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

Simple Mechanism Gives Support for SMT Assembly

 on the Hackaday blog:

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Simple Mechanism Gives Support for SMT Assembly

To fight the shakes, you can do one of two things: remove the human, or improve the human. Unable to justify a pick and place robot for the former, [Tom] opted to build a quick hand support for surface-mount work, and the results are impressive considering it’s built entirely of scrap.

It’s just a three-piece arm with standard butt hinges for joints; mounted so the hinge pins are perpendicular to the work surface and fitted with a horizontal hand rest, it constrains movement to a plane above the PCB. A hole in the hand rest for a small vacuum tip allows [Tom] to pick up a part and place it on the board — he reports that the tackiness of the solder paste is enough to remove the SMD from the tip.

Simple Mechanism Gives Support for SMT Assembly

Dublin Knows How to Bring-a-Hack

From  on the Hackaday blog:

Dublin Knows How to Bring-a-Hack

When on the road, we love to stop by a local hackerspace and connect with the hacker community. On Friday, TOG Hackerspace in Dublin, Ireland opened their doors to host a Bring-a-Hack with Hackaday and Tindie.

TOG is a Gaelic word which loosely translates as “to make”. Declan met us for the beer drop and gave us a tour when we returned for the evening event. The building is divided into several different spaces, starting with an entry area that serves as a meeting space, gaming room, and showcase of projects.

Dublin Knows How to Bring-a-Hack

2018 Hackaday Prize: Build Hope. Design the Future

Every year we are inspired by the projects entered into the Hackaday Prize, and we are excited that the 2018 Hackaday Prize season has begun:

This is our global engineering initiative with huge prizes for those hackers, designers, and engineers who want to use their skill and energy to build something that matters. This year, we challenge you to Build Hope. Show the world the amazing ways technology enriches humanity, and that its benefits can be shared by all. There is over $200,000 in cash prizes headed to the most interesting hardware builds of the year. With plenty of room for great ideas, the top 100 entries will each receive a $1,000 cash prize and continue

Have you entered a project into 2018 Hackaday Prize?

 

2018 Hackaday Prize: Build Hope. Design the Future