Refresh Austin: Build amazing robots & 2-D tools for 3-D printing

  • April 8, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Use web technology you already know to build amazing robots!

Presented by Kassandra Perch (@kassandra_perch), RetailMeNot developer

Hardware applications are becoming increasingly accessible to all kinds of developers--including web developers. Node, node-serialport and V8 have allowed huge strides, allowing folks with a grasp of javascript to build robotics projects. Kassandra will discuss how to use the HTML, CSS and JS you already know to write code for physical devices, such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi and more. 

2-D tools for 3-D printing

Presented by Andrew Stalick (@andystalick), senior UI engineer at RetailMeNot

Ever wanted to know more about the wider world of tools that take 3-D printing to the next level? Andrew will talk about working with downloaded shapes, modeling your own shapes, and laser scanning physical objects. He'll also look at slicers and printer control software.

A big thanks to ShipStation (@shipstation) for sponsoring this month's meetup!


New to Refresh? Welcome! A couple quick things to get you started: Every meetup begins with a "looking for work" or "looking to hire" segment. The talks and resulting questions are always great, but if you have more to say (or just can't make it) chime in and follow along on Twitter at #refreshaustin

All job-related posts should be made to the Refresh Austin Jobs list at!forum/refresh-austin-jobs.

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  • steve k.

    Didn't go, sigmef up for seo not robtics or 3d printers. Thanks anyway. Steve

    April 11, 2014

  • Steve G.

    Rather enjoyable. Thank you!
    Toast to ShipStation!!

    April 9, 2014

  • Jeff N.

    Yeah, that is a bummer.

    1 · April 8, 2014

  • Charles M.

    Got turned away at the door because I brought my 14 year old with me and BB doesn't allow minors after 6pm. Bummer.

    April 8, 2014

  • Ryan Joy (.

    This is going to be a fun one! We look forward to seeing you at Buffalo Billiard's at 7pm. Remember, street parking is free after 6pm.

    Oh, and don't forget to tweet and follow along at #refreshaustin (

    1 · April 8, 2014

  • Julia J.

    This looks so awesome! I can't wait. :)

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Greg L.

    Would love to check out this meetup

    1 · March 20, 2014

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