• HDDG 41: Biohacking And Implantable RFIDs

    Supplyframe / Hackaday San Francisco Office

    Welcome to the 41st Hardware Developers Didactic Galactic! Our speaker for this Meetup will be Amal Graafstra, technologist, author, and double RFID implantee. 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 Thursday, July 18 at 7:00pm! Streaming Live at 7:00pm! Watch the Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQshZe3jEHdF08FBZuZJKCg/live Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)

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  • Piqued x HDDG Present Andrew Belt with VCV Rack

    Supplyframe / Hackaday San Francisco Office

    Welcome to a special HDDG hosted by Piqued: A meetup for electronic music makers. https://www.meetup.com/Piqued/ Presenting a talk by Andrew Belt covering basic modular synthesis, an introduction to VCV Rack, and VCV's future developments. VCV Rack music performed by anti.negative https://soundcloud.com/anti-negative Andrew Belt with VCV Rack, the open-source virtual modular synthesizer. https://vcvrack.com/ VCV Rack is a new open-source virtual modular synthesizer for Mac/Windows/Linux based on the appearance, sound, and functionality of Eurorack and other modular formats. Its first stable version, 1.0, was recently released, including modular polyphony, a multi-threaded DSP engine, MIDI input/output, MIDI parameter mapping, and several other frequently-requested features. Rack's license allows open-source, freeware, and commercial plugins to be built using Rack's SDK, and its community has grown in the last two years to over 100,000 users and around 150 plugin developers, with over 1,200 modules currently available. After the talk there will be 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 Thursday, July 11 at 6:30pm! Streaming Live at 7:00pm! Watch the Live Stream on Supplyframe FM: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIJwSk1goS6rkaocT6eoZKQ Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)

  • HDDG 40: Mechanical And Electronic Ephemera

    Supplyframe / Hackaday San Francisco Office

    Welcome to the fourtieth Hardware Developers Didactic Galactic! This meetup, we'll be joined by Embedded Ninja Shaun Meehan. Shaun has previously given talks that answer the question, what happens when the majority of your work blows up on the Antares space accident? You turn around and get some of your second string units on the next SpaceX launch (9 days later)! Shaun will be talking about his two 300kg robotic arms, FRED & LEFTY, and the project of replacing their 1987 era controllers. This talk includes high power electronics, FPGAs, fixed point algorithms, galvanic isolation, transistor matching, splitting transistors in half, strange position sensors, homemade 3-phase 480 in a garage, and freight LTL shipping. This meetup we'll also enjoy a talk from Summer Hamm. Summer is an incident threat responder on Twitter (twitter.com) who has made a name for herself by leading the team responsible for the Russian interference of the 2016 election. For this meetup, she'll be talking about reverse engineering silicon mask ROMs found in ancient technology from the 80s. 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 Thursday, June 20, at 6:30pm! Streaming Live at 7:30pm! Watch the Live Stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQshZe3jEHdF08FBZuZJKCg/live Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)

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  • 6th Annual Hackaday x Tindie MFBA Meetup with Kickstarter!

    This year Hackaday and Tindie have teamed up with Kickstarter to take over B St Station in downtown San Mateo to host the largest Maker Faire after party in the area! There will be plenty of room in the bar or secret garden to show off your projects and meet loads of other hackers and makers you missed at the faire. Bring your Hackaday, Tindie, or Kickstarter projects to share with the community! -- RSVP on Eventbrite and the first drink is on us! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-6th-annual-hackaday-x-tindie-mfba-meetup-w-kickstarter-tickets-61279359213 -- N.B. The venue is for over 21's only. Please bring your ID. #MFBA19

  • HDDG 39: The Only Makers That You Want To Meet

    Supplyframe / Hackaday San Francisco Office

    Maker Summer Camp is going down in just a few weeks. The Bay Area Maker Faire is the biggest gathering of people who build stuff all year. As always, we're going to be hosting a pre-game filled with interesting talks, interesting people, and interesting devices. This month, we'll be enjoying talks from an extravaganza of hackers and makers from around the world (that just happen to be in town). First up is Mic Black (@micblackau). Mic is a Mic is an accomplished maker and prolific creative technologist. He is a strong advocate and contributor to the growth of the maker movement in Australia supported by connections to the worldwide maker community to develop a commercially sustainable creative technology innovation ecosystem. For his talk, he'll be speaking about getting outrageous projects funded, and all about wild PR stunts and flashbuilds. He'll also be speaking about his craziest projects and funniest stories. Also on deck is Christina Cyr (@CyrChristina), who holds degrees in biochemistry, physics, and a master's in engineering. Her work experience includes nuclear submarines, software engineering, and biochemical research. Of note, she'll be speaking about dToor https://dtoor.com/, makers of non-rectangular phones for non-rectangular people. Her talk will discuss modems and cellular modules, shipping products with cell modules, and the hardware development of the Cyrcle Phone www.cyrclephone.com 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 Thursday, May 16, at 6:30pm! -- Also, check out our Saturday night meetup in San Mateo: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-6th-annual-hackaday-x-tindie-mfba-meetup-w-kickstarter-tickets-61279359213 -- Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)

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  • HDDG 38: Internetz For Your Next Project

    Supplyframe / Hackaday San Francisco Office

    Internetz For Your Next Project Livestream link >> https://youtu.be/nNPiptwbyzc 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! Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)

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  • HDDG 37: Startup Engineering

