Teardown 2020: hardware hacking con in Portland this June

Teardown 2020, the hardware hacking conference organized by Crowd Supply, will be June 19-21 at PCC Cascade in beautiful Portland, Oregon!

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Teardown 2020

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.

Helen Leigh wrote a great Hackaday post about what happened at Teardown 2019!

Teardown 2020: hardware hacking con in Portland this June

Open Hardware Summit tickets on sale!

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Join us for the Open Hardware Summit on March 13th in New York City!  It will be the 10th anniversary and Sophi Kravitz will be giving a keynote. More speakers will be announced soon!

Buy tickets on Eventbrite

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The 2020 Open Hardware Summit will be held Friday, March 13th 2020 at Tishman Auditorium at NYU School of Law, New York located at 63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003.

The Open Hardware Summit is the annual conference of the 501c3 Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). We aim to foster technological knowledge and encourage research that is accessible, collaborative and respects user freedom. OSHWA is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity and donations and sponsorships to OSHWA and the Summit are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Types of ticket:

  • Early Bird Backer – Help others get to the Summit. This ticket price funds the Ada Lovelace travel grants.The early bird ticket will be available only for first few weeks of the tickets launch.
  • Early Bird Standard – This will give you access to the Open Hardware Summit event. The early bird ticket will be available only for first few weeks of the tickets launch.
  • Backer- Help others get to the Summit. This ticket price funds the Ada Lovelace travel grants.
  • Standard – The standard ticket gives you access to the Open Hardware Summit event.
  • Hardship – Are you a student, starving artists or just low on funds? We still want you to be able to attend the Summit. This ticket is for those who cannot afford standard admission.
  • Standard + OSHWA membership! – This will give you access to the Open Hardware Summit event on 13th March along with a year long subscription of OSHWA (Open Source Hardware Association) membership.

Follow updates about the Open Hardware Summit on Twitter:

Open Hardware Summit tickets on sale!

Hackaday Belgrade: Call for Proposals

Join Hackaday in Belgrade, Serbia on May 9th, 2020 for the Hackaday Belgrade conference!

The biennial hardware conference is just seventeen weeks from now. Early Bird tickets will go on sale shortly, but beginning right now you can hack your way into the conference by submitting a talk proposal. Accepted speakers receive free admission, plus everyone who submits a quality talk proposal will be given priority when tickets go on sale.

Yes, I’m talking to you. Hackaday strives to include first-time speakers in the slate of presenters at our conferences. We’re looking for unique, cutting-edge, whimsical, crazy, formidable, or world-changing topics revolving around hardware creation. From learning new tools or techniques to fabrication adventures, from code-wrangling that firmware project to pulling off an art installation, and from forgotten hardware history to the impossible made possible on your own workbench, we need to hear your stories!

That project for which you went into the deep weeds and worked your way back out again? Everyone at a Hackaday conference wants to hear about it and in the greatest detail possible. After all, we’re your fellow hackers. In fact, you should probably bring the hardware along for the ride.

WE NEED YOU

None of this happens in a vacuum. This is the third Hackaday Belgrade conference, which have now settled into a tick-tock cadence of even-numbered years. The first two both sold out, this one will as well, and the result is always an action-packed, nearly 24-hour marathon sprint of talks, workshops, and hardware hacking. But the only reason this works is because amazing people just like you make it a priority in their life to be there.

via Hackaday Belgrade: Call for Proposals — Hackaday

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Learn to code KiCad at FOSDEM 2020

FOSDEM 2020 is a free event on Februrary 1st and 2nd for software developers to meet, share ideas and collaborate.  Every year, thousands of developers of free and open source software from all over the world gather at the event in Brussels:

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The Friday before FOSDEM, January 31st, will be an event for those that want to learn about KiCad development from project leaders like Wayne Stambaugh and Seth Hillbrand:

Learn to Code KiCad at FOSDEM 2020

 Are you looking to write code that improves KiCad?

