Hi! Greetings from Estonia!
And from Africa
Hello @tanel !
Hello @murray !
A big welcome from San Francisco!
and from Bosnia !
Epic locations abound!
Okay, let's get started with this international conversation!
Amazing how hardware connects people all over the world
Everyone, throw your questions into here for Asaad to answer! https://hackaday.io/event/159924-making-modular-hardware
It really is amazing!
Okay, to get started, @Asaad Kaadan , can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about your background?
sure! thanks for inviting me and welcome everyone!
I'm embedded/robotics engineer currently in Seattle. My day job is with Freefly Systems building drones / robots for the movie industry
Hi @Boian Mitov . :-)
I have a passion for modular electronics which is my weekend and night shift with Hexabitz
It started when I was working on my phd at the Univ. of Oklahoma
Hi @sfrias1 :-)
Awesome chat with Asaad.
Thanks @sfrias1 and welcome to the chat!
And can you tell us about Hexabitz? What it is, how it started, and where it is today?
Hexabitz started first as a way to mimic natural shapes to get the most abstract modular electronics design.
I was fascinated by how nature uses modularity to build complex flat and curved shapes
Tracing that into basic mathematics of hexagons, pentagons and triangles etc
My phd project was about building a pixelated optical communication device that was following these concepts
Later however I went back to my love for electronics and decided to explore same concept for a modular electronics system!
Have I missed it?
We started with few module designs and gradually built more hardware and firmware
We just launched our online store on our website few weeks ago... It's VERY work in progress but finally we have about 14 different modules ready to see the outside world!
3.3V / 1A DC-DC Buck Power Supply With Terminal Block Input
Read this on Hexabitz
There are more planned and lots of work on both hardware and firmware side. So I say it's taking shape slowly!
I haven't had chance to build lots of demo projects yet. Trying to balance hardware / firmware dev, documentation, examples, etc
Congrats on releasing those first modules!
But we're excited to share with the community and start getting feedback and seeing modules in the wild!
Let's jump into the community questions now! If any of you have a question, throw it into the discussion section here: https://hackaday.io/event/159924-making-modular-hardware
Since we're already on the topic of your newly released modules, let's jump in with this question: How did you choose which modules of your modular prototyping platform to develop first?
Thanks! Definitely still a lot of work to be done but we're...
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