This year’s Open Source Hardware Camp will be hosted at The Blue Room in the historic county town of Lincoln, over the weekend of Sat 30th June & Sun 1st July. Lincoln is home to, amongst others, noted engine builders Ruston & Hornsby — now Siemens, via GEC and English Electric — and is well served by rail, reachable from Leeds and London within 2-2.5 hours, and 4-5 hours from Edinburgh and Southampton.
The call for talks and workshops has now gone out, there is no theme and topics may include, for example:
Open source hardware projects
Open development practices and principles
Novel/interesting/fun projects built using open source hardware
Tools (hardware and software)
Skills and techniques, e.g. PCB fab, DIY SMT assembly
Relevant technologies, e.g. SPI/I2C bus programming
…something else relevant to the community
If you would like to give a talk on the Saturday and/or run a workshop on the Sunday, please submit details via the online form.
Join us for the first Hackaday LA meetup of 2018 TONIGHT at Supplyframe DesignLab at 6:30pm PST! Watch excellent talks from Carlyn Maw & Nikita Pashenkov and meet with your fellow LA hackers.
Hackaday LA January Meetup
Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018, 6:30 PM
Supplyframe DesignLab 30 East Del Mar Boulevard Pasadena, CA
126 Hackers Attending
Join us for the first Hackaday LA meetup of 2018! We’ll have to two great talks from Carlyn Maw and Nikita Pashenkov, enjoy food & drink, and celebrate with fellow hackers to kick off 2018 right. Featured Speakers Carlyn Maw – “A Social Life for IoT” In mid-19th century England a new middle class streamed into cities. Surrounded by strangers unvett…
If you’ve ever worked on a small PCB, you know how much of a hassle it can be to hold on to the thing. It’s almost as if they weren’t designed to be held in the grubby mitts of a human. As designs have become miniaturized over time, PCBs are often so fragile and festooned…
Hey guys! In this tutorial we’ll be creating a GPS tracker using the Botletics SIM7000 LTE shield and an Arduino and view the data on two free IoT dashboards. I’ll start off by explaining how to get everything set up and posting data to the cloud, then I’ll move into how to set up the IoT dashboards to view data. The two dashboards we will be looking at are Freeboard.io and ThingsBoard.io.
Since this tutorial is a follow-up of my first Instructable on using the Botletics LTE/NB-IoT shield for Arduino so if you haven’t already, please read it to get a good overview of how to use the shield and what it’s all about. In this tutorial I’ll focus on IoT data logging, and specifically, GPS and temperature tracking and provide you will all the code and guidance you’ll need to hit the road and test it out! It’ll be a decently lengthy tutorial so sit tight and grab some coffee!
Although I’ll be mainly focusing on the LTE shield that I personally designed and built, everything here (including the Github Arduino library) should work on SIMCom’s 2G and 3G modules like the SIM800/808/900/5320 as well since it’s just an updated version of the Adafruit FONA library. Regardless of hardware the concept is exactly the same and you can do lots of cool stuff with this, including sensor data logging, remote weather monitoring, auto theft karma GPS tracking, etc… so read on!
When we think of building research hardware, lab coats and pristine workbenches come to mind. Shah Selbe used to do something kind of like that when he was engineering satellite propulsion systems. But after putting twelve of them into space, he ditched the office gig and took his gear to some of the wildest places on…
When it comes to finding what direction a radio signal is coming from, the best and cheapest way to accomplish the task is usually a Yagi and getting dizzy. There are other methods, and at Shmoocon this last weekend, [Michael Ossmann] and [Schuyler St. Leger] demonstrated pseudo-doppler direction finding using cheap, off-the-shelf software defined radio…
This is a meetup of a few hours organized in the context of the Open Source Body week in La Paillase, Makery and Gaite Lyrique, about the interface of Open Hardware and Health.
We would like to invite all CRI researchers, students, or staff and other external guest to meet and discuss with Alexey Zaytsev, hardware designer based in Shenzhen, China; André Maia Chagas, part of the initiative TREND in Africa and creator of Flypi, a 100€ fluorescence microscope; and Guy Aildeberg, PhD student in CRI, developing a low cost DNA detection kit. We will know more about their projects, meet each other over a glass of wine or juice, and discuss about personal cases and general trends in this field.
SparkleCon is a two day event where people from all walks of life come to share and participate in art, science, computers, security, and hacking. It has been hosted at 23b Hackerspace since 2013 and as attendance has grown over the years so has the extremeness of the events contents. Come and enjoy things like 3D body scanning, lock picking, coding, 3D printing, large Tesla coils, and nuclear fusion.
Our January meetup should be a good one. We’re going to hold this meetup at mHub, a shared hardware working space in the “river west” part of town. It’s located at Chicago and Milwaukee (well, down a block, but that’s the main intersection). It’s easily accessible by the Chicago Blue Line stop with a minimum of walking and the 66 bus stops right in…