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Hardware Freedom Day Apr 20, 2013

  • Apr 20, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Shall we do something for hardware freedom day? http://www.hfday.org/
I'm open to ideas but here is one:
In the spirit of april fools: An ice-cream protector -- this is a fake pint of ice cream (think Ben and Jerry's) and when the ice cream "thief" takes off the lid a piezo siren goes off! Or what else? A cell phone vibration motor? Can we use an accelerometer to trigger if its touched? Can all the electronics be packed against the lid so a real (and full) pint can be protected?

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  • g.andrew.stone

    ok, nobody said "no" so I'm going to assume you are all coming!! :-) I am bringing light sensors, switches, 10+ piezo buzzers and 9v battery connectors. Bring your Arduino, and if you have these: bring a 9v battery, a small solderless breadboard, peizo buzzer, cell phone vibrator motor and other fun alarms, an empty pint ice cream container (come on you can eat it all in one sitting!!!) or some other small box.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, is this meetup still on ? Many things were cancelled this weekend due to recent events.
    Thanks.

    April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      YES

      April 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      (and bringing +2)

      April 20, 2013

  • mahesh

    fixing hardware bugs... may not be able to come.

    April 19, 2013

  • Vip

    Time is listed at 7pm on Saturday night. This doesn't seem right. Shouldn't it be earlier? It's not what people do on a Saturday night.
    An earlier time would be the right time to do this.

    April 17, 2013

    • g.andrew.stone

      this time is traditional for meeting after work. But you are right since this is a weekend it would have been better hold it earlier... too late to change I think.

      April 19, 2013

  • g.andrew.stone

    stay tuned tomorrow. If some evil nutcase is still at large and boston in lockdown should we postpone? what do you think?

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could come, but have other commitments on Saturday nights... :-(

    April 17, 2013

  • scottjanousek

    I hope to attend.

    April 16, 2013

  • Peter O.

    Attending Hardware Freedom Day.

    April 16, 2013

  • Natasha

    yay I live between davis and porter

    March 26, 2013

  • g.andrew.stone

    Hi everyone, I've got Sprouts for this meetup. This is a great hackerspace near Davis Square...

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • g.andrew.stone­ changed the location to Sprout

    March 25, 2013

  • g.andrew.stone

    Hi, everyone! Its great that people have signed up for this. In the spirit of hardware freedom, I think we should also just open it up to anyone who has an Arduino and wants to come and hack away! I will look for a hackerspace location

    March 21, 2013

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