Join Chris Gammell, Andrew Sowa, Drew Fustini and many more for the next Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago on Wednesday, February 20th:
Please bring your latest project with you! Anything you’re working on, electrical, mechanical or software works! We want to see the stuff that you’re interested in!
The next Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago is Tuesday, January 15:
Bring all of your holiday gadgets and gizmos! Did you build a blinky Christmas tree ornament? Did you get a new scope from Santa? Did you take apart some toys? Bring it all to the meetup!
We’re trying out a new location for the new year! Come have a pint, show off your latest project and get to know your fellow Chicago tinkerers.
Saturday, September 22nd: 6:00pm – 9:00pm: DIY Content Creators meetup hosted by Make Jagger Where: Mikkeller Brewing NYC, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368 https://www.instagram.com/p/BnuZB5vFlpq/
Here’s a list of meetups that may be of interest to those that are in New York for World Maker Faire week and weekend:
Thursday, September 20th:
Join us on Thursday, September 20th for a special pre-Maker Faire Meetup! Hackaday MakeIt NYC is once again teaming up with our friends at Kickstarter, this time bringing you a night of awesome music hacks, snacks and more!
We’re heading East! Join MatterHackers, Ultimaker, and more community friends to kick off Maker Faire New York at Fat Cat Fab Lab for a discussion on different kinds of “Make” with some of your favorite Content Creators. Pizza, refreshments, and great conversation will be provided! All ages are allowed for this portion of the event.
Join the Hack Manhattan “night crew” for some early morning boardgames. In the city that never sleeps, night owls and insomniacs congregate to draw cards, toss dice, move pieces, calculate odds and bluff opponents.
Friday, September 21th:
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary and our love of cool hardware hacks, join us for a #BringAHack event in the Big Apple! Join BeagleBoard.org for a casual evening of drinks, snacks and hacks at the Leaf Bar the night before Maker Faire New York.
Saturday, September 22nd:
Hosted by Make Jagger
Where: Mikkeller Brewing NYC, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368
It’s Saturday night at Maker Faire NY and Manhattan is…too darn far! So we’re hanging out at the only rooftop bar in Flushing with a gorgeous view of the city skyline.
MatterHackers, BuildTak, and Fillamentum invite you to a casual cocktail meetup just 10 minutes from Maker Faire. Bring your friends and “make” new ones (…see what we did there?) as we celebrate Maker Faire!
Look for our Drew Fustini in purple!
From Roger Cheng on the Hackaday blog:
Emotional Hazards That Lurk Far From The Uncanny Valley
A web search for “Uncanny Valley” will retrieve a lot of information about that discomfort we feel when an artificial creation is eerily lifelike. The syndrome tells us a lot about both human psychology and design challenges ahead. What about the opposite, when machines are clearly machines? Are we all clear? It turns out the answer is “No” as [Christine Sunu] explained at a Hackaday Los Angeles meetup.
When we build a robot, we know what’s inside the enclosure. But people who don’t know tend to extrapolate too much based only on the simple behavior they could see. As [Christine] says, people “anthropomorphize at the drop of the hat” projecting emotions onto machines and feeling emotions in return. This happens even when machines are deliberately designed to be utilitarian. iRobot was surprised how many Roomba owners gave their robot vacuum names and treated them as family members. A similar eruption of human empathy occurred with Boston Dynamics video footage demonstrating their robot staying upright despite being pushed around.