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

Teardown hardware hacking con starts today in Portland

Teardown hardware hacking con starts today in Portland!  Follow @oshpark on Twitter for updates and look for our Drew Fustini in purple.  Check out the sessions page to see all the exciting people that will be presenting and running workshops!

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Recent Updates

Bring Your Electronic Waste to Teardown!

Hebocon Robot Sumo Call for Participation

Nadya Peek, OSH Park, Early Bird Passes, and CFP Extension

Andrew “bunnie” Huang to keynote Teardown

Just the Facts

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, May 11 – 13, 2018
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

Schedule

Teardown runs from the afternoon of Friday, May 11, 2018 through the night of Sunday, May 13, 2018. We encourage all participants to attend the entire time – plan to arrive Friday around noon and leave Monday morning. Below is the preliminary schedule.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Registration opens at 11:30 AM.

Time Title Presenter Type Room
12:30-10PM Attendee Led Event You Event Hammer Board Room
12:30-2:30PM Klaxberger Gearheads E-recycling Shawn Price Workshop Atrium
12:30-2:30PM Modular Hardware for 3D Printing (part 1) Jesse Jenkins Talk MTC Shop
12:30-2:30PM Transfer Secret Messages Through Light with OpticSpy and Tomu Joe Grand and Sean Cross Workshop MTC Classroom
2:30-3PM Welcome and Kickoff Josh Lifton Talk Mediatheque
3-4PM Do-it-Yourself Artificial Intelligence Alasdair Allan Talk Mediatheque
4-6PM Breadboard to PCB Monica Houston Workshop Room 511
4-6PM Hacking with RISC-V Drew Barbier and Meadhbh Hamrick Workshop Room 514
4-4:30PM Santa Cruz to Seattle with 2.5 Tons of Electron Microscope: A How To Adam McCombs Talk Room 510
4:30-5PM PLM: Hardware’s Source Control Management Jake Janovetz Talk Room 510
5-6PM Beginner Circuit Board Design with KiCad Ken Olsen Talk Room 510
6-7PM Dinner (on your own) Event
7-8PM Hebocon Robot Sumo Adrian Choy Event Mediatheque
8-10PM Construction DJ Set Nadya Peek Event Mediatheque

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Time Title Presenter Type Room
8:30-9AM Breakfast (provided) Event Atrium
9-10AM Open Source Space: what’s happening, including OreSat, Oregon’s first CubeSat Andrew Greenberg Talk Mediatheque
10-noon Rapid Prototyping and Linux Kernel Development with the PocketBeagle® Platform Robert Nelson Workshop MTC Classroom
10-11AM Applications of the Software Defined Radio Danny Webster Talk Room 511
10-11AM Proto-pasta Filament: How Hardware Access Fuels Material Innovation Alexander Dick Talk Room 514
11-11:30AM Embedded Hardware Development with Rust Jacob Creedon Talk Room 511
11-11:30AM Hexabitz: Modularity from Nature to Electronics Asaad Kaadan Talk Room 514
11:30-noon Bits to Atoms, the Making of ‘Be Still, My Low Poly Heart’ Ben Purdy Talk Room 511
11:30-noon Open Pitch Sessions Josh Lifton Event Room 514
12-1PM Lunch (provided) Event Atrium
1-2PM Bunnie’s Keynote Andrew “bunnie” Huang Talk Mediatheque
2-10PM Attendee Led Event You Event Room 513
2-4PM WTFPGA (part 1) Joe FitzPatrick Workshop MTC Classroom
2-2:30PM Creating Conference Badges Jay Margalus Talk Room 511
2-2:30PM Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Open Source Electronics Andrew Greenberg Talk Room 514
2:30-3PM Futel: A Technology So Advanced We Leave It Out On The Street All Night Karl Anderson Talk Room 511
2:30-3PM Transforming New Product Development with Open Hardware Stephano Cetola Talk Room 514
3-3:30PM DFM with your CM: How to save time and money Andy LaFrazia Talk Room 511
3-3:30PM Signet: An Implementation Walkthrough, Hacking Possibilities, and Future Development Neils Nesse Talk Room 514
3:30-4PM Hacking Appliances and Prototyping Next-Generation Technology with Netduino and Xamarin Bryan Costanich Talk Room 511
3:30-4PM Making Open Source Schematics Not Suck Andrew Greenberg Talk Room 514
4-4:15PM Snacks (provided) Event Atrium
4:15-6:15PM WTFPGA (part 2) Joe FitzPatrick Workshop MTC Classroom
4:15-5:15PM Programming for the Eye: Understanding Graphics and Light Zach Archer Talk Room 511
4:15-5:15PM Quick Enclosure Design with Fusion 360 Kevin Schneider Talk Room 514
5:15-6:15PM Eating Rabbits: A Guide to Using Python to Conquer FPGA Video Systems Tim ‘mithro’ Ansell Talk Room 511
5:15 – 6:15 KiCad: Designing With Complex Shapes Andrew Sowa Talk Room 514
6:15 – 7:15 Dinner (on your own) Event
7:15-10PM Roof with a View Event Autodesk – 221 SE Ankeny St
9-10PM Glow Up Your LEGO with Open Source Electronics Rachel Hellenga Workshop Autodesk – 221 SE Ankeny St

