• World Maker Faire NY: Hackaday NYC members get 20% off!

    The New York Hall of Science

    Maker Faire returns to New York City on September 22nd & 23rd! Hackaday NYC members get a 20% discount on advance Single Day & Weekend passes with promo code "WMFNY18_Hackaday." See you there!

    Get your discounted ticket: https://wmf18.eventbrite.com?discount=WMFNY18_Hackaday

    P.S. Be sure to SAVE THE DATE for the evening of Thursday, September 20th for a super special pre-Maker Faire meetup! More details to come.

  • Kickstarter x Hackaday: HACK TUNES

    Kickstarter HQ

    PLEASE NOTE: To RSVP, you must register via Eventbrite!

    Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kickstarter-x-hackaday-hack-tunes-tickets-49231298138

    Join us on Thursday, September 20th for a special pre-Maker Faire Meetup! Hackaday MakeIt NYC is once again teaming up with our friends at Kickstarter, this time bringing you a night of awesome music hacks, snacks and more!

    Got an amazing musical hardware project? Show it off! To propose your demo, just fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P6nFxzjMNw6thsLckMT_Adk6zbiXCn9O26OUIUuaZww/

    Currently confirmed:

    Nick Chelyapov (http://www.curioussoundobjects.com/) is a designer turned music gear head who wanted to make a sound toy that was approachable but deep enough to be a real instrument. We'll learn about Bitty, an Arduino based synthesizer and drum machine. Battery powered, onboard speaker, fits in your pocket. It’s really fun!

    Nick Yulman (http://nysoundworks.org/) works with sound and interactive media in a variety of contexts including installation art, audio storytelling, and music. He has presented his work internationally at venues including Paris' Palais de Tokyo, The Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw, MoMa PS1, Flux Factory, UnionDocs, The Museum of the Moving Image, and the New York Hall of Science. In October, he'll be installing with his robotic musical instruments at Areté Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He will show us how musical robots helped him stop worrying and love digital music.

    See you on September 20th!

  • Hackaday at HOPE!

    Hotel Pennsylvania

    Come hang with Hackaday at The Circle of HOPE!

    Attending this year's Hackers On Planet Earth? Visit us at our booth in the vendor area on Saturday, July 21st at 4:00pm for a mini-meetup! We'll be there with plenty of swag and snacks.

    Learn more about HOPE at hope.net. Advanced ticket sales have ended, but a limited quantity may be available at the door.

    See you at Hotel Pennsylvania!

  • Hackaday is going to VCF East!

    InfoAge Science Center

    The Vintage Computer Festival is coming to New Jersey and we will be there!

    The Vintage Computer Federation has organized a weekend of classes, exhibits, talks and vendors centered around the history of computing. Hackaday is a proud sponsor of VCF East.

    Join us at the InfoAge Science Center on the weekend of May 19th and say hello!

    Learn more and purchase your tickets here: http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-east/

  • Hackaday World Create Day 2018

    fat cat fab lab

    Join us and our friends at Fat Cat Fab Lab and build something that matters! On WORLD CREATE DAY, the Hackaday community from around the world will meetup and spend time building together on Saturday, March 17th. Pick one of those projects you’ve been meaning to dive into and get together with some old and new friends to hack on your projects together. Dozens of meetups will be happening all over the world: https://hackaday.io/meetup/4-world-create-day-2018

    The core of World Create Day is to stop making excuses and just make something. Great builds start with a plan. The Hackaday Prize will begin soon, and since you’re already getting together with other people, form a team and dream up your entry.

    This is your take on building something that matters to the world. Come up with a plan that solves a problem facing humanity and publish your work on Hackaday.io. You may be surprised by the support you get for your idea, but you’ll never know until you put an idea out there. Join in Hackaday’s World Create Day on March 17th and let’s show the world the kind of hope that blossoms when we decide to build something that matters.

    More info: https://hackaday.io/event/52676-world-create-day-2018

  • Bring-A-Hack with Hackaday + Ultimaker + New Lab

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    PLEASE NOTE: To RSVP, you must register via Eventbrite!

    Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bring-a-hack-nyc-with-hackaday-ultimaker-new-lab-tickets-42916277742

    Admission is $5, with all proceeds donated to KiCad via CERN.

    Hackaday and Ultimaker are teaming up at New Lab for a special evening of super hacks and more!

