with the Robotics Module Challenge! This is the newest part of the 2018 Hackaday Prize which is only six weeks old, and already we’ve seen almost six hundred incredible entries. But a new challenge means a fresh start and a perfect time for you to begin your entry. This…

via Robotics Module Challenge: Build Robot, Win Prizes — Hackaday

Robotics Module Challenge: Build Robot, Win Prizes

This Is Your Last Chance To Design The Greatest In Open Hardware

This is the last weekend to get in on the Open Hardware Design Challenge, the first challenge of the 2018 Hackaday Prize. We’re looking for the boldest idea you can come up with. We want to see the beginnings of the next great bit of Open Hardware, and this is your chance to do it.…

via This Is Your Last Chance To Design The Greatest In Open Hardware — Hackaday

This Is Your Last Chance To Design The Greatest In Open Hardware