Teardown 2020: hardware hacking con in Portland this June

Teardown 2020, the hardware hacking conference organized by Crowd Supply, will be June 19-21 at PCC Cascade in beautiful Portland, Oregon!

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Teardown 2020

Teardown is about the practice of hardware: prototyping, manufacturing, testing, disassembling, and circumventing, all while having fun. Leave the marketing glitz and talk of venture capital at the door and come prepared to learn and teach.

Helen Leigh wrote a great Hackaday post about what happened at Teardown 2019!

Teardown 2020: hardware hacking con in Portland this June

Teardown 2019 comes to Portland in June

Hardware hacking con Teardown will return to Portland this June:

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Teardown 2019

Our second annual party for hacking, discovering, and sharing hardware

Who? Anyone interested in hardware: engineers, designers, artists, students, teachers…
What? A three-day line up of talks, workshops, demos, installations, and puzzles
When? Friday – Sunday, June 21 – 23, 2019 (call for proposals open now)
Where? Beautiful Portland, Oregon on the campus of the Pacific Northwest College of Art
Why? Shipping great hardware to you is rewarding, but we miss seeing you in person
How? With lots of help from our friends, including our partner, Make+Think+Code @ PNCA

What to Expect

Teardown is about the practice of hardware: prototyping, manufacturing, testing, disassembling, and circumventing, all while having fun. Leave the marketing glitz and talk of venture capital at the door and come prepared to learn and teach.

Recap of Last Year’s Teardown

If you want to hear more about what Teardown 2018 was like, take a look back at our retrospectiveor talk to your coolest hardware friend.

Teardown 2019 comes to Portland in June

Portland Mini Maker Faire this weekend (Sept 15th-16th)

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This weekend, September 15th – 16th, is Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI!

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018, 9:30am-5:30pm

Where: OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR

Tickets: $16/adult (14-62); $10/youth (3-13); $10/senior (63+) OMSI members receive 50% off. (discount applied at checkout)

For Saturday tickets click here.

For Sunday tickets click here.

 

Portland Mini Maker Faire this weekend (Sept 15th-16th)

Teardown 2018 session videos

Teardown: Portland 2018 session videos

Between the talks, workshops, presentations, demos, and installations at Teardown 2018, there was a lot of intense information to absorb at once. Luckily, we were able to record some of the speakers doing their thing so attendees could reflect back and those who weren’t able to come physically are still able to participate. Videos are embedded in the sessions page. Here are shortcuts to each video:

Teardown 2018 session videos

Kicad: Designing With Complex Shapes

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KiCad presentation by Andrew Sowa at Teardown 2018:

Kicad: Designing With Complex Shapes

While most PCBs can be simple rectangles, sometimes the design requires more complex geometry. EDA tools don’t always make this simple, so we will go over a few KiCad tips to make it easier. In this talk you will learn how to import unique board shapes from Fusion 360, create arbitrary fill zones using images, and embed high-frequency RF filters. We will use multiple software packages to enhance KiCad’s performance beyond its obvious use.

Kicad: Designing With Complex Shapes

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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DorkbotPDX

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