Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago on February 20th

Join Chris Gammell, Andrew Sowa, Drew Fustini and many more for the next Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago on Wednesday, February 20th:

February 3H Chicago Meetup

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019, 6:30 PM

Ballast Point Brewing Chicago
212 N Green St Chicago, il

9 Members Attending

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! Helen Leigh, author of “The Crafty Kids Guide to DIY Electronics” [1] will be in town for this event. She and Drew are setting up the first 3H events outside the US (in Germany and Wal…

Check out this Meetup →

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!

dp7ftawxcaekh49.jpg

Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago on February 20th

Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago for January 2019

Screenshot from 2018-12-24 09-50-52

The next Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago is Tuesday, January 15:

January 3H Chicago Meetup

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.

January 3H Chicago Meetup

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019, 6:30 AM

Ballast Point Brewing Chicago
212 N Green St Chicago, il

4 Members Attending

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.

Check out this Meetup →

 

Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago for January 2019

Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago is Wednesday, October 10th

safe_image (1)

The next Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago is Wednesday, October 10th, at Haymarket Pub!

Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018, 6:00 PM

Haymarket
737 W Randolph St Chicago, IL

12 Members Attending

This group is based upon the idea that you are interested in hanging out and discussing hardware. Please bring a piece of hardware to show off or talk about. Are you interested in hardware, but you haven’t built anything yet? Show off software you have built! Or come prepared to talk about the projects you want to build. There are no organized talk…

Check out this Meetup →

This group is based upon the idea that you are interested in hanging out and discussing hardware. Please bring a piece of hardware to show off or talk about. Are you interested in hardware, but you haven’t built anything yet? Show off software you have built! Or come prepared to talk about the projects you want to build.

There are no organized talks, it’s literally a show and tell at a bar or restaurant. In case you missed it two paragraphs ago, bring hardware. Seriously, just bring anything to talk about 🙂

Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago is Wednesday, October 10th

Maker Faire New York meetups this week

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:

6:30pm – 8:30pm: Kickstarter x Hackaday: HACK TUNES

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!

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Pre-Maker Faire Meetup at Fat Cat Fab Lab

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.

11:00pm – 2:00am: Midnight Games at Hack Manhattan

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:

9:00 pm – 1:00 am: Bring-A-Hack at the The Leaf

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:

6:00pm – 9:00pm: DIY Content Creators meetup

Hosted by Make Jagger

Where: Mikkeller Brewing NYC, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368

8:00pm – 12:00am: NY Maker Faire After Party

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!

Maker Faire New York meetups this week

#BringAHack New York with BeagleBoard.org before Maker Faire

This Friday evening before Maker Faire New York:

https_cdn.evbuc.comimages48896823300236254471original

#BringAHack New York with BeagleBoard.org before Maker Faire

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.

DATE AND TIME

Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 9:00 PM –

Sat, Sep 22, 2018, 1:00 AM EDT

Add to Calendar

LOCATION

Leaf Bar & Lounge

133-42 39th Ave, Roof

Queens, NY 11354

View Map

#BringAHack New York with BeagleBoard.org before Maker Faire

Emotional Hazards That Lurk Far From The Uncanny Valley

From  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.

Quote

Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago on June 12th

highres_461936688 (1)

The next Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago is Tuesday, June 12th:

June 3H Meetup

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018, 6:30 PM

Saint Lou’s Assembly
664 W. Lake St Chicago, IL

6 Members Attending

We’re doing a June 3H meetup! We’re planning on Saint Lou’s where we had many successful meetups last year. This is subject to change, so please check in before you arrive on Tuesday. We’ll be loop centric, as usual. Be sure to remember to bring the projects you’ve been working on! It’s been a few months since our last meetup, so hopefully you have…

Check out this Meetup →

Hope to see you there!

Saint Lou’s Assembly

664 W Lake St Chicago, IL 60661

Screenshot from 2018-06-05 11-02-47.png

Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago on June 12th