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MAJOR CHANGE TO Austin Hardware Startup and current reminders - First reminders : Our member and presenter, Brad Knox’s Kickstarter is in the final 24 hours. bots_alive intelligent robot creatures that feel organic and alive needs your support at Drew F. Feb 15, 2017 2:09 PM
Meetup details changed: Deeper knowledge dive into Practical Patenting Tips for Startups - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: https://www.meetup.com/Austin-­Hardware-Startup/events/237408­135/ When : Frida Drew F. Feb 13, 2017 3:45 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Local-ish supplier for steel rule dies and/or die-cutting? - Laser cutting may be an option for a short run without incurring the cu Daraius H. Feb 10, 2017 12:08 PM
Local-ish supplier for steel rule dies and/or die-cutting? - I'm looking at a possible new product that would require die-cutting (sometimes also called "kiss-cutting") shapes from an adhesively backed plastic film (tape or sheet with release paper). Doe Dub D. Feb 10, 2017 11:46 AM
Re: Suntronic Lunar New Year Party - Hi John, I am going to be in Mexico this Friday. I am sorry that i will not be able to come. Enjoy your celebration! On Wed, Feb 8, Antonio R R. Feb 8, 2017 9:03 AM
Looking for a hw PC like device manufacturer for machine learning appliance - Vickie Robinson P. Feb 3, 2017 4:09 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Finding an Accountant for a New Venture - I began my business in 2006 and have used QuickBooks to handle all bookkeeping. At the end of each tax year I create an Accountants Copy in QuickBooks and send it to my CPA. From that he does my corporate tax return. He also answers some periodic que Mark C. Feb 3, 2017 2:06 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Finding an Accountant for a New Venture - Agreed. Book keeping is not a big deal. Keeping book for tax purposes and doing taxes is one thing I don't want to touch. It's better to leave that to the professional. I'd like to know this solution too. Dzuy > I am not concerned about book Dzuy N. Feb 3, 2017 1:56 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Finding an Accountant for a New Venture - I am not concerned about bookkeeping - I am mainly concerned about the tax man - i.e. I don't know what I don't know. 1099's, inventory taxes, business personal property taxes, quarterly filings?, what is an e Paul B. Feb 3, 2017 1:33 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Finding an Accountant for a New Venture - GW H. Feb 3, 2017 1:33 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Finding an Accountant for a New Venture - Agree with other responses... Quickbooks is sufficient and complete Daraius H. Feb 3, 2017 12:58 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Finding an Accountant for a New Venture - Hey Paul, From someone who doesn't know too much about what you're doing I would say something like Quickbooks is suffice to start off. No need for fancy accountants when you're starting off. Do the books your Andy Feb 3, 2017 12:47 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Finding an Accountant for a New Venture - Intuit Quickbooks or something similar: lean, cheap, always there for a 'micro company'. On Feb 3, 2017, at 11 Modibo A. Feb 3, 2017 12:43 PM
Finding an Accountant for a New Venture - I am bootstrapping a business to design-make-sell electronic products and I am ready to officially create the business.  I am an engineer by trade with no business experience. Can anyone recommend an accountant with rele Paul B. Feb 3, 2017 11:58 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone interested in a Omega2+ ? - Email me: [address removed] On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 3:06 PM, Dzuy Nguyen < Hayder S. Jan 20, 2017 3:18 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone interested in a Omega2+ ? - I'm interested. Dzuy > Hi, > I have an extra Omega2+ chip (no dock). I know these are a bit hard to get > atm since they were released recently. Let me know if anyone wants to buy > it. > Thanks,Hayder > > > > -- > Please Note: If you hit Dzuy N. Jan 20, 2017 3:06 PM
Anyone interested in a Omega2+ ? - Hi, I have an extra Omega2+ chip (no dock). I know these are a bit hard to get atm since they were released recently. Let me know if anyone wants to buy it. Thanks, Hayder Hayder S. Jan 20, 2017 2:17 PM
Reminder for tomorrows event & Design Challenge Competitention from Wurth Electronics - A quick reminder for tomorrows event, the Austin Hardware Startup meetup has two interesting speakers at tomorrow’s event at the Capitol Factory if you are interested. Dr. Bradley Knox of bots_alive who will demo bots_alive uses your sm Drew F. Jan 18, 2017 1:23 PM
SOAL tech - Is Ali Tejani from soaltech on here? Thanks, Rajan [address removed] Rajan Jan 17, 2017 7:11 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking to flash a device. - I'm sorry -- Repost Zuby Jan 17, 2017 2:11 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking to flash a device. - Zuby, What's your email address? On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Zuby < Rajan Jan 17, 2017 1:53 PM
