A place for Tindie sellers and the community
to meet and stretch their legs
Gearing up for Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas; or just use that magical time of the year to indulge your blinkenlight machinations - if you've not started planning, now is the time!
According to Bill, you're already too late for grand architectural illuminations, but if you're up for a challenge you can check out his detailed guide on DIY Christmas light shows The Engineer’s Guide to DIY Computer Controlled Holiday Lights.
Have a LED idea, but worried about coding the animations? You could use the PixelBlaze which makes it quick to write new patterns with its highly optimized expression engine. Alternatively, the AllPixel mini LED controller doesn't even require soldering to use.
Looking to add blink or something more complex to your outfits? Add LEDs to your festive frocks or make Rudolph's nose glow brighter when you hug Aunt Rose with FyberLab's Flex Modules. You can also make smaller baubles and ornaments as decorations or gifts. Design your own or use kits. You can find snowflake, blinking star and IoT ornament kits ready to go on Tindie.
Still not sure what to make? Hackaday's Christmas archive has plenty of bright ideas for you. Whatever you decide to do there are many things on Tindie that can help you spread interactive cheer, and delight friends and family.
We love to hear about your projects. Share them with us on Twitter, Facebook, Hackaday.io or email details to us firstname.lastname@example.org. If we feature your project on the Tindie Blog we'll send out a festive goodie bag to you.
Tindie will have a booth in the Maker Pavilion, in Zone 3, Booth 3121.
We're looking for sellers who would like to stop by for an hour or so on Saturday or Sunday to demo their products or a project they've made. We'd also love to see projects made with Tindie parts from the community.
If you're interested, let us know ASAP at email@example.com so we can arrange passes.
Hope to see you there!
When you go to list your product, you'll see a dropdown where you can select one of Hackaday.io projects and the description and some other info will be pulled in to the Tindie listing.
You still have to upload appropriate images, and set the quantity and pricing, but it should make things easier.
If you have any feedback join us in the project chat or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We're doing it again! This week's #Hack Chat is Making Electronics for Education this Friday July 21.
Honored to have AnnMarie Thomas, creator of Squishy Circuits and director of the Playful Learning Lab, as our guest. This will be a great one for @Tindie Sellers who are creating hardware or kits for education or are thinking about it.
[Update] The transcript is now available here: https://hackaday.io/event/25924-making-electronics-for-education/log/63667-making-electronics-for-education-hackchat-transcript
Discuss purple PCBs and more with Dan Sheadel & Drew Fustini on June the 23rd.
This Hack Chat is part of a collaboration between Hackaday & Tindie to bring content and events that encourage engineers and inventors to prototype and bring their ideas to market.
Tindie sellers can also get a $25 off code for OSH Park. Get in touch with email@example.com with a link to your store.
It’s Maker Faire this weekend and Tindie is excited to be there with Hackaday and the Supplyframe team.
Head over to Tindie’s booth (RW22) in the ‘Maker to Market’ Pavillion in Zone 7 to say ‘Hi’ to me ( @Jasmine) @Shulie, @Jordan, @Rich, and Gerrit Coetzee. You may even be able to catch @Mike Szczys and @Chris Gammell.
Read more on the Tindie Blog.
Tuesday May 2nd @ 1pm PT. Join this project to take part.
Some sellers test their ideas on Tindie and build up to doing a crowd funding campaign, or complete a campaign and then come over to Tindie to sell excess inventory or second runs. Either way, there's a lot of great options for bringing your project to market.
We've got @Zach Dunham joining us for May's TindieChat. He's the Design & Technology Outreach Lead at Kickstarter and has a background in hardware and audio arts. He'd love to hear your experiences and can answer any questions that you might have about launching a campaign.
Also, @Jasmine Brackett from Tindie will be the host and can also provide advice for anyone wondering what to do after their campaigns and selling on TIndie.
Maybe you've had an incredibly successful campaign and have advice for others? We'd love to hear your tips in this TIndieChat!
You can post questions in advance on this doc. They can be for Zach, the Tindie Team, or the community in general.