Internetz For Your Next Project
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The Internet of Things, the Cloud, the Pogonip, or whatever you call it, is the next great frontier of electronics. We're no longer bound by local connections, now even a smartwatch can communicate directly with servers across the globe. For this Hardware Didactic, we'll be talking all about how to use radios in your project and how to integrate them into a finalized design. Also on deck will be a simple manufacturing service that is the very beginnings of taking the hardship of electronic design out of the actual design.
For this meetup, we'll be enjoying a talk from Jonathan Beri (@beriberikix) who is a Product Manager at WeWork, former PM at Particle and Nest, where he learned all about the Internets for tiny Things. Jonathan's talk will reveal why creating a connected product is much more than deciding whether to use WiFi or not. Different projects need to consider power, bandwidth, range and price, just to name a few constraints. And like many engineering problems, there might not be one "right answer." In this talk Jonathan will go over different questions to ask before deciding on a connectivity solution, a survey of options available in the market and some common recommendations.
We'll also be joined by Patrick Franken (@PatrickAachen), CTO and Co-founder of Aisler https://aisler.net/, a manufacturing service that turns prototyping and assembly into something that's as easy as pressing Print. The electronics assembly and manufacturing field is flooded with companies willing to put your Next Great Thing together, but very few have come up with something new; Aisler is slowly changing that with something that can best be called Finished Products As A Service.
After the talks, there will be demos, community announcements, and socializing. If you'd like to give a 2 minute demo/ community announcement, please see the organizers when you arrive to get set up.
A community announcement includes looking for a project partner, a job, offering a project/ job, the announcement of your startup launch, your Crowdfunding pitch, etc.
We're looking forward to seeing you Tuesday, April 23rd, at 6:30pm!
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