Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago for June 2017

Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago was excellent this past Tuesday at Saint Lou’s!


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 photosBart 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!




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:

Hardware Happy Hour (3H) Chicago for June 2017

Hardware Happy Hour in Chicago


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:

First 3H Chicago Event!

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016, 6:30 PM

737 W Randolph St Chicago, IL

5 Members Attending

This group is based upon the idea that you are interested in hanging out and discussing hardware. So we’re having our first meetup! Please bring a piece of hardware to show off or talk about. Are you interested in hardware, but you haven’t built anything yet? Show off software you have built! Or come prepared to talk about the projects you want to …

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Hardware Happy Hour in Chicago