    Supplyframe / Hackaday San Francisco Office

    Engineering For Hardware Startups Livestream link >> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQshZe3jEHdF08FBZuZJKCg/live Building a startup is hard, and that's doubly true for a hardware startup. Nevertheless, there are hundreds of new companies out there building hardware and bringing solutions to the world. What goes into making these solutions possible? For that, we're going to be hosting a series of talks on the engineering that goes into hardware startups. For this meetup, we'll be enjoying a talk from Chrissy Meyer. Chrissy has spent the past decade developing and shipping hardware as an engineering manager at Apple and Square. She was a founding team member at Pearl Automation, a vehicle technology startup. Chrissy has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and a BSEE from Rose-Hulman. She'll be talking about the efforts that go into turning an idea into a product, and design for manufacturing followed by a deep dive into mechanical and electrical topics. We're also hosting Kyle Cothern (https://twitter.com/risknc), who is the current Director of Engineering at Treau, a former Senor Design Engineer at Hyperloop One, and a launch operations engineer at SpaceX. Kyle will be talking about vertical integration at engineering startups and why sometimes farming everything out isn't a great idea. 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 Thursday, March 28th, at 6:30pm! Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)

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  • HDDG 36: Design for Manufacturing

    Supplyframe / Hackaday San Francisco Office

    Designing For Manufacturing Livestream link >> http://bit.ly/2V7iNdH It's February, and the PCB fab houses are open again, so it's time to design for manufacturing! Design for Manufacturing is the process that allows you to create a product more easily, less expensively, with a higher yield, or all three. For example, if you're using a pick and place machine and you can get away with a single-sided design, do it! You've instantly halved your assembly time. For this meetup, we'll be enjoying a talk from Natasha Baker (https://twitter.com/NatashaABaker). Natasha is an electrical engineer and founder of SnapEDA, a tool that bills itself as 'the Google of Electronic Design'. It's power comes in how ubiquitous it is: SnapEDA will take a datasheet and convert a dimensioned drawing and pin list to a footprint for Eagle, KiCad, or Altium allowing for instant access to millions of components. We're also hosting Kerry Scharfglass (https://twitter.com/borgel). Kerry paid for a recent trip to a convention by selling a small electronics project. In the 6 month lead up, he iterated and built 100 pieces and sold them at the show for a 3x multiple of the cost. He muddled through sourcing small quantities of components from China, efficient home assembly processes, accounting for predicted hardware failures, and more. 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 Thursday, February 28th, at 6:30pm! Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)

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  • HDDG 35: Open Source Biomedical

    Supplyframe / Hackaday San Francisco Office

    Supplyframe's HDDG is back for 2019. Welcome! Join us to enjoy talks about biomedical engineering this month. Plus snacks and bevs! Jean Rintoul - Spectra: Open Source Biomedical Imaging Beau Ambur - EEG: Thoughts and Visions Jean Rintoul (@jeantoul) has high hopes to improve our healthcare system by pushing forward a health technology commons. Previous experiences include bringing numerous consumer biosensor products to market from the Emotiv BCI to the Basis watch and Kiddo biosensor watch. Her work in Cognitive Neuroscience was published in Nature. Biomedical Imaging has previously been expensive and near impossible to hack and experiment with. If more people experimented and understood how imaging works we could move it forward much faster and make these transformative technologies available to everyone. In this talk Jean Rintoul will present Spectra: a tiny 2" device that uses safe levels of AC current to recreate an image of any conductive material such as your lungs, arm or head, using the same tomographic reconstruction technique as a cat scan. http://www.mindseyebiomedical.com Beau Ambur is a hardware hacker and open source enthusiast based in the San Francisco Bay Area. You may have seen them at a con near you wherever there is a hot soldering iron. Recently they've joined Kickstarter's outreach team for Design & Technology supporting creators on projects pushing the boundaries. Hobbies include flashing ESP chips and making blinky lights with MicroPython. Electroencephalography is an interesting look into the brain via measurement of minuscule voltages. This talk will principally be about several open source projects enabling an entire community of DIY enthusiasts to explore their own minds. Of particular focus will be the brain-duino, created by Masahiro Kahata, a microprocessor enabled Interactive Brainwave Visual Analyzer (IBVA). Beau will cover some of the fundamental theory and principles of EEG, along with the specific challenges of developing related hardware. Overall this should give a view of accessible technology and resources, along with some practical uses and experiments. DEMO ALERT! Stick around after if you'd like to open source a piece of your brain by trying out the hardware and visualizing your electrical potential. 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 Thursday, January 31st, at 6:30pm! Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)

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  • HDDG 34: Reverse Engineering

    Supplyframe / Hackaday San Francisco Office

    We've teamed up with the Reverse Engineering Meetup in Mountainview this month. (https://www.meetup.com/Mountain-View-Reverse-Engineering-Meetup/) Come enjoy some hands-on reverse engineering this month. Plus snacks and bevs! Ruth Grace Wong - Live Debugging! (Firmware from a Chinese Contractor) Steven Xing - Packets: Gotta Catch Them All! Special guests: The hosts of The Unnamed Reverse Engineering podcast This month we will follow both of our presenters along with our laptops. Be ready for something different! Ruth will be teaching us how to find a bug, learn some firmware basics, and explore some nuances of the industry and having firmware made in China. Ruth is a site reliability engineer by day and manufacturing engineer by night. She also loves documentation and writes about manufacturing for Supplyframe Hardware. https://twitter.com/ruthgracewong https://medium.com/@ruthgracewong Steven is going to demo how to watch network traffic. We'll see if we can reverse engineer some useful information or figure out a few basic control APIs. We'll have Wireshark, tcpdump, and a few IoT device stand-ins. Steven's a software/hardware engineer who's jumped around from working on hardware platforms, wearables, audio, radio systems, and sports broadcasting. He's always happy to talk about the strange intersections of those spaces. 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, October 16th, at 6:30pm! Code of Conduct (https://hackaday.io/project/28093-code-of-conduct)

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