Seeking to flash a device. - Hello folks, Pleas I'm looking for someone with experience on how to flash a smart device that is blue tooth enabled. This might be well suited for a firmware engineer or related experience. Please email me directly. Many thanks ! Zuby Onw Zuby Jan 17, 2017 1:49 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - +1 for Aestek. I’ve used them a number of times, al Jeremy B. Jan 17, 2017 9:21 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - So many posts recently about local suppliers. (Which is great) I remind people that a while ago, I made a open ZapWizard Jan 17, 2017 5:54 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - A company I advise for uses them, they are pretty good, they know the Andre' L. Jan 17, 2017 1:30 AM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - Pyotr B. Jan 16, 2017 9:12 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - Pyotr B. Jan 16, 2017 9:04 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - Any thoughts, pro or con, about Houston-based  https://macrofab.com/ ? Marc N. Jan 16, 2017 8:38 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - I am not familiar with Aestek.  I will look them up.  - John On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:19 PM, Pyotr Belov < John V. Jan 16, 2017 8:31 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - Hi there,  I work for NCA, an asse Cruz A. Jan 16, 2017 8:22 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - Pyotr B. Jan 16, 2017 8:19 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - Pyotr B. Jan 16, 2017 8:18 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - If you wish to talk about low cost, overseas options for building PCBs, I can offer suggestions in that area as well. I don't advise this approach for anyone that isn't very comfortable and knowledgeable of their John V. Jan 16, 2017 8:11 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - Advanced Circuit is just a front end for another PCB mfg in China. Dzuy N. Jan 16, 2017 7:59 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - Advanced circuits is WAY over priced for PCB and assembly, these guys Andre' L. Jan 16, 2017 7:23 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - There are quite a few PCB shops here in Austin.  Most of them do not fabricate the bare PCBs themselves, but they do have partners to build the PCBs.  All of the local PCB shops I know are primarily PCB assembly companies.  They will pro John V. Jan 16, 2017 7:20 PM
Seeking Austin area PCB fabricator for prototype and small production run of 250 boards - Hello all, Can anyone recommend Austin area PCB fabricator? Pyotr B. Jan 16, 2017 6:20 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Injection mold tool manufacturing - Hello Dean, I am a mechanical engineer that works with injection molding for our clients on a daily basis here in Austin.  We have helped clients source injection molding for many years, so I know most of the local shops John V. Jan 16, 2017 2:45 PM
PCB modification - My HW guy is on vacation. I need someone to make some modifications on a couple of our PCBs. Please contact me offline (dzuy @ avidz dot net) if you're able and willing. Dzuy Dzuy N. Jan 16, 2017 1:25 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Injection mold tool manufacturing - Hi Dean, I have some local guys who can probably help you. Send me an email and I can share. [address removed] Ty R. Jan 16, 2017 1:07 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Injection mold tool manufacturing - Preview not available Mike B. Jan 16, 2017 12:49 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Injection mold tool manufacturing - I wouldn't recommend PMT if they have the same business ethics of their government division.  Stay away, they are an old school manufacturing company that treat their employees like yesterdays garbage.  Who you do business with gets a Jeffrey R. Jan 16, 2017 12:38 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Injection mold tool manufacturing - I have not worked directly with any mold shops in the Austin area but I can definitely recommend Precision Mold and Tool in San Antonio having succ Stephen S. Jan 16, 2017 12:25 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Local Source for extruded aluminum slotted nut carriers. - Call the guys at Doug's Deals: http://www.dougdeals.com/ Last time I went in there two or three years ago, they were selling 80/20 by the pound.  Can&# Luis O. Jan 16, 2017 11:55 AM
Injection mold tool manufacturing - Does anyone here have any recommendations for Dean S. Jan 16, 2017 11:52 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Local Source for extruded aluminum slotted nut carriers. - We have some spare  80/20 (or possibly misumi not sure) you can  contact me at [address removed]  and I can let you know what we have. A Few vendors around town that might carry some AWC� Bob K. Jan 16, 2017 11:49 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Local Source for extruded aluminum slotted nut carriers. - You may want to check out Westbrook metals.  If you have any machining needs, please keep us in mind.  On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:34 AM, Josh < Jeffrey R. Jan 16, 2017 11:45 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Local Source for extruded aluminum slotted nut carriers. - Grainger On Jan 16,[masked]:33, "Josh" < [address removed] > wrote: Brian B. Jan 16, 2017 11:44 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Local Source for extruded aluminum slotted nut carriers. - Hi Josh, I would actually suggest contacting a startup called Rev Robotics. They're Dallas based, but they have an Austin presence Cruz Monrreal I. Jan 16, 2017 11:44 AM