On Friday, Jan 31 (the day before FOSDEM), we’ll be hosting a Learn to Code KiCad session in Brussels, BE. I will be there as will Wayne and possibly a few other of the lead development team. We’ll help you understand how the various KiCad components fit together and work with you to get your favorite feature from idea to committed code.

What you need:

1) An identified bug report (or multiple) that you’d like to address. This can be either a legitimate bug or a wishlist feature that is triaged in our system.
2) A laptop with your development environment
3) A launchpad account
4) A compiling version of KiCad
5) A working knowledge of C++ coding

What we’ll provide:

1) Space, power outlet, wifi
2) Coffee
3) A short introduction to the structure of KiCad and how the parts work together
4) Up to 8 hours of development time with others who share your interests
5) Clarifying insights to your KiCad coding questions

At the end of the day, you should be able to get at least 1 and possibly multiple bug report fixes under your belt and into the code base!

If you’re coming to FOSDEM 2020 and would like to participate, please e-mail me directly (off-list to preserve people’s inboxes). Send me your name/contact info and the list of 1 or more launchpad bugs you’d like to work on during the day. I’ll add you to our shared sheet (to deconflict bugs people are addressing) and get you all of the relevant information for the meeting

Here is a talk that Seth gave at KiCon 2019 which talks about their development community:

and also the KiCad developer panel:

Learn to code KiCad at FOSDEM 2020

Latch-Up 2020

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The next Latch-Up Conference will be in Cambridge, MA (USA) on April 11th-12th, 2020.
 
The event is organized by the Free and Open Source Silicon (FOSSi) Foundation and is a weekend of presentations and networking for the open source digital design community, much like ORConf in Europe.
Follow @LatchUpConf on Twitter for updates.

Videos of the 2019 conference are in the Latch-Up 2019 playlist on the FOSSi Foundation’s YouTube channel:

Latch-Up 2020

Superconference Submission Deadline Extended

Who among us doesn’t procrastinate from time to time? We can’t count the number of times that we’ve taken advantage of the Post Office staying open until midnight on April 15th. And when the 15th falls on a weekend? Two glorious additional days to put off the inevitable!

If you’ve been sitting on submitting your talk or workshop proposal to the 2018 Hackaday Superconference, we’ve got the next best thing for you: we’re extending the deadline until 5 pm PDT on September 10th.

The Hackaday Superconference is a singularity of hardware hackers: more of the best people in the same space at the same time than anywhere else. And that means that your ideas and experiences will be shared with the people most likely to appreciate them. From heroic hacks to creative robotics or untold hardware histories, if there’s a crowd who’ll appreciate how a serial console saved your bacon, it’s this one.

And if you give a talk or workshop, you get in free. But it’s more than that — there’s a different experience of a convention, even a tight-knit and friendly one like Hackaday’s Supercon, when you’re on the other side of the curtain. Come join us! We’d love to hear what you’ve got to say. And now you’ve got a little more time to tell us.

(If you want to get in the old-fashioned way, tickets are still available, but they won’t be once we announce the slate of speakers. You’ve been warned.)

via Superconference Submission Deadline Extended

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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

Belgrade Badge Hacks

We’re still coming off the Hackaday Belgrade conference right now. If you were there, you know it was the greatest hardware conference ever. If you weren’t there, you missed out. Sorry. (Make sure you get in on the Hackaday Superconference in November.)

One of the many highlights of the Belgrade conference was, of course, the badge. The 2018 Hackaday Belgrade Badge is a masterpiece of hardware with a 55-key keyboard, RGB TFT LED, speaker, and a BASIC interpreter.

This badge is a masterpiece of electronic design by Voja Antonic. Just to take one small example from the design, check out the placement of the buttons. Think the slightly rotated buttons that make up the keyboard is only a stylistic choice? It’s not; by carefully rotating each button, the legs of each switch can fit in between each other. It’s brilliant.

via Belgrade Badge Hacks — Hackaday

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Hackaday Superconference: Tickets and Proposal

Get your tickets now for the 2018 Hackaday Superconference. Join us November 2nd-4th in Pasadena, California! This is the ultimate hardware conference. Hackers, designers, and engineers from all over the world converge — from the greenest beginners to those who have made history with their designs. This is the Hackaday community, these are your people,…

via Hackaday Superconference: Tickets and Proposals — Hackaday

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Teardown hardware hacking con starts today in Portland

Teardown hardware hacking con starts today in Portland!  Follow @oshpark on Twitter for updates and look for our Drew Fustini in purple.  Check out the sessions page to see all the exciting people that will be presenting and running workshops!

