• KiCad Crash Course in Reno

    04/11/2018 at 16:47 0 comments

    Interested in learning how to design boards in KiCad?  Check out this upcoming 1-day class with @Michael Welling  in Reno, Nevada (USA) or watch it online:


    One day KiCad Crash Course

    We’ve asked Michael Welling of Qwerty Embedded Design to come to Reno to drop some knowledge on KiCad, an open source and multi-platform schematic capture and PCB layout tool. Michael uses KiCad for some of his famous designs such as LoFivePocketBone, and BaconBits. Space is limited and you should have some basic electronics and CAD skills under your belt already to make the most of this unique opportunity.
    This event will be recorded and live-streamed to the GroupGets YouTube channel

  • Applications Open: Ada Lovelace Fellowships For 2018 Open Hardware Summit

    04/08/2018 at 03:09 0 comments

    From  on the Hackaday blog:


    Ada Lovelace Fellowships For 2018 Open Hardware Summit

    The Open Source Hardware Association is now accepting applications for the Ada Lovelace fellowship which provides free admission to the Open Hardware Summit and a $500 travel stipend. One of OSHWA’s goals is to foster a more diverse community within open source. As part of this, Ada Lovelace Fellowships are open to women, LGBTA+, and people of color. There are a total of 10 fellowships available and applications are due by April 30th. The Open Hardware Summit will be held on September 27th at MIT.

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    The fellowship program, founded by Addie Wagenknecht and Alicia Gibb in 2013, builds on the ideal that Open Hardware is one way to reduce the barriers associated in access to technology. Removing some of the financial barriers associated with attending the Summit will help to ensure more people of diverse backgrounds are involved in shaping the Open Hardware world. In addition to the talks shared at the gathering, over the last several year OSWHA has been evolving the Open Hardware definition and an Open Hardware certification.

  • Teardown: a new hardware conference by CrowdSupply

    04/04/2018 at 20:36 0 comments

    CrowdSupply is organizing a new hardware con named Teardown in Portland on the weekend of May 11th – 13th:


    Teardown 2018

    A party for hacking, discovering, and sharing hardware
    Teardown is an event put on by Crowd Supply in association with Make+Think+Code @ PNCA. You can think of Teardown as live-action Crowd Supply, but with fewer cardboard boxes and packing peanuts. We’ll be bringing together hardware aficionados from around the world to celebrate, inspect, create, and, of course, tear down hardware.
    There will be long-time Crowd Supply creators and backers, as well as people we’re meeting for the first time. There will be hardware, art, food, drink, puzzles, workshops, tutorials, talks, music, field trips, and friends. Most of all, there will be ideas and projects to explore and inspire. We hope you’ll be there too!

    Latest update: Andrew “bunnie” Huang to keynote Teardown

    Please considering submitting a proposal like a talk, workshop, demo or installation:

    Teardown 2018: Call for proposals

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