DC26: overview of the DC503 party badge

From Nisha Kumar:
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An overview of the DC503 party badge as seen at DefCon 2018

Hi! My name is Nisha, and I made a party bangle for my friend, Miki, to take with her to DefCon25. It was my first fully-formed electronics project and it posed some interesting challenges due to its unusual form factor. You can read about my experiences with that project here.

Soon after DefCon25, I was approached by r00tkillah to make over a 100 of something similar for the DC503 party at DefCon26. The plan was to combine the power of the BMD-300 SoC by Rigado used in the Wagon Badge from the previous year with my Neopixel bangle form factor. We would call it “The Banglet” and it was going to be awesome.

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In passive mode, the banglet’s LEDs light up when detecting nearby Bluetooth devices. The number of LEDs that are lit correspond to the number of BT devices detected and their colors are based on each device’s mac address.

DC26: overview of the DC503 party badge

Hardware design for the DefCon 503 party

Meanwhile at Ctrl-H PDX hackerspace:

Anyone in the hackerspace lately may have noticed our @DC503 #badgelife projects taking shape. If you’re headed to @defcon and want to get your hands on this one, or get one of these around your hands, check out http://503.party . See you in Vegas!

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Hardware design for the DefCon 503 party

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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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 …

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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

Teardown: a new hardware conference by CrowdSupply

CrowdSupply is organizing a new hardware con named Teardown in Portland on the weekend of May 11th – 13th:

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Teardown 2018

A party for hacking, discovering, and sharing hardware

Teardown is an event put on by Crowd Supply in association with Make+Think+Code @ PNCA. You can think of Teardown as live-action Crowd Supply, but with fewer cardboard boxes and packing peanuts. We’ll be bringing together hardware aficionados from around the world to celebrate, inspect, create, and, of course, tear down hardware.

There will be long-time Crowd Supply creators and backers, as well as people we’re meeting for the first time. There will be hardware, art, food, drink, puzzles, workshops, tutorials, talks, music, field trips, and friends. Most of all, there will be ideas and projects to explore and inspire. We hope you’ll be there too!

Latest update: Andrew “bunnie” Huang to keynote Teardown

Please considering submitting a proposal like a talk, workshop, demo or installation:

Teardown 2018: Call for proposals

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Teardown: a new hardware conference by CrowdSupply

PDX Raspberry Pi and Arduino Meetup

There is a new PDX Raspberry Pi and Arduino meetup organized by hosted by Mitch Bayersdorfer coming to Portland on Saturday, April 7th:

Initial Meeting – Show and tell, build and chat.

Saturday, Apr 7, 2018, 1:00 PM

No location yet.

10 Open Source HW Enthusiasts Attending

• What we’ll do Part social and part build time, this meet-up is for those • What to bring Computer. Raspberry Pi and/or Arduinos if you have them. Projects that you want to share. Items for the “parts luck” swap bin. • Important to know The shop where this is held only has space heaters – so please dress warmly on colder days. On very cold days, w…

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• What we’ll do:

Part social and part build time, this meet-up is for those

• What to bring

Computer. Raspberry Pi and/or Arduinos if you have them. Projects that you want to share. Items for the “parts luck” swap bin.

• Important to know

The shop where this is held only has space heaters – so please dress warmly on colder days. On very cold days, we will forego building and have a social in a heated space, if we can’t find an alternative spot.

PDX Raspberry Pi and Arduino Meetup

World Create Day in Portland this Saturday

Screenshot from 2018-03-15 11-56-33.pngHackaday World Create Day is this Saturday, March 17th, in many cities around the world including Portland at Ctrl-H PDX Hackerspace:

World Create Day @ ^H PDX Hackerspace

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018, 12:00 PM

CTRLH – PDX Hackerspace
7608 N Interstate Ave Portland, OR

6 Hackers Attending

• What we’ll do Portland Hardware Hackers converge on ^H PDX Hackerspace for a day of making things of all sorts, especially Hackaday Prize entries! World Create Day is a day for you to work on your own project, start a new project, and collaborate with others in your community simultaneously with people all over the world. ONE BIG DAY OF CREATION….

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World Create Day in Portland this Saturday

The Spark Gap talks Open Hardware Summit

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We’re big fans of podcasts about electronics and embedded systems like The Amp Hourembedded.fm and The Spark Gap podcast.   (Please let us know in the comments of other shows we should check out)

In the latest Spark Gap episode, Karl and Corey talk about their trip to Portland for the 2016 Open Hardware Summit:

The Spark Gap Podcast – Episode 49

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Our favorite past episodes include the two-episode discussion of PCB design:

We also enjoyed when Karl and Corey were joined by James Lewis of Kemet Electronics to talk about capacitors.

The Spark Gap talks Open Hardware Summit