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Recent Updates

Bring Your Electronic Waste to Teardown!

Hebocon Robot Sumo Call for Participation

Nadya Peek, OSH Park, Early Bird Passes, and CFP Extension

Andrew “bunnie” Huang to keynote Teardown

Just the Facts

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, May 11 – 13, 2018
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

Schedule

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.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Registration opens at 11:30 AM.

Time Title Presenter Type Room
12:30-10PM Attendee Led Event You Event Hammer Board Room
12:30-2:30PM Klaxberger Gearheads E-recycling Shawn Price Workshop Atrium
12:30-2:30PM Modular Hardware for 3D Printing (part 1) Jesse Jenkins Talk MTC Shop
12:30-2:30PM Transfer Secret Messages Through Light with OpticSpy and Tomu Joe Grand and Sean Cross Workshop MTC Classroom
2:30-3PM Welcome and Kickoff Josh Lifton Talk Mediatheque
3-4PM Do-it-Yourself Artificial Intelligence Alasdair Allan Talk Mediatheque
4-6PM Breadboard to PCB Monica Houston Workshop Room 511
4-6PM Hacking with RISC-V Drew Barbier and Meadhbh Hamrick Workshop Room 514
4-4:30PM Santa Cruz to Seattle with 2.5 Tons of Electron Microscope: A How To Adam McCombs Talk Room 510
4:30-5PM PLM: Hardware’s Source Control Management Jake Janovetz Talk Room 510
5-6PM Beginner Circuit Board Design with KiCad Ken Olsen Talk Room 510
6-7PM Dinner (on your own) Event
7-8PM Hebocon Robot Sumo Adrian Choy Event Mediatheque
8-10PM Construction DJ Set Nadya Peek Event Mediatheque

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Time Title Presenter Type Room
8:30-9AM Breakfast (provided) Event Atrium
9-10AM Open Source Space: what’s happening, including OreSat, Oregon’s first CubeSat Andrew Greenberg Talk Mediatheque
10-noon Rapid Prototyping and Linux Kernel Development with the PocketBeagle® Platform Robert Nelson Workshop MTC Classroom
10-11AM Applications of the Software Defined Radio Danny Webster Talk Room 511
10-11AM Proto-pasta Filament: How Hardware Access Fuels Material Innovation Alexander Dick Talk Room 514
11-11:30AM Embedded Hardware Development with Rust Jacob Creedon Talk Room 511
11-11:30AM Hexabitz: Modularity from Nature to Electronics Asaad Kaadan Talk Room 514
11:30-noon Bits to Atoms, the Making of ‘Be Still, My Low Poly Heart’ Ben Purdy Talk Room 511
11:30-noon Open Pitch Sessions Josh Lifton Event Room 514
12-1PM Lunch (provided) Event Atrium
1-2PM Bunnie’s Keynote Andrew “bunnie” Huang Talk Mediatheque
2-10PM Attendee Led Event You Event Room 513
2-4PM WTFPGA (part 1) Joe FitzPatrick Workshop MTC Classroom
2-2:30PM Creating Conference Badges Jay Margalus Talk Room 511
2-2:30PM Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Open Source Electronics Andrew Greenberg Talk Room 514
2:30-3PM Futel: A Technology So Advanced We Leave It Out On The Street All Night Karl Anderson Talk Room 511
2:30-3PM Transforming New Product Development with Open Hardware Stephano Cetola Talk Room 514
3-3:30PM DFM with your CM: How to save time and money Andy LaFrazia Talk Room 511
3-3:30PM Signet: An Implementation Walkthrough, Hacking Possibilities, and Future Development Neils Nesse Talk Room 514
3:30-4PM Hacking Appliances and Prototyping Next-Generation Technology with Netduino and Xamarin Bryan Costanich Talk Room 511
3:30-4PM Making Open Source Schematics Not Suck Andrew Greenberg Talk Room 514
4-4:15PM Snacks (provided) Event Atrium
4:15-6:15PM WTFPGA (part 2) Joe FitzPatrick Workshop MTC Classroom
4:15-5:15PM Programming for the Eye: Understanding Graphics and Light Zach Archer Talk Room 511
4:15-5:15PM Quick Enclosure Design with Fusion 360 Kevin Schneider Talk Room 514
5:15-6:15PM Eating Rabbits: A Guide to Using Python to Conquer FPGA Video Systems Tim ‘mithro’ Ansell Talk Room 511
5:15 – 6:15 KiCad: Designing With Complex Shapes Andrew Sowa Talk Room 514
6:15 – 7:15 Dinner (on your own) Event
7:15-10PM Roof with a View Event Autodesk – 221 SE Ankeny St
9-10PM Glow Up Your LEGO with Open Source Electronics Rachel Hellenga Workshop Autodesk – 221 SE Ankeny St

