• Hackaday + Tindie Bring-A-Hack Happy Hour!

    King's Row Gastropub

    Got a project you want to share, or need help? Come meet other hackers, makers, engineers, and Tindie sellers/buyers locally. Discuss ideas, solutions, resources, and other goings-on. Where: Kings Row Gastropub 20 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA (right behind Coffee Bean on Fair Oaks Blvd. Entrance to Kings Row is on Mercantile Pl.) The nearest parking facility is the Schoolhouse Parking Structure. Come celebrate Connect Week 2018 (https://www.innovatepasadena.org/programs/connect-week) in Pasadena! This event is aligned with Pasadena's annual week highlighting innovation in science + astronomy, design, technology, and entrepreneurship. We're inviting guests to come check out what Hackaday, Tindie, and hardware hacking is all about. There will be no formal show & tell presentations at this event, but you are welcome to bring small project items to demo and discuss. If you're interested in bringing your project, let us know so we can list it here. It's in a bar, with beer, wine, & spirits, so bear that in mind (ages 21+). Ground rules: • Bring a Project! No matter how small or early in the process, bring something you've made or are making (or photos!) • We can help you get your project onto Hackaday.io (http://www.hackaday.io) where you will meet collaborators, get help on your projects and have the potential to be featured on the Hackaday (http://www.hackaday.com) blog • You are responsible for your belongings • Please RSVP so we can book enough room

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  • Women in Hardware Dinner @ Open Hardware Summit!

    Miracle of Science Bar + Grill

    ** Please make sure to RSVP on our Eventbrite page!! >> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-hardware-dinner-tickets-46090533025 ** It's Open Hardware Summit time of year again and Hackaday is holding our second annual Women in Hardware dinner at The Miracle of Science Bar + Grill. It's the night before the Open Hardware Summit begins so you'll have lots of opportunities to meet and chat with others pre-conference. We love it when you bring your finest blinky, flashy, IoT, hacks, wearable, or other DIY items for us to paw (er.... look at), but bringing yourself is the most important. Dinner is sponsored by Supplyframe/ Hackaday. The Miracle of Science Bar + Grill can accommodate food allergies and preferences. They ask that you just let them know when you order. All who identify as women are welcome! Please RSVP on our Eventbrite page (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-hardware-dinner-tickets-46090533025) so we can call the restaurant in advance to let them know how many to expect.

  • Hackaday LA Four Year Anniversary!

    Congregation Ale House

    Happy fourth anniversary to our amazing Hackaday LA community! To celebrate, we're going back to our roots by taking over Congregation and doing a happy hour show and tell! There will be no formal show & tell presentations at this event, but you are welcome to bring small project items to discuss. It's in a bar, with beer, so bear that in mind. Got a project you want to share, or need help? Come meet with other hackers and makers locally to discuss ideas, solutions, resources, and other goings-on. **Please note that this meetup is NOT taking place at the Supplyframe DesignLab!** Looking forward to celebrating four fabulous years with the Hackaday LA community!

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  • Hackaday LA July Meetup

    Supplyframe DesignLab

    Join us for the July 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. Featured Speakers Erika Earl // 3D Audio, Ambisonics, & Interactive Embodied Sound Design The implications of embodied audio processing represent a new way to interact with sound in a virtual volume of space. Using depth sensors, intuitive interfaces, and spatial audio, we can create more immersive and collaborative experiences. Using motion capture technology to spatialize audio in higher order ambisonics allows us to explore 3D audio in a new and engaging way. Erika Earl is an Audio Engineer with over a decade of experience in designing, servicing, and maintaining audio electronics for professional recording studios. Her career highlights include Director of Hardware Engineering at Slate Digital, Head of Technology / Sr. Technical Engineer at LA's legendary Village Recording Studios, and a position on The Advisory Council for the Producers & Engineering Wing of The Recording Academy. Erika believes anyone with the desire, discipline, and a little imagination can create and build just about anything they want to. Karen Yuen // A Perspective from Space From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, we are remote sensing the world. We take in, process information and make daily decisions such as what to wear to whether we should be tackling the infamous LA traffic. From the unique vantage point of Space, we can see the world in ways that often go unnoticed or unmentioned. As the US space agency, NASA maintains a suite of satellites with different instruments that serve as our “eyes” in studying planet Earth, and we have been steadily collecting data for decades. This data serves as vital signs and records for the health of the planet, as well as discovering new facets of the complex living system that we call home. Karen Yuen is the NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) Science Data Applications Lead, Project Communications Manager, and the NASA Deputy Program Associate for the upcoming OCO-3 on ISS. Her current project OCO-2 is NASA’s first dedicated satellite for measuring carbon dioxide from Space. Her current work is in data user development for applying remote sensing data to science applications, specifically for the Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF) products from OCO-2. She began her career at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2001 and has received 8 NASA Group Achievement awards for her work on various missions. Yuen received her Bachelor’s degree with majors in Chemistry/Physics and French from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame. She pursued an MA in Scientific Journalism at New York University, while working as an Editorial Assistant for the journal “Neuroscience.” She continued her graduate studies in Organic Chemistry at Université de Paris-VI Jussieu and Université de Paris-V Rene Descartes. ---------- Timeline 6:30pm -- Doors open 7:00pm -- First speaker 7:45pm -- Break 8:00pm -- Second speaker 8:45pm -- Lightning talks! ---------- Parking 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. ----------- Public Transportation 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

