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MakeIt NYC and New York Hardware Start-Up ( present the meeting that will be the hardware and Maker highlight of the year: Hardware Superstars! Get ready for presentations by the biggest names in hardware and the Maker community.

Speakers on the schedule include:

• Andrew "Bunnie" Huang: He's the man behind Chumby, NeTV, the Novena open laptop, EFF Pioneer Award recipient... Bunnie's accomplishments are too numerous to list here! And if that wasn't enough, he's one of the most compelling speakers on all aspects of hardware I've ever seen, and I think that you'll agree.

• Jeff McAlvay: Making assembled PCBs on you desktop? Jeff's company, Tempo Automation (, is making that happen. Hear all about Jeff's efforts to create the next disruptive breakthrough for Makers and hardware enthusiasts off all stripes.

• James "Laen" Neal: If you've ever seen a purple PCB with immersion gold pads, you're probably already a fan of Laen's wonderful OSHPark ( service. Laen talks about things PCB, and answers your questions.

• David Lang: David is co-founder of OpenROV (, the Open Source Underwater Robot. OpenROV blew past their Kickstarter goal a year ago, built a vibrant community, released new versions of their hardware and just raised $1.3mm ( Oh, and David still found time to write a book, Zero to Maker (, in his copious free time. Maybe the next one could be called "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Makers". Join us to hear about David's amazing experiences.

All this plus refreshments, courtesy of our friends at eBay NYC!

Note that there will be a limited number of spots available, so we're going to have a restricted guest policy, and we're asking that if you RSVP, you really make every effort to show up.