Teardown 2019 comes to Portland in June

Hardware hacking con Teardown will return to Portland this June:

download (2)

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

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

Screenshot from 2018-07-10 11-57-36.png

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

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:
teardown-collage-02_png_project-tile (1)

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:

teardown-collage-02_png_project-tile (1)

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