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  • Hackaday LA June Meetup

    Supplyframe DesignLab

    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. Featured Speakers 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. ---------- Parking 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. ----------- Public Transportation 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

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  • Hackaday LA May Meetup

    Supplyframe DesignLab

    Join us for the May 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. Featured Speakers Dr. Rajib Shubert, Caltech // Virus stamping for targeted single cell infection in vitro and in vivo Genetic manipulation of single cells or defined cell populations has become an indispensable technique in the quest to understand many biological processes. In cell biology, an ever-expanding arsenal of targeting technologies is used to read out or interfere with the function of defined populations of cells and to trace their connectivity in the case of neurons. A key goal now is the development of improved tools for genetic modification of single cells, including in the brain of living animals. In my paper published in Nature Biotechnology, using nanotechnology I present a simple, versatile, and efficient method for viral transfection of single cells in cell culture, tissues, and the brains of live mice. The approach relies on mechanical contact of the cell with a micropipette or magnetic nanoparticle decorated with the virus. This makes the reliable and selective infection of single cells in culture or superficial tissues child's play, and opens up new avenues for targeted in vivo infections as well. Rajib’s research career began in the area of molecular bioengineering towards his Masters thesis at Columbia University with Dr. Samuel Sia from 2006 to 2008. His Ph.D thesis at the ETH Zürich in Basel, Switzerland, was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Müller and Dr. Botond Roska from 2010 to 2016. This exciting time constituted several projects that resulted in several publications in reputed journals such as Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Biotechnology. He is currently a postdoctoral scientist at Caltech in the lab of Viviana Gradinaru. His broad interests are in viral delivery technology, low-cost diagnostic devices, and neurotechnology. Christine Sunu, HackPretty // Emotive Robots Christine Sunu builds emotional bridges that span the divide between human and machine. Based on basic human empathy, she creates technology and hardware with emotive, human-centered interfaces that compel people to emotionally connect with non-living objects, such as robots. She’s even proven how quickly that connection happens by “killing” a robot onstage. An ex-biologist with two years of Yale medical school under her belt coupled with a Literary Arts degree from Brown, Christine has researched and written on cancer biology, patient advocacy and narrative medicine. Inspired by an open-source maker ethos, Christine turned her work towards engineering lifelike technology using emotive robot and interface design, ludic engagement, instructive design and low-barrier interactivity. As Creative Director at flashBANG, she continues her work as an all-purpose tech designer, meshing connected technologies with our everyday world and giving companies an edge in smart tech through custom prototyping and data-driven market validation. Christine has implemented developer experiences and run IoT workshops, designs interfaces for patient motivation, and creates hardware and software for research in emerging multidisciplinary fields. She writes and speaks widely about human motivation and interactivity in connected interfaces, and engages an international audience through online open-source tutorials. ---------- Parking 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.

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  • Hackaday, Supplyframe, & Tindie at LayerOne!

    Hilton Pasadena

    Join the Hackaday, Supplyframe, and Tindie crew at LayerOne 2018! Please note (!!) -- LayerOne requires registration >> https://www.layerone.org/registration/ LayerOne is an annual information security conference bringing you the latest and greatest in technology and security! This event is perfect for hackers, systems administrators, network administrators, security personnel, law enforcement, military, hobbyists, and anyone else interested in security or technology! One of the defining features of LayerOne is the overwhelming amount of hands-on workshops, events, and contests available to all attendees. From electronics to lock picking to no-holds-barred hacking competitions, LayerOne has something for everyone to learn more and enjoy themselves throughout the conference. Find out more information here! >> https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs/events/247535819/

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  • The 5th Annual Hackaday x Tindie MFBA Meetup

    O'neill's Irish Pub

    << Eventbrite RSVP required!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-5th-annual-hackaday-x-tindie-mfba-meetup-tickets-45628820029 >> It's Maker Faire Bay Area time of year again and we're holding our 5th annual Hackaday and Tindie MFBA Meetup! After a ridiculously fun day at Maker Faire, carry on the festivities with us at O'Neill's in San Mateo on Saturday night starting at 7pm. Bring your finest blinky, flashy, IoT, hacks, wearables, or other techy items for us to paw. Bonus points if you bring your #HackadayPrize project for us to get super excited about. Can't make it to the meetup Saturday night? Stop by and say hi to the Tindie and Hackaday teams at the Tindie booth (Expo Hall, Zone 2, Booth 2404) at Maker Faire! Space is limited, so get your foot in the door early. 21 or over only. Please bring ID. Eventbrite RSVP is required >> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-5th-annual-hackaday-x-tindie-mfba-meetup-tickets-45628820029

