Join us for the Hackaday LA Holiday Meetup of December!  We'll have loads of fun raffle giveaways, enjoy food & drink, and celebrate with fellow hackers before the holiday season gets busy.  

**Please RSVP via Meetup so we can plan accordingly:**

Featured Speakers

Ben Sax - “Towards an Internet of Place: How Technology, Community, and the Physical World Collide”

Ben Sax is an interactive artist and social entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. He’s the founder of Perceptoscope, a hybrid hardware startup and public arts initiative devoted to engaging people with the places around them through shared mixed reality experiences. He was a Knight Foundation Prototype Fund recipient, an inaugural resident of the SupplyFrame DesignLab, an Arts for LA Activate Cultural Policy Fellow, and is currently a National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow. His work has been presented at events like Maker Faire and SXSW Eco Place by Design.

Michael Starch - "A Car Without Taillights, and Other Ironies Reengineering the Radio in My Old Toyota"

Michael Starch is a local Engineer who spends his time persuing knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and software systems. He uses that knowledge to effectively mentor the technical community in the San Gabriel Valley through organizations such as Girls Who Code, and Repair Cafe Pasadena. Professionally, he works as a Flight Software Engineer at JPL.

Once upon a time he became angry at the failing clock display of his aging Toyota Matrix, and completely reconstructed the entertainment system of the car using a combination of COTS parts, custom circuits, frayed wires, and a sea of hot-melt glue.  What follows is the Saga of how he still has no clock in his aging Toyota...but has a pretty spiffy entertainment system.


Call For Lightning Talks

We will have reserved time for lightning talks. You'll get about two minutes to make an announcement, demo a project, or call for project collaborators. There will be a sign-up list at the meetup.

Coin Cell Challenge

The Hackaday Coin Cell Challenge runs November 29th - January 8th. Build an amazing hardware project powered by a single coin cell battery. Cash and Tindie credit prizes are in store for the best power-sipping projects. If you're working on something amazing, bring it in and share it with the group. Show it off, get feedback, or ask for help.



The DesignLab is at 30 E Del Mar Blvd, Pasadena, CA. You probably won't find street parking nearby, but please see this Google map showing the Supplyframe DesignLab location and nearby parking structures:

• Del Mar Station Parking Structure (2 min walk), 198 South Raymond Avenue. 626.817.0827

• Schoolhouse Park & Walk Structure (7 min walk), 33 East Green Street. 626.577.8963

• De Lacey Park & Walk Structure (10 min walk), 45 South De Lacey Avenue. 626.577.8963

Public Transportation

Using the Metro Goldline trains is quick and easy. It takes about 20 mins from Union Station in downtown LA to Del Mar Station, which is less than 2 minutes walk from our front door. Trains run about every 10 mins during the day and 20 mins at night from 11pm-2am.

There are also buses that serve Old Town Pasadena. The nearest intersection is FAIR OAKS/DEL MAR BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91105. You can find timetables or use the Metro Trip Planner at

**Please RSVP via Meetup so we can plan accordingly:**