    We’ll have lightning talks where you can share your favorite time-saving tips, your daring repairs, your most (or least) elegant solutions with other makers, artists, and engineers. We will showcase your latest and greatest acts of resourcefulness and inspiration.

    Submit your talk proposal here! https://goo.gl/forms/4Km1iDMN2oJhqzod2

    Join us at New Lab on Wednesday, February 28th and celebrate collaborative creativity with snacks and drinks!

  • Hackaday MakeIt NYC January


    Kick off the 2018 season with us at ThoughtWorks on Wednesday, January 24th for a new installment of Hackaday MakeIt NYC! We're excited to feature talks by two brilliant makers: Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Ph.D., is an award winning researcher, artist, and writer. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Lehman College / CUNY in the Bronx. He received his Ph.D. in the Disruptive Design Team of the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department of Trinity College Dublin. His work focuses on the theme of “Deconstructing Networks” and includes over 100 creative projects that critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience. His artwork has been exhibited and showcased at venues such as SFMOMA, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Art, MOMA, ICA London, Whitney Museum of American Art, Palais du Tokyo, Tate Modern, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, and more. His project, “Bumplist”, is included in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. His writing has appeared in publications such as WIRED, Make, Gizmodo, Neural and more. His hardware hacking Scrapyard Challenge workshops have been held in over 15 countries in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, and Australia since 2003.

    Website: http://www.coin-operated.com
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/coinop29

    Jonah will discuss his projects and work in the theme of “Critical Networked Experience” that challenge and subvert accepted notions of network interaction and socialization. Some projects he will discuss include “BumpList”, an email community for the determined, “Killer Route” a GPS navigation system that integrates live crime data, “WSSID” a hacked wireless router that broadcasts the weather, “ContactRot” an iPhone app that challenges our reliance on the cloud, “Alerting Infrastructure!”, a website hit counter that destroys a building, “Wifi-Hog” a portable system for regaining control of public wireless networks and he will also discuss his "Scrapyard Challenge" hardware hacking workshops that he has been running since 2003. He will conclude his talk with a live demo and explanation of “Lively” and “Healing Destinations", two web and mobile based projects that allow for collaborative interaction from cellphones on a shared public screen.

    Noah Feehan is a full-stack charlatan, working with whatever software and hardware will best fit the occasion. His work often examines the critical and ethical dimensions of emerging technology, using provocative prototypes to show how life might be if technology corporations valued, for example, customer trust over data-based revenues. Currently Noah is building weft.rocks, a consumer-electronics company, alongside the open source WEFT project. He also consults/advises on special projects with a mix of corporate and artist clients.

    Website: https://aka.farm/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/noahfeehan

    Noah will talk about the WEFT UI Board, which lets people start experimenting with a new haptic phenomenon - electrovibration. Electrovibration lets you dynamically change the apparent texture of a flat surface(!). He will talk about the technology's strengths and limitations, and outline some potential applications that he'd especially like users to try.

  • Hackaday MakeIt NYC: The Halloween Special


    Join us for an extra spooky installment of Hackaday MakeIt NYC at ThoughtWorks (http://www.thoughtworks.com/about-us)! Halloween, our favorite time of the year, is nearly upon us and our next meetup on Wednesday, October 25th will be in the spirit of the season. Don't miss it!

    Are you working on some cool Halloween hacks? Let us know! This season is a great excuse to finally get started on your wildest, craziest ideas.

    We'll convene once again with our ThoughtWorks (https://www.thoughtworks.com/about-us) friends during their weekly Hardware Hack Lab. If you have a project that you'd like to bring and work on, you are more than welcome to participate in HHL as well.

    Currently confirmed:

    James Lo (http://thisisreal.nyc/) is a composer/sound designer for contemporary dance (two time New York Dance and Performance “BESSIE” Award winner), an embedded systems engineer (works by Robert Ashley, Elizabeth Streb, and David Behrman), a drummer (in the bands Chavez and Live Skull), and a retired enterprise software consultant (Merck, Pfizer, Merrill Lynch/BofA, Franklin Templeton, Fidelity Investments, AON, and Morgan Stanley).

    James will be presenting his technical design for This Is Real, an immersive theater horror experience. How can you automate a show on a shoestring budget? How can a stage manager call a show that she can neither see nor predict? Which is more conductive, fake blood or real?

