Bring-a-Hack TONIGHT May 20th at BJ’s San Mateo

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#bringahack Bay Area is TONIGHT, May 20th!  Please join us for this wonderful tradition that Jeri Ellsworth started:

Sunday evening, May 20th, at BJ’s in San Mateo, 6pm to 12am

2206 Bridgepoint Parkway
San Mateo, CA 94404

650-931-2990

Screenshot from 2018-05-15 09-18-16.png Check out last year for some inspiration:

Photos of Bring-A-Hack after Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

 

Bring-a-Hack TONIGHT May 20th at BJ’s San Mateo

Reflowduino: Put That Toaster Oven To Good Use

From  on the Hackaday blog:

Reflowduino: Put That Toaster Oven To Good Use

There are few scenes in life more moving than the moment the solder paste melts as the component slides smoothly into place. We’re willing to bet the only reason you don’t have a reflow oven is the cost. Why wouldn’t you want one? Fortunately, the vastly cheaper DIY route has become a whole lot easier since the birth of the Reflowduino – an open source controller for reflow ovens.

This Hackaday Prize entry by [Timothy Woo] provides a super quick way to create your own reflow setup, using any cheap means of heating you have lying around. [Tim] uses a toaster oven he paid $21 for, but anything with a suitable thermal mass will do. The hardware of the Reflowduino is all open source and has been very well documented – both on the main hackaday.io page and over on the project’s GitHub.

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The board itself is built around the ATMega32u4 and sports an integrated MAX31855 thermocouple interface (for the all-important PID control), LiPo battery charging, a buzzer for alerting you when input is needed, and Bluetooth. Why Bluetooth? An Android app has been developed for easy control of the Reflowduino, and will even graph the temperature profile.

When it comes to controlling the toaster oven/miscellaneous heat source, a “sidekick” board is available, with a solid state relay hooked up to a mains plug. This makes it a breeze to setup any mains appliance for Arduino control.

 

Reflowduino: Put That Toaster Oven To Good Use

Hardware meetup tonight in SF

Hardware Developers Didactic Galactic (HDDG) is tonight at SupplyFrame in San Francisco featuring talks by Roy Jui Liang Hung, Tanya Fish (Pimoroni) and Jason Kridner (BeagleBoard.org Foundation):DdK_YJcVMAAd3oiThis HDDG should be an awesome crowd as makers from all over are in the SF Bay Area this weekend for Maker Faire.

HDDG 30: Pre-Maker Faire Roundup!

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6:30 PM

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

81 Hardware Developers Attending

Enjoy delicious food (that is unlikely to be pizza) and beverages while listening to fascinating technical talks by these crazy and creative engineers. Tanya Fish – Explaining Electronics to the Unitiated Roy Jui Liang Hung – Mastering Animal Mechanics with the 3D Printer Jason Kridner – Simplifying Hardware Design with System-in-Package Tech #HDDG…

Check out this Meetup →

(look for our Drew Fustini in purple)

Can’t make it?  SupplyFrame will have LIVE STREAM starting at approximately 7:00pm US PDT:

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Enjoy delicious food (that is unlikely to be pizza) and beverages while listening to fascinating technical talks by these crazy and creative engineers.

Tanya Fish – Explaining Electronics to the Unitiated
Roy Jui Liang Hung – Mastering Animal Mechanics with the 3D Printer
Jason Kridner – Simplifying Hardware Design with System-in-Package Tech

#HDDG LIVE STREAM –> http://bit.ly/2sPgORW

Tanya Fish (@tanurai) has been working at Pimoroni for the past couple of years, and is on a mission to explain how all their boards work to a wider audience. Hear her discuss the issues of explaining the “invisible magic” to complete beginners at electronics, and how the school system in the UK ill-prepares students for anything beyond building a simple circuit.

Roy is founder of Perkūnas Studio and an artist who’s passionate on tinkering. He first learned about 3Dprint in 2011, teaching himself how to master the machine. He is the most renowned 3DP expert in Taiwan. Roy will be talking about the process he used to make his incredible 3D sculptures, which he will be showing off at Maker Faire this weekend. He will even bring one of them to HDDG!

Jason Kridner is the co-founder and board member of the BeagleBoard.org foundation, and spends a lot of time defining strategy for growing open platform ecosystems. Jason will be talking about simplifying hardware design with system-in-package technology.

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.

We’re looking forward to seeing you Thursday, May 17th, at 6:30p!
~Jasmine, Stephen, Sophi, Matt, and Alek

Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)

Hardware meetup tonight in SF

Bring-A-Hack is Sunday, May 20th, at BJs in San Mateo

Screenshot from 2018-05-15 09-12-05

#bringahack Bay Area is this Sunday evening, May 20th!  Please join us for this wonderful tradition that Jeri Ellsworth started:

Sunday evening, May 20th, at BJ’s in San Mateo, 6pm to 12am

2206 Bridgepoint Parkway
San Mateo, CA 94404

650-931-2990

Screenshot from 2018-05-15 09-18-16.png Check out last year for some inspiration:

Photos of Bring-A-Hack after Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

 

Bring-A-Hack is Sunday, May 20th, at BJs in San Mateo

Dorkbot PDX is tonight at Crtl-H PDX hackerspace

Didn’t get enough hardware hacking fun at Teardown this past weekend? Dorkbot PDX is 7:00pm TONIGHT (Monday, May 14th) at Ctrl-H PDX hackerspace!

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DorkbotPDX

The address for Ctrl-H is:

7608 N Interstate 
Portland, OR 97217 

Check out the Meetup event page for more information and look for our Drew Fustini in purple!

Dorkbot Meetup

Monday, May 14, 2018, 7:00 PM

CTRLH – PDX Hackerspace
7608 N Interstate Ave Portland, OR

2 Hackers Attending

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it’s code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear …

Check out this Meetup →

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity.

Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time.

Whether it’s code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance.

We’ll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

 

Dorkbot PDX is tonight at Crtl-H PDX hackerspace