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Time Title Presenter Type Room
8:30-9AM Breakfast (provided) Event Atrium
9AM-10PM Attendee Led Event You Event Hammer Board Room
9-9:30AM How to Think About Security for Your Hardware Project Joe FitzPatrick Talk Mediatheque
9:30-10AM Dr. Frankendrive or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Recover Data Nik Lyons Talk Mediatheque
10-11AM PCB Portrait Workshop Andrew Sowa Workshop MTC Classroom
10-10:30AM Firmware: Hardware’s Sneaky Passenger Chau Doan Talk Room 510
10-10:30AM Searching for the Light: Using OpticSpy to Receive Optical Transmissions Joe Grand Talk Room 511
10:30-11AM How to Build a BOM: Sourcing and Open Source Nadya Peek Talk Room 510
10:30-11AM How to Make Your Own Designs Hackable Greg Peek Talk Room 511
11-noon More Than Music with MIDI, Tiny Computers, and JavaScript George Mandis Talk Room 510
11-11:30AM Learning Electronics and Software: The Cheesy Way Alvaro Prieto Talk Room 511
11:30-noon Hacking Health: Open Source Hardware and Medical Devices Ashwin K Whitchurch Talk Room 511
12-1PM Lunch (provided) Event Atrium
1-3PM A Definitive Guide to Building Production Hardware in EAGLE Matt Berggren Workshop MTC Classroom
1-3PM MicroPython on the ESP8266 Thomas Hudson Workshop Room 513
1-3PM Signet Development Workshop Neils Nesse Workshop Room 514
2:30-3PM Design and Reverse Engineering: Playing on Both Sides of the Field Jeremy Hong Talk Room 511
3-4PM State of the Crowd Josh Lifton Talk Mediatheque
4-4:15PM Snacks (provided) Event Atrium
4:15-6:15PM More Than Music with MIDI, Tiny Computers, and JavaScript (Workshop) George Mandis Workshop Room 514
4:15-6:15PM HeartyPatch Workshop Ashwin K Whitchurch Workshop MTC Classroom
4:15-6:15PM Modular Hardware for 3D Printing (part 2) Jesse Jenkins Workshop MTC Shop
4:15-6:15PM Open Pitch Session/Lightning Talks Josh Lifton Event Mediatheque
6:15-7:15PM Dinner (on your own) Event
7:15-10:00PM Closing Party Event TBA

Ongoing Demos and Installations

Title Presenter Room
Monolith Synth with LED Visualization Paul Stoffregen Atrium
The Little Purple Painting with the Little OLED Screen Daniel Block Atrium
Just Intonation Keyboard Jim Snow Atrium
Mustache Mayhem Joe Grand Atrium
Futel Public Telephone Karl Anderson Atrium
You’re Awesome Kat Miller Atrium
Be Still, My Low Poly Heart Ben Purdy Atrium
Teardown hardware hacking con starts today in Portland

Schedule for Teardown hardware con in Portland

Teardown hardware con starts this Friday, May 11th, in Portland, Oregon.  The schedule has been posted and there are lots of great speakers and workshops:
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Teardown runs from the afternoon of Friday, May 11, 2018 through the night of Sunday, May 13, 2018. We encourage all participants to attend the entire time – plan to arrive Friday around noon and leave Monday morning. Below is the preliminary schedule.

Schedule for Teardown hardware con in Portland

Teardown hardware con in Portland next week

Teardown is new hardware con happening in Portland on May 11th – 13th:

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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!

Teardown hardware con in Portland next week

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