• NashMicro "Valentine's Edition" & Possible Live In-Person Event Planning?

    Yeah, so there isn't really anything Valentine-related to this event, but who knows what can happen. Be prepared for "show and tell", lab tours, and whatever else is on your mind when NashMicro meets again in February. Feel free to share special requests or message an event organizer, if you'd like us to add something to the agenda!

  • NashMicro "Christmas Edition" - Live from your living room!

    Be prepared for "show and tell", lab tours, and whatever else is on your mind when NashMicro meets again in December. Feel free to share special requests or message an event organizer, if you'd like us to add something to the agenda!

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    Sturnus, Inc. - www.sturnusdesign.com - (a.k.a. one of our illustrious sponsors) has a couple of opportunities, if you or someone you know might be interested. They are looking for a Sensor Fusion Engineer. They are also looking for someone who can take convert motion data into 3D model movements. These are contract gigs with a startup company. If you are interested, email [masked].

    Topic: Nashmicro December live via Zoom
    Time: Dec 15,[masked]:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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  • Live from your living room! The long awaited return of NashMicro.

    Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, NashMicro rises again!

    Be prepared for show & tell, lab tours, and maybe some impromptu quick updates from the crew. Comb your hair, put on some pants, and prepare your soldering stations!

    Topic: Nashmicro November
    Time: Nov 24,[masked]:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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  • Test Equipment Demystified: An Introduction to Oscilloscopes

    Greater Nashville Technology Council

    Why might you use one? How do you use one? Which one should you buy? These questions and more will be answered in this, the first in a series of presentations that demystify the tools of the electronics bench.

    Oscilloscopes are an essential piece of test equipment for the hacker enthusiast through the seasoned professional engineer, but they can be somewhat intimidating and choices daunting.

    The evening will include a presentation, hands-on activities, and mentorship from experienced experts and border-line dangerous hackers, alike.

    If you have a scope, bring it! If you don't, fear not. We should have several available for you to play with.

    Food and live streaming of the talk will be provided by Sturnus, Inc. They are a group of people who make embedded systems from right here in the Nashville, TN area. You can check them out at www.sturnusdesign.com or talk with some of them at the meetup!

    Eat and greet @ 6. Show & Tell begins around 6:30. The presentation begins around 7:00 p.m.

  • Learn best practices in basic board troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair.

    Greater Nashville Technology Council

    "Join UBREAKIFIX Master Technicians Christopher Bailey and Cameron Johnson while they demonstrate best practices in basic board troubleshooting, diagnostic, and repair. In this 90 mins session they will provide an overview in troubleshooting followed by a hands on session on how to use tools like 'Open Board View/ZXW' which shows the schematic of a board to help identify where the issue lies."

    Food and live streaming of the talk will be provided by Sturnus, Inc. They are a group of people who make embedded systems from right here in the Nashville, TN area. You can check them out at www.sturnusdesign.com or talk with some of them at the meetup!

    Eat and greet @ 6. Show & Tell begins around 6:30. The presentation begins around 7:00 p.m.

  • Lightning Talk Series - Using Initial State to stream and visualize data.

    Greater Nashville Technology Council

    Rick Kuhlman will start our lightning series with a talk about:

    "Using Initial State, a Nashville startup acquisition story, to stream and visualize data from any internet-connected device using REST. We will take a look at a quick demo sending data through an API and then from a Raspberry Pi using python."

    Food and live streaming of the talk will be provided by Sturnus, Inc. They are a group of people who make embedded systems from right here in the Nashville, TN area. You can check them out at www.sturnusdesign.com or talk with some of them at the meetup!

    Eat and greet @ 6. Show & Tell begins around 6:30. The presentation begins around 7:00 p.m.

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  • 2019 Nashville Mini Maker Faire

    The Wond'ry

    The 2019 Nashville Mini Maker Faire (http://nashville.makerfaire.com/) is almost here! This year's Faire is going to be bigger and better than ever. This year's event will again be at The Wondr'y at Vanderbilt University.

    NashMicro will host the soldering workshop as we have done in the past. We need your help to make this happen. So, PLEASE sign up for as many slots as you can.

    (https://1drv.ms/x/s!AuP_4PUT3y5O359p1e3Qe9QkctwptQ?e=9V5WtZ)

    The Maker Faire is Nashville's premier maker event of the year. We hope to see everyone there!

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  • "Replacing C: The Zig Programming Language" by Shritesh Bhattarai

    Nashville Technology Council

    Replacing C: The Zig Programming Language

    C has been the de-facto systems programming language for more than 40 years. Many new languages have tried to replace C but they bring in immense programming complexity or runtime restrictions that make them a hard sell with domains like embedded systems and microcontrollers.

    Zig is a general-purpose programming language designed for robustness, optimality, and maintainability. It matches (and in many cases supersedes) the simplicity of C, has manual memory management yet the safety and ergonomic features that you expect from a modern programming language and an unmatched cross compilation story that make it a perfect fit for bare-metal programming (and bigger software systems too). As a plus, it also integrates really well with existing C libraries and codebases.

    We will take a quick tour of the Zig programming language and see it in action with some live demos running on different platforms.

    Food and live streaming of the talk will be provided by Sturnus, Inc. They are a group of people who make embedded systems from right here in the Nashville, TN area. You can check them out at www.sturnusdesign.com or talk with some of them at the meetup!

    Eat and greet @ 6. Show and tell begins after that and the presentation begins around 6:30 p.m.

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  • BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) Night!

    Tech Hill Commons

    Summer is almost over and we are getting ready to bring you a full slate of presenters for the fall, but until then we are going to keep the meeting low-key and technical presentation-free. So, bring your own project, if you have one. Eat and sightsee, if you don't!

    If you have any specific equipment or technical expertise needs, please leave a comment! NashMicro members have some cool toys and are generally willing to share.

    Food provided courtesy the fine folks at Sturnus, Inc. Check them out at www.sturnusdesign.com for your embedded system design needs.

    See you then!