Join us for the June 2018 Hackaday LA Meetup! We'll welcome two expert speakers, meet with fellow hackers, pitch project ideas, and stay updated on all things Supplyframe, Hackaday, and Tindie.
Reinier van der Lee, Vinduino // Building a Wireless Community Sensor Network with LoRa
Reinier will discuss the free LoRa network he is setting up in Temecula Wine Country. He started with private networks using LoRa as a protocol, but is now moving to LoRaWAN as it is standard. LoRaWAN has the advantage of using encrypted data, so you can use it to securely control devices. In this use case, he is operating irrigation valves in vineyards and orchards.
Reinier van der Lee is the founder of a Temecula-based precision irrigation company, combining his hobbies: winegrowing and electronics hacking. He has over thirty years of experience in high-tech products like: speech recognition, power management, wireless charging, and environmental sensor systems, and is a named inventor in 17 issued patents.
Reinier was winner of the Hackaday 2015 "Best Product" prize, received the IoT Award 2016 "Editors Choice”, and recently received the City of Temecula "Innovator of the Year 2018" award. You can also find the Vinduino for sale on Tindie!
DataGram // Forensic Locksmithing
Learn all about forensic locksmithing, the discipline of forensic science devoted to finding evidence of all the ways in which locks are opened with things other than the working key. Don't worry, we'll cover the basics of how locks and lock picking works, too.
Data hacks things. He is the lead organizer for the annual LayerOne Information Security conference and one of the founders of the Los Angeles hackerspace Null Space Labs.
The DesignLab is at 30 E Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, CA. You probably won't find street parking nearby, but please see this Google map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z336KXOi6I8Q.kWuP10Ksdh4Y) showing the DesignLab location and nearby parking structures.
Using the Metro Goldline trains is quick and easy. It takes about 20 mins from Union Station in downtown LA to Del Mar Station, which is less than 2 minutes walk from our front door. Trains run about every 10 mins during the day and 20 mins at night from 11pm-2am.
There are also buses that serve Old Town Pasadena. The nearest intersection is FAIR OAKS/DEL MAR BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91105. You can find timetables or use the Metro Trip Planner at metro.net