Recap of Hackaday Unconference in Chicago

On Saturday the Hackaday community turned out in force to try something new. The first Hackaday Unconference was held in three places at the same time, and I was in Chicago and was amazed at the turnout and variety of presentations. The image above sums up the concept quite well, everyone shows up ready to…

via The Think Tank at the Chicago Unconference — Hackaday

 

Recap of Hackaday Unconference in Chicago

Hackaday: Making More Of Me Money

Brian Benchoff of Hackaday writes about a surprise PCB he received at the Hackady Unconference in Chicago last weekend:

Making More Of Me Money

For the last few years, Hackaday has really been stepping up our game with marketing materials. Our t-shirts and swag are second to none, and last year we introduced the ‘Benchoff Buck’ [..]

Andrew Sowa created the Benchoff Nickel. It’s a visage of yours truly emblazoned on a PCB, rendered in FR4, silkscreen, gold, and OSHPark’s royal purple.

The Benchoff Nickel was created in KiCad using the Bitmap2Component functionality. Planning this required a little bit of work; there are only five colors you can get on an OSH Park PCB, from white to gold to beige to purple (soldermask on top of copper) to black (soldermask with no copper). Luckily, the best picture we have of me renders very well in five colors.

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Hackaday: Making More Of Me Money

2017 Hackaday Prize begins

Today the 2017 Hackaday Prize begins! This is Hackaday’s global engineering initiative that encourages people to direct their skill and energy to make the world a better place. We call it the Hackaday Prize, but it’s far more than that. Join a community of talented people who enrich their own lives by seeking out new challenges and new…

via 2017 Hackaday Prize Begins Right Now — Hackaday

2017 Hackaday Prize begins

How does solder work anyways?

I’ve been soldering for a long time, and I take pride in my abilities. I won’t say that I’m the best solder-slinger around, but I’m pretty good at this essential shop skill — at least for through-hole and “traditional” soldering; I haven’t had much practice at SMD stuff yet. I’m confident that I could make a…

via What the Flux: How Does Solder Work Anyway? — Hackaday

How does solder work anyways?

Midwest RepRap Fest in 2 weeks

Every year, sometime in March, the world’s preeminent 3D printing enthusiasts gather in the middle of nowhere This is MRRF, the Midwest RepRap Festival. It’s only two weeks away. You need to come. Get your (free) tickets here. I’ll be there, and Hackaday is proud to once again sponsor the festival. I need to backtrack a…

via Two Weeks Until The Greatest 3D Printer Meetup On The Planet — Hackaday

Midwest RepRap Fest in 2 weeks

Chicago to Host Hackaday Unconference

We’re excited to announce that Chicago will play host to the Hackaday Unconference on March 18th. We are happy to expand our unconference plans to include this event at Pumping Station One from 1-8pm on 3/18. Astute readers will notice that this is the second location we have announced this week.

via Chicago to Host Hackaday Unconference — Hackaday

Chicago to Host Hackaday Unconference

Hackaday Unconference in San Francisco

We want you to make the next Hackaday live event great. This is an Unconference in San Francisco on Saturday, March 18th and it depends completely on you. Get signed up now! You’re in Control of the Hackaday Unconference An unconference is a live event where you decide the topic, guide the discussion, and generally make it an…

via San Francisco Tapped for Hackaday Unconference on March 18th — Hackaday

Hackaday Unconference in San Francisco