Open Hardware Summit is Thursday!

We are proud to sponsor the 2017 Open Hardware Summit next Thursday, October 5th, in Denver at the McNichols Civic Center!Sunrise_Over_Denver_Skyline

There is an exciting schedule of speakers! Big thanks to the OHS17 team for all their hard work.  Drew, Kelly and Laen are excited to be there (in purple of course).

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Please note that this event follows the Summit on Thursday:

Women Who Hack Dinner and Drinks: open to woman id-ing members of the community, must RSVP by Sept 28th. Hosted by Sophi Kravitz of HackaDay and OHS Chair Addie Wagenknecht.

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Can’t wait for OHS17?  Check out these recordings from OHS16 in Portland:

Open Hardware Summit is Thursday!

All the Speakers Plus We’re Heating It Up a Day Early

Things are getting real now. Check the list below for the last round of confirmed speakers to the 2017 Hackaday Superconference. This brings our slate of speakers to 32, but we’re not done yet. Hackaday is adding an extra day to the Superconference by starting the festivities on Friday. Again this year we have an…

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All the Speakers Plus We’re Heating It Up a Day Early

The Tiny, $25 PocketBeagle

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It was announced a day or two ago, but now the PocketBone has made its first real-world appearance at the World Maker Faire in New York this weekend. This is a tiny, tiny Linux computer that’s small enough to fit on a keychain, or in an Altoids mini tin. It’s only $25 USD, and from the…

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The Tiny, $25 PocketBeagle

LAMEBOY: another ESP12 handheld

davedarko designed this portable ESP12 project with battery charging and power muxing:
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LAMEBOY – another ESP12 handheld

Ever since Nokia 3310 / 5110 display board I’ve wanted to slap on an ESP module and some buttons to make a nice little portable handheld. Now with some googling and checking out other projects how they get their stuff done and a bit time on hand while on vacation I’m using every spare minute to work on this PCB. There are some minor things I’m not sure about that need testing, but the general concept is clear. 
LAMEBOY: another ESP12 handheld

PIDDYBOT: DIY Arduino Balancing Robot

Sean Hodgins designed this open source balancing robot to help teach PID control:

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The PIDDYBOT

The PIDDYBOT is currently using a Atmega32u4 microncontroller. It uses 3 potentiometers that allow you to manually tune the PID loop to get the robot balancing. This allows you to see how each term affects the performance of the system. It is a great teaching tool for the classroom and is currently being used by students at McMaster University.
The design files and source code is available on GitHub:

IdleHandsProject/thePIDDYBOT

PIDDYBOT: DIY Arduino Balancing Robot