From Evil Mad Scientist blog:
I’m excited to be hosting an “Ask a Maker!” panel at Maker Faire New York. The panel will be on Saturday, September 22 at 3:30 pm on the Make: Frontiers stage. My guests will include Jimmy DiResta, Sophy Wong, and Matt Stultz.
I’ll be accepting audience questions for these amazing makers with a broad range of skills and experiences. If you have questions but aren’t going to be at Maker Faire NY, you can submit them in the comments here, or send them to me by email. Questions about aspects of making including processes, tools, inspiration, sourcing, design, and techniques are all welcome. I’ll accept questions about genres of making including electronics, woodworking, sewing, digital fabrication, papercraft, writing, video making, cooking and more.
The rest of the schedule of performances and talks looks amazing, and there is a great group of makers showing their projects as well. Hope to see you there!
For most developers “distributed version control” probably means git. But by itself git doesn’t work very well with binary files such as images, zip files and the like because git doesn’t know how to make sense of the structure of an arbitrary blobs of bytes. So when trying to figure out how to track changes in design files created by most EDA tools git doesn’t get the nod and designers can be trapped in SVN hell. It turns out though KiCAD’s design files may not have obvious extensions like .txt, they are fundamentally text files (you might know that if you’ve ever tried to work around some of KiCAD’s limitations). And with a few tweaks from [jean-noël]’s guideyou’ll be diffing and merging your .pro’s and .sch’s with aplomb.
via Advanced Techniques For Using Git With KiCAD — Hackaday
LOCATION: Zone 3 in Make: Electronics by Digi-Key
TIME: Saturday, September 22, 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Add weird, changeable textures to your next project with the WEFT electrovibration library and dev board.
We’ll go over the fundamentals behind the texture effect, how the circuit is built, and how best to design textures and electrodes for working with this radical haptics technology.
WEFT project website
Our Drew Fustini should be in the audience… look for the person in purple!
Register for PocketBeagle coding workshop this Friday with Jason Kridner of BeagleBoard.org at Maker Faire New York:
via PocketBeagle workshop this Friday at Maker Faire New York — BeagleBoard.org Blog
Saturday, September 22nd: 6:00pm – 9:00pm: DIY Content Creators meetup hosted by Make Jagger Where: Mikkeller Brewing NYC, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368 https://www.instagram.com/p/BnuZB5vFlpq/
Here’s a list of meetups that may be of interest to those that are in New York for World Maker Faire week and weekend:
Thursday, September 20th:
Join us on Thursday, September 20th for a special pre-Maker Faire Meetup! Hackaday MakeIt NYC is once again teaming up with our friends at Kickstarter, this time bringing you a night of awesome music hacks, snacks and more!
We’re heading East! Join MatterHackers, Ultimaker, and more community friends to kick off Maker Faire New York at Fat Cat Fab Lab for a discussion on different kinds of “Make” with some of your favorite Content Creators. Pizza, refreshments, and great conversation will be provided! All ages are allowed for this portion of the event.
Join the Hack Manhattan “night crew” for some early morning boardgames. In the city that never sleeps, night owls and insomniacs congregate to draw cards, toss dice, move pieces, calculate odds and bluff opponents.
Friday, September 21th:
To celebrate our 10 year anniversary and our love of cool hardware hacks, join us for a #BringAHack event in the Big Apple! Join BeagleBoard.org for a casual evening of drinks, snacks and hacks at the Leaf Bar the night before Maker Faire New York.
Saturday, September 22nd:
Hosted by Make Jagger
Where: Mikkeller Brewing NYC, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368
It’s Saturday night at Maker Faire NY and Manhattan is…too darn far! So we’re hanging out at the only rooftop bar in Flushing with a gorgeous view of the city skyline.
MatterHackers, BuildTak, and Fillamentum invite you to a casual cocktail meetup just 10 minutes from Maker Faire. Bring your friends and “make” new ones (…see what we did there?) as we celebrate Maker Faire!
Look for our Drew Fustini in purple!
We’re neck deep in the Hackaday Prize, and we just wrapped up the Human Computer Interface Challenge. This is an incredible contest to go beyond traditional mice and keyboards to find new ways to transfer your desires directly into a computer.
via Video Quick Bit: The Best In Human Computer Interfaces — Hackaday
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.
From the Facelesstech blog:
So if you have been following my blog lately you may have noticed me rambling on about trying to get a Xbox 360 chat pad and an ps3 keypad working with a raspberry pi to make a portable terminal. I have finally finished my quest so join me below to see how I did it
- Raspberry pi zero w
- 3.5″ waveshare clone
- Rii Mini 518 Bluetooth keyboard
- Bluetooth dongle
- Power bank board
- 2600mAh lipo battery
- DIY USB hub
- DIY interface PCB for screen
- Various stand-offs
Raspberry pi zero w a 3.5″ screen a power bank board and a bluetooth keyboard is that makes up this pocket terminal.
Last time we talked about a KiCAD tool it was to describe a way to make the zen-like task of manual assembly more convenient. But what about that most onerous of EE CAD tasks, part creation? Home makers probably don’t have access to expensive part library subscriptions or teams of people to create parts for them …
via Automagic Tool makes KiCAD Schematic Symbols from PDFs — Hackaday