    Will Sakran (http://metreideasanddesign.com/metre/) is an electrical engineer, product designer, and toy tinkerer. He has a weird and wide range of experience, from missile detection systems to dancing Elmo dolls. This includes seven fun-filled years as an engineer at Fisher-Price where he worked on Sesame Street, Winnie the Pooh, Thomas & Friends, and Dora the Explorer toys. He now has his own electronics design shop in Brooklyn.

    Foxonix (http://www.foxonix.com/) is an open hardware platform for creating awesome projects with your own custom sound content. It's based on a microcontroller with built-in audio playback hardware. It's perfect for toys, games, costumes, and art projects, or pretty much anything you want to add music or sound effects to. There will be lots of fun demos to play with, and we'll discuss how Foxonix can be used to take Halloween projects to the next level.

  • Hackaday NYC + Kickstarter: Assistive Tech, Maker Faire, and more

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    Join us on Thursday, September 21st as Hackaday MakeIt NYC (https://www.meetup.com/MakeIt-NYC/) teams up with Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com) for a pre-Maker Faire Meetup! We'll feature awesome talks and demos with a special spotlight on Assistive Technologies (https://hackaday.io/prize/details#four). Stay tuned for more details!


    Anita Perr & R. Luke Dubois (The NYU Ability Project) (http://ability.nyu.edu/)

    Anita Perr, PhD, ATP, FAOTA, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Ms. Perr uses collaborative teaching to encourage students to explore the best ways to approach clinically relevant issues. Her extensive clinical experience informs her classroom teaching. Students appreciate the problem-based, practical nature of her courses.

    R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and has lectured and taught worldwide on interactive sound and video performance. He has collaborated on interactive performance, installation, and music production work with many artists and organizations including Toni Dove, Todd Reynolds, Jamie Jewett, Bora Yoon, Michael Joaquin Grey, Matthew Ritchie, Elliott Sharp, Michael Gordon, Maya Lin, Bang on a Can, Engine 27, Harvestworks, and LEMUR, and was the director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra for its 2007 season.

    Andrew Chepaitis (ELIA Life Technology) (http://www.theeliaidea.com)

    Andrew Chepaitis leads ELIA Life Technology, which develops assistive products for people who have a visual impairment. Under his leadership, the company has been awarded roughly $2.5 million in research and development grants. With this funding, the company is developing a suite of products that will enable its consumers to achieve greater levels of education, employment, literacy, and independence.

    Chepaitis has worked as a grant reviewer at the National Institutes of Health since 2010. He is the author of four patents. He has also served on the national alumni boards of Lehigh University and the Hopkins School. He was formerly an equity research analyst at Credit Lyonnais USA and a lacrosse coach at Yale University. Chepaitis holds an international business degree from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of New Haven.


    WearWorks (http://www.wear.works/) is a haptic design company that is developing products that communicate information through touch. Their product WAYBAND is a wearable device that acts as a navigation aid for blind and visually impaired persons, guiding users to an end destination solely utilizing vibration.

    Elia Frames (http://www.theeliaidea.com/)​​ Tactile Font is the world’s most intuitive tactile reading system. It is designed to be understood by touch for those who have a visual impairment, and by sight for those without. ELIA FRAMES leverages modern tactile printing technology and design principles to optimize each letter’s design and create easily identifiable characters. Each letter features an outer frame (circle, square, house) and interior elements that suggest the main characteristics of each standard alphabet letter.

    Adaptive Design Association (http://www.adaptivedesign.org/)

    Kinetic (https://wearkinetic.com/)

    Move38 (https://move38.com/)

    RaceYa (http://www.raceya.com/)


  • Hackaday MakeIt Summer Party: DEMO NIGHT!

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    Have you been working on something cool this summer? Join Hackaday MakeIt NYC as we celebrate the season with a DEMO NIGHT on Wednesday, August 30th!

    Whether you've recently made something awesome or if you have a favorite project from your past work, we invite you to share! We had a blast at our last Demo Night (https://www.meetup.com/MakeIt-NYC/events/235998203/) and want to see what you've been up to since.

    Once again, we'll be joining our friends at ThoughtWorks (https://www.thoughtworks.com/) during their weekly Hardware Hack Lab (https://hardwarehacklab.io/) -- so you are welcome to come and hack on your works-in-progress!

    If you'd like to show a demo, please reach out to Shayna ([masked]) and tell her about your project and your A/V needs. Makers will get at least 5 minutes to show-and-tell. We'll try to showcase as many projects as time permits.

    Don't forget to RSVP! See you on August 30th!