Chicago needs a hardware meetup, so we are making it happen! Join us and bring anyone interested in startups and building businesses based on the manufacture of physical products: from company boards to organic soap. Chicago has a wealth of production-based companies and capabilities, hackers, makers, makerspaces and our goal is to promote a stronger hardware startup community around it by bringing these people and pieces together with experts in production, academics, engineers, and successful entrepreneurs who can impart wisdom to help dodge the bullets of difficulty that hardwarians are all bound to encounter here in Cook County. A stronger community helps everyone bring together and find the resources we need to make this happen. "Groupon was cool, but you're home to the Museum of Science & Industry for science-sake!"