Hardware Happy Hour (3H) is a meetup for engineers, electronics hobbyists, and hardware hackers that takes place in many cities around the world.
With COVID-19 restrictions on in-person events, 3H organizers have setup a Discord server where we can continue to have virtual 3H meetups!
Kevin Neubauer recently created CircuitBrains and wants to meet up with other electronics hobbyists in Omaha (in the USA):
Chris Gammell tries to keep a list of all the 3H meetups, so feel free to ask on Twitter.
Sebastian Gajate was in town all the way from Argentina and presented The Amp Hour host Chris Gammell with his own fútbol jersey!
Thanks to Andrew Sowa bringing his camera and taking the above shot and many more wonderful photos. Bart Dring brought his latest CNC build: a drawing robot based on Line-us.
Here the draw bot in action:
Brian Rutkowski’s impressive LED spinner project was a crowd pleaser!
Photo by Andrew Sowa
Watch more of the dazzling LEDs in this video:
The adorable Simula robot by Jamie Laing was another favorite:
Simula made several new friends:
We were excited to get a look at the purple PCB inside:
Andrew Sowa showed the results of his technique in KiCad for converting photos into PCB artwork
We were excited to meet Jose Ignacio Romero who had designed the Low Power Continuity Tester for the One Square Inch contest on Hackaday.io last year. He brought many projects to share including this color memory LCD board:
Peter Zieba of Analytics Lounge community lab demonstrated XRF (X-ray fluorescence)!
View more photos in these galleries:
The next Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago is Tuesday, June 13th, 6:30pm at St. Lou’s Assembly:
Here’s some photos from the previous meetups:
The first meeting of Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago is Tuesday, December 6th, with Chris Gammell of The Amp Hour and Contextual Electronics. Our Drew Fustini will be there along with Andrew Sowa and many more: