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!
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!
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.
Spend some time with the Hackaday Community in your area this weekend. There are more than 100 community organized meetups happening this Saturday for Hackaday World Create Day!
via Get Together and Hack this Saturday at World Create Day! — Hackaday
For this week’s Hack chat, we’re going to be talking all about making a makerspace. These are community hubs where people come together and share resources to bring their inventions to life. It’s not as simple as it may seem. You need insurance, you need a building, you need a landlord who’s cool, and there are a thousand and one things that can go wrong. Who best to steer you through the storm of opening a Hackerspace? Who can you solicit advice from?
Our guests for this week’s Hack Chat are Vaibhav Chhabra, a mech E from Boston University. He spent two years working on an eye diagnostic device, is an instructor at MIT REDX health care innovation lab, and is a founder of the incredible Makers Asylum. Eric Michaud is a Hacker, runner, and author, currently working on Rift Recon, Shellcon, and hackerspaces.org. He has written tutorials on Adafruit, and was a founding member of HacDC before he took off to Chicago and started PS:One.
via Friday Hack Chat: Making A Makerspace — Hackaday
Darcy Neal will lead a workshop in Chicago on building your own synthesizer:
We’ll learn about some of the building blocks of creating a synthesizer using the 4046 VCO and the classic 40106 CMOS ICs. The 4046 is a well documented and powerful IC that can be turned into a modular synth voice with just a few added components. Participants will learn to solder together their own prototyping PCB, build a circuit on a breadboard from a schematic, experiment with sensors, and learn the basics about how to produce custom circuit boards using design software like Kicad and Fritzing. No experience is necessary, but basic electronic knowledge or a strong interest in synths will be helpful.
On Saturday the Hackaday community turned out in force to try something new. The first Hackaday Unconference was held in three places at the same time, and I was in Chicago and was amazed at the turnout and variety of presentations. The image above sums up the concept quite well, everyone shows up ready to…
via The Think Tank at the Chicago Unconference — Hackaday