NY Hardware Start-up Message Board › Solid Hardware startup showcase, build your own PCB, hardware hackathon and
New York, NY
It’s Spring! You can smell it in the air, which means you’ll be tempted to leave your projects on your desks and go out and enjoy the outdoors. But alas, no! Close the door, block out the windows, sit back down to the comforting smell of solder and keep chugging away – you’ve got a startup to create and a hardware community to build!
So here are a few things going on in the hardware world that may justify loosening the handcuffs from your worktable just a little:
1) O’Reilley is hosting a new conference, Solid, which focuses on the intersection of software and hardware in the physical world - internet of things, industrial internet, etc. The Call for Proposals for the Solid Hardware Startup Showcase is out and you can find more details here! Bear in mind this is in San Francisco!
2) Our awesome Sponsor MakeSimply, is doing classes for you to learn how to design and make your own PCBs. Find out more here and sign up to a class!
3) Want to be part of a weekend hardware hackathon? Now’s your chance! The Staten Island Makerspace is organizing an event called Dreamups Lab NYC the weekend of April 11-13, 2014. They are asking participants to bring an idea to the table and they will form teams that will build the projects over the weekend. Techs from SI MakerSpace will be on hand to help people build the projects. The focus is on hardware technology that has a positive social or environmental impact.
4) NYC Economic Development Corporation has just launched World to NYC Global Industry Challenge, where they are trying to encourage startups from all over the world to open up shop in NYC. They are particularly interested in hardware companies so please help spread the word! The deadline for application is on April 7th.
5) Crowdfunding alert! Arturas Vaitaitis from our NY hardware community has just launched his product Monbaby[/url] on Kickstarter – a baby monitor in a smart button. It can be attached on any article of clothing and it sends the baby's breathing movements to your smartphone so you can sleep with peace of mind. It can also be used to monitor your elderly or sick parents, track their activity during the day, sleeping patterns and detect falls. Go ahead and show your support or spread the word!