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Time Title Presenter Type Room
8:30-9AM Breakfast (provided) Event Atrium
9AM-10PM Attendee Led Event You Event Hammer Board Room
9-9:30AM How to Think About Security for Your Hardware Project Joe FitzPatrick Talk Mediatheque
9:30-10AM Dr. Frankendrive or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Recover Data Nik Lyons Talk Mediatheque
10-11AM PCB Portrait Workshop Andrew Sowa Workshop MTC Classroom
10-10:30AM Firmware: Hardware’s Sneaky Passenger Chau Doan Talk Room 510
10-10:30AM Searching for the Light: Using OpticSpy to Receive Optical Transmissions Joe Grand Talk Room 511
10:30-11AM How to Build a BOM: Sourcing and Open Source Nadya Peek Talk Room 510
10:30-11AM How to Make Your Own Designs Hackable Greg Peek Talk Room 511
11-noon More Than Music with MIDI, Tiny Computers, and JavaScript George Mandis Talk Room 510
11-11:30AM Learning Electronics and Software: The Cheesy Way Alvaro Prieto Talk Room 511
11:30-noon Hacking Health: Open Source Hardware and Medical Devices Ashwin K Whitchurch Talk Room 511
12-1PM Lunch (provided) Event Atrium
1-3PM A Definitive Guide to Building Production Hardware in EAGLE Matt Berggren Workshop MTC Classroom
1-3PM MicroPython on the ESP8266 Thomas Hudson Workshop Room 513
1-3PM Signet Development Workshop Neils Nesse Workshop Room 514
2:30-3PM Design and Reverse Engineering: Playing on Both Sides of the Field Jeremy Hong Talk Room 511
3-4PM State of the Crowd Josh Lifton Talk Mediatheque
4-4:15PM Snacks (provided) Event Atrium
4:15-6:15PM More Than Music with MIDI, Tiny Computers, and JavaScript (Workshop) George Mandis Workshop Room 514
4:15-6:15PM HeartyPatch Workshop Ashwin K Whitchurch Workshop MTC Classroom
4:15-6:15PM Modular Hardware for 3D Printing (part 2) Jesse Jenkins Workshop MTC Shop
4:15-6:15PM Open Pitch Session/Lightning Talks Josh Lifton Event Mediatheque
6:15-7:15PM Dinner (on your own) Event
7:15-10:00PM Closing Party Event TBA

Ongoing Demos and Installations

Title Presenter Room
Monolith Synth with LED Visualization Paul Stoffregen Atrium
The Little Purple Painting with the Little OLED Screen Daniel Block Atrium
Just Intonation Keyboard Jim Snow Atrium
Mustache Mayhem Joe Grand Atrium
Futel Public Telephone Karl Anderson Atrium
You’re Awesome Kat Miller Atrium
Be Still, My Low Poly Heart Ben Purdy Atrium
Teardown hardware hacking con starts today in Portland