Local Source for extruded aluminum slotted nut carriers. - Hello list, I am looking for a local source in town for structural aluminum rails. Many people know this as 80/20  https://8020.net/25-2550.html  but I am looking for something in town (and lower Josh Jan 16, 2017 11:33 AM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] 2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - Dear Drew, James R. Jan 12, 2017 1:21 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] 2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - Hi Cruz, I have been buried under emails and planning for Austin Hardware Startup. Life and business is going great. Hope you are a Drew F. Jan 12, 2017 12:07 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] 2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - Hi James, Thank you for the feedback. I agree on the food, I will have some sponsors to hopefully up the quality soon. But at the moment it is just a Drew F. Jan 12, 2017 12:05 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone with experience with seeedstudio? - No. James R. Jan 9, 2017 8:04 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone with experience with seeedstudio? - Well, actually it did -- the question wasn't about seeed as a PCB fab, Andre' L. Jan 9, 2017 7:54 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone with experience with seeedstudio? - It's not meant as a James R. Jan 9, 2017 6:32 PM
Daniel Folwer - David F. Jan 9, 2017 6:12 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone with experience with seeedstudio? - Looks like this topic got hijacked, but I can't miss an opportunity for shameless self-promotion:  http://mightyohm.com/blog/2011­/04/soldering-is-easy-comic-bo­ok/ Jeff K. Jan 9, 2017 6:09 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone with experience with seeedstudio? - Thanks, I will give that a try -- Andre' Andre' L. Jan 9, 2017 3:38 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone with experience with seeedstudio? - James, Learning to solder (through hole) is part of thi Mickey Jan 9, 2017 2:26 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone with experience with seeedstudio? - I would be happy ju James R. Jan 9, 2017 1:24 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone with experience with seeedstudio? - Turns out that I do have an email for Eric, as included in my reply, sorry for the confusing wording.  :-) On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 9:31 AM, Jeff Keyzer Jeff K. Jan 9, 2017 11:32 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Anyone with experience with seeedstudio? - Eric Pan, who runs seeed, is active in the maker/open hardware community.  I'd reach out to him with your questions. I don't have an email for him but he's on twitter:  eric.pan@seeedst Jeff K. Jan 9, 2017 11:31 AM
Seeking Startups for UT Presentation - Hello all, I received an email from a contact at UT's Engineers for a Sustainable World requesting startups that "explore sustainable design" to present at a conference April 7th and 8th. Here is the email h Darla H. Jan 9, 2017 10:02 AM
Engineer for startup - Hi all, A contact of mine is looking for an engineer(s) for his early stage startup.  Vinit Jan 9, 2017 7:12 AM
Anyone with experience with seeedstudio? - I am thinking of listing some of my products on seeedstudio for sale. However, for the life of Andre' L. Jan 9, 2017 2:09 AM
Fun IoT Project for SXSW - Hi everyone, Background: I recently received my Onion Omega2+ and was looking for something exciting to do with it so I came up with an idea to buy some old electronic device from Goodwill, hack it up and Josh C. Jan 8, 2017 12:00 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - Thanks everyone for the input. I get the Pros and Cons Dzuy N. Jan 5, 2017 10:52 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - That exothermic reaction heat from some thermosetting resins (esp epoxies) is one of those chemistry things that's really important - and obviously, tooling/mold design and materials all enter into sorting that out.  (Note, though Dub D. Jan 5, 2017 9:21 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - I think you have all the potting advice you can handle at this point, Andre' L. Jan 5, 2017 6:36 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - I have some experience with potting of electronics, particularly for harsh and extreme conditions (deep sea and gun launched applications).  It is certainly possible to protect electronics effectively, but you must do your homework and und John V. Jan 5, 2017 6:08 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - David F. Jan 5, 2017 5:58 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - (My comments below are for rugged-duty products like those for oilfield use... YMMV) Definitely clean boards again after assembly. Most CMs ship filthy boards that have not really been cleaned, and certainly not well enough Dub D. Jan 5, 2017 5:10 PM
RE: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - Hi Dzuy, Potting is done pretty often in production (especially in the energy sector), even though no one in manufacturing likes it. We've worked with a number of different assembly shops that can pot boards in production, including companies in Houst Jimmy S. Jan 5, 2017 11:15 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - While th Nathan R. Jan 5, 2017 11:11 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - The industry that we're in requires potting, so we can't get away with it. Can you recommend any manufacturer, domestic or abroad, that does potting service? Just want to get to the right direction. Thanks. Dzuy > Potting sounds great.  Make Dzuy N. Jan 5, 2017 10:59 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - Pott Vadim K. Jan 5, 2017 10:48 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - Let's say we'd start out with 1000 units. The final product is to be buried in the ground with only wires sticking out. In your experience, is potting service usually done in the US or can it be done abroad, right out of the circuit assembly line? Dzuy N. Jan 5, 2017 10:11 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - ​Hi Dzuy, What kind of volume are you talking about? ​Volume will dictate the appropriate solution. Also, what is it driving the need for po Cruz A. Jan 5, 2017 9:54 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Production PCB Potting - vacuum + heat Braon M. Jan 5, 2017 9:38 AM