  • Hackaday LA April Meetup

    Supplyframe DesignLab

    Join us for the April 2018 Hackaday LA Meetup! We'll welcome four expert speakers, meet with fellow hackers, pitch project ideas, and stay updated on all things Supplyframe, Hackaday, and Tindie. Featured Speakers Susan Hough, USGS // Earthquakes in the Southland: Natural or Unnatural Disasters? It is now well established that the sharp rise in the number of earthquakes in the central United States since 2009 is due to human activity, in particular the deep injection of waste water generated by fossil fuel production. It has long been assumed that, in California, so-called induced earthquakes do not contribute significantly to earthquake rates, or hazard. Indeed, it is safe to assume that, overwhelmingly, seismic hazard in California stems from the active plate boundary that runs through the State. Looking back, however, at some of the moderately large earthquakes that struck the Southland during the early 20th century, there is evidence for an association with oil production during the early oil boom years in the Los Angeles Basin and elsewhere. While the results suggest that there can be a risk of significant induced earthquakes from conventional oil production, the rate of natural earthquakes within the Los Angeles Basin might actually be lower than previously estimated. Susan Hough graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in geophysics in 1982 and received a PhD in Earth sciences from UC San Diego in 1988. Since 1992 she has worked as a research geophysicist at the US Geological Survey in Pasadena. Her research interests include earthquake ground motions, induced earthquakes, and seismic hazard. She led deployments of portable seismometers following a number of damaging earthquakes including the 1989 Loma Prieta, California, 2010 Haiti, and 2015 Nepal events. She has co-authored over 120 articles, and was elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2009. In addition to technical articles, she has long-standing interests in science communication, having authored five books on earthquake science for a non-specialist audience as well as numerous popular articles. She has further led USAID-supported capacity development projects in a number of countries including Nepal, Haiti, and Myanmar. Dan Hienzsch, Majenta Strongheart & Giovanni Salinas // 41 Prototypes: the Reality of Concept to Product Willo is a product being developed at the DesignLab by Supplyframe. The DesignLab staff will talk about how it went from something that only existed in someone's head to a product installed in 21 rooms at a hospital in Kansas City, using only the tools available at the Lab. Dan Hienzsch is the Resident Engineer at the Supplyframe DesignLab and has overseen the manufacturing of the Willo product from the initial concept sketches to component prototyping through to product installation. Majenta is the Lab's Staff Designer. She was responsible for taking the raw outputs from the fabrication equipment and developing finishing processes to turn them into showcase pieces. Giovanni Salinas is the DesignLab Product Designer. He took the initial looks like prototypes and developed the CAD models into the final designs, optimized for the fabrication equipment at the Lab. ---------- Parking 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. ----------- Public Transportation 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

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  • Hackaday LA March Meetup

    Supplyframe DesignLab

    Join us for the March 2018 Hackaday LA Meetup! We'll welcome three excellent speakers, meet with fellow hackers, pitch project ideas, and stay updated on all things Supplyframe, Hackaday, and Tindie. Featured Speakers Shah Selbe & Jacob Lewallen // Wild Technology: Adventures with Open Source Sensors, Drones & National Geographic Over the last few years, Conservify has built open source conservation technologies for use in the field on National Geographic expeditions and through our network of scientists and conservationists. This has taken us to places like Peru's Boiling River, Botswana's Okavango Delta, Canada's Banff National Park, Congo's lowland gorilla reserves, and many more. We will discuss some of our experiences in building open source sensors/IoT, drones, and other tools to help better protect and understand the planet we live in. We will also talk about FieldKit, a joint hardware/software platform, and architecture that fuses the best of open science and open storytelling. We will discuss how big data/IoT formed the foundation for live-data expeditions, and how it's helping to protect one of the last untouched places on earth. Shah Selbe is the founder of Conservify and a National Geographic Explorer Fellow. He started his career as a spacecraft propulsion engineering but now considers himself a conservation technologist, where he works with communities, NGOs, and developing countries to identify and deploy technologies that can help with their greatest conservation challenges. Jacob Lewallen is a principal engineer at Conservify and has been a critical part of the team that sent technology to the Okavango Delta, Boiling River, and Banff National Park. He is leading the effort behind FieldKit and travels to the field often to deploy the technologies developed in our Los Angeles-based lab. Jacob has been a part of the maker movement for some time now, heavily involved in the operation of makerspaces, and in mentoring friends in software and woodworking. Alex Williams // A Childhood with the Open Source Hardware Movement Having grown up with the open source movement, it's influenced how Alex approach all aspects of engineering projects, from designing for distributed manufacturing to end-user documentation. Alex will recount his experiences with the movement and notable takeaways, up to the underwater glider, the project that he developed that ended up winning the 2017 Hackaday Prize and Alex discuss the influence the prize had on the project. Alex Williams is a young maker from the UK who has spent the last decade working on hardware projects, from assembling a first generation home desktop printer aged 10 to more recently developing complex electromechanical hardware platforms. His latest hardware project, the open source underwater glider, won the 2017 Hackaday prize. At the beginning of the year he started at the University of Cambridge, UK, however, he dropped out after a few weeks of study to pursue real-world hardware development. ---------- Parking 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 Supplyframe DesignLab location and nearby parking structures. ----------- Public Transportation 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

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