Production PCB Potting - Hi, We have a product that requires potting the PCB. I'm somewhat familiar with the process as I have manually potted some myself. Now it's time for production. I'd like to seek advice from the group about the process of potting in mass producti Dzuy N. Jan 5, 2017 9:30 AM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] 2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - Hi Drew, Happy new year my friend! I'm excited you're taking this over. This is something you're very passionate about and you'r Cruz A. Jan 4, 2017 7:42 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] 2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - My f James R. Jan 4, 2017 7:14 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] 2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - No, no, not saying working on stuff. I am saying talking about develop Andre' L. Jan 4, 2017 5:32 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] 2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - Long time lurker and occasional attendee!  Just thought I'd say welcome Drew, and looking forward to seeing where the group goes. I wanted to add to Andre's comments that some focus on the technical side of build Scott P. Jan 4, 2017 4:51 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] 2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - Welcome, Drew! Looking forward to chatting wi John K. Jan 4, 2017 4:37 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] 2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - Interesting, I would expect something entirely different. To me, Austin-Hardware-Startup meetup says "Austin event to meet & network with other startups, which happen to be focused on hardware". I wouldn't go to Austin-flor Riley Jan 4, 2017 3:54 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] 2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - Drew, Thanks for the email and greeting. My only sugge Andre' L. Jan 4, 2017 2:35 PM
2017 schedule and call for ideas and support. - Hi all, I am pleased to have taken over the reins of Austin Hardware Startup Meetup. First I would like to say “Thank You” to Dave for his years of providing the startup community here in Austin with an amazing forum for colla Drew F. Jan 4, 2017 1:25 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Passing the Torch - Thank you Drew for stepping up to lead this group. Best of luck in the coming new year! - David On Dec 29,[masked]:53 PM, "David Endler" < David Dec 31, 2016 3:02 AM
Drew Forest? - I think the name of the group's new leader is misspelled on the Meetup's home page.   ... Bi Bill K. Dec 30, 2016 12:18 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Passing the Torch - Great to see Austin Hardware Startup is getting such great leadership. Your meetup is an importa Bill K. Dec 30, 2016 12:05 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Passing the Torch - Hi Drew, Thanks for volunteering for continuing the work and networking of this wonderful group. Dave, we'll miss you. Thanks for a job nicely done! Antonio. Antonio R R. Dec 29, 2016 5:41 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Passing the Torch - Congrats Drew for stepping up to lead the community.  And thanks David for doing such amazing work carrying the torch over the past couple years. I Anil Pattni t. Dec 29, 2016 3:42 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Passing the Torch - Hi All, I want to thank all of you who reached out with offers to help. I'm happy to announce that Drew Vigen has agreed to be the next organizer of the group effective immediately. Drew actually presented at our last meetup, and has an amazing b David E. Dec 29, 2016 2:53 PM
Passing the Torch - Hi all, It's been an incredibly fulfilling role to be organizer of this group for the past 1.5 years, but it's time to hand over the reins. My recent travel schedule and new business interests have made it impossible to do right by this thriving Au David E. Dec 22, 2016 4:24 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] any ZigBee experts out there? - I've evaluated ZigBee for several products over the past several years, and am fairly familiar with its strengths and weaknesses.  Long story short: The best thing about ZigBee isn't ZigBee, it's the underlying[masked] ra Dub D. Dec 22, 2016 1:35 PM
any ZigBee experts out there? - Hi there, We're looking for someone who has experience bringing a ZigBee product to market. For starters, we are looking for guidance in choosing a chipset Bailey Dec 21, 2016 7:48 PM
The Technology Advisors Group (TAG) is visiting ATX Hackerspace on Friday - Bill K. Dec 13, 2016 5:31 PM
Re: [Austin-Hardware-Startup] Need someone w TechShop membership & acrylic laser cutting training - Wow! Ya’ll rock! I had a bunch of responses with willing folks almost immediately. Makes me proud to be a part of such a great community. Thanks, everybody. Jean Anne Booth [address removed] [masked] > On Dec 13, 2016, at Jean Anne B. Dec 13, 2016 4:56 PM

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