Producing printed circuits on plastic mechanical parts can be accomplished with a standard laser cutter and a handful of chemicals available from online retailers.
Practical tips for people who don’t know anything about firmware for deciphering the code and tracking down bugs.
You can easily bring digital video game assets to the human world with 3D printing, but what about modifying files, or adding electronics?
IC and semiconductor fabrication techniques, tools, and processes that allow for mid 1970’s era device fabrication on a small budget in the home workshop.
This is the story of how the massive 500-watt LED Toorcamp sign was designed, developed, and constructed inside of 3 weeks.
The fundamentals of deep learning modules and object detection using Tensorflow and Keras on a Raspberry Pi.
Driven by creative designs, the wearables industry has tremendous opportunities but also faces significant challenges in scaling and scientific research. Building programmable garments and what the future will bring.
Why “ground” is critical and important for developing electronic hardware and how to approach a grounding scheme in your designs.
Modifying cameras, building lenses, and selecting filters to see like the bees. Exploring ultraviolet spectrum for the artistic and technically-minded.
Building the first dual-rotor modular centrifuge to fly on the ISS. Ingenuity and standing on the shoulders of giants to build complex systems.
A whirlwind tour of tools and techniques for fabricating amazing reproductions in the home workshop; electronics, vacuum forming, 3D printing, and sooooo much sanding bring a faithful Daft Punk Helmet clone to life.
Practical tips for designing with high-power line voltage circuits to make AC design and tinkering safe, effective, and just as cheap as DC.
Taking holographic photos and video with regular cameras and panache. Custom photo rigs and the crazy problem of making a lightfield video rig.
A surprisingly simple circuit, some interesting math, and an article in the inaugural edition of the Hackaday Journal of What You Don’t Know..
Always wanted to paint like Bob Ross, but have the artistic skills of a wet cardboard box? Perhaps you can be helped by a printer cartridge and some electronics.
Challenging traditional manufacturing techniques used to build orbital class rockets. Here’s how Relativity Space 3D prints rocket engines (104 tests already) and avionics.
“SHE BON” can sense and indicate the wearer’s level of arousal/excitement. It explores ways in which we can use our bio-data to communicate aspects of our being that would otherwise go unnoticed, as well as how technology can help us add another layer of texture to how we express our individuality.
Novel soldering techniques for building art, prototypes, and short hand-built production runs using techniques like SMT cordwood, carved FR4, and small scale free-air.
Learn to design optical elements like diffractive waveguides (Magic Leap, Hololens, Akonia, Digilens), and electronically controlled elements that can changing depth in real-time. More importantly, learn how to make your own with accessible machine shop equipment.
Microcontrollers have lots of built-in functionality that goes unused because long datasheets can be overwhelming. That ends now.
Simple designs will save your next product if you know which circuits to piece together. Utility circuits practical for everyday electronics.
From powering it efficiently, to software constraints, picking the right hardware, and connecting it all in a fail-safe way, know the pitfalls of designing a Linux-powered portable.
From the outside, integrated circuits are mysterious black boxes. Here’s how to open up some famous analog and digital chips including 8008 microprocessor, 555 timer, the first FPGA chip, Intel’s first RAM, the 76477 sound effects chip, and a counterfeit RAM chip.
If you combine IMUs with machine learning (ML), you can detect gestures! Experimenting with these devices that sense both motion and orientation is a great way to get ML into your hacker toolkit.
A software engineer explores manufacturing automation, featuring complex software solutions and redemption in the form of reusable hardware components.
Working on electron microscopes means learning about everything from analog and digital circuit repairs, to how to rig and transport scopes, servicing 120KV+ high voltage tanks, and working on complex high vacuum systems.
From $10 USB software defined radios to cheap imported transceivers, it’s easier than ever to have a multi-purpose radio in your lab. Low cost antennas can be built by beginners easily to send and receive radio signals from frequencies covering worldwide HF to local VHF, UHF, and microwave.
Building a wearable, AI-powered robotic owl, is both easier and harder than it looks. Explore the challenges of 3D printing, coding, and how to confront them with creativity.
Discover manufacturing processes and make decisions with an eye towards economics. Buying 30,000 RGB LEDs, using big red arrows to communicate through a translator, and more!
Whether you are trying to avoid having a multi-million dollar fighter jet from being shot down or avoid a speeding ticket from law enforcement , the same radar and electronic warfare equations and concepts apply.
AND!XOR creates electronic badges for education and fun at security conferences. These badges, however, are not just blinged out LED eye candy. They are a way for us to teach people foundational hacking skills in the form of embedded puzzles. Our last project included a text based alternate reality game and custom programming language. Challenges included side channel attacks, wireless hacking, reverse engineering, and coding in kitteh speak LULZCODE. We will show how these were made and solved.
15-20 minute demo of pad printing. We'll discuss the technology, how it's used, then all participants will come up and print something. We will print 300 panels of KISS Tindie badges on site!
Biomedical Imaging has previously been expensive and impossible to hack with. Open EIT (electrical impedance tomography) uses safe non-ionising AC current to recreate images of conductive material, such as your lungs or head, using the same tomographic reconstruction technique as cat scans. This talk presents the open source project, then discusses exciting future innovations in this area.
Trials and tribulations of creating a network of remotely controlled, sound-reactive, low cost floating balloons.
This project began as our 2017 Hackaday Prize entry, and there is a lot of background there. We feel you really need to start over and rethink how you attack teaching what is fundamentally a geometrical subject. We think our approach will make the basics of calculus accessible to communities who might not be able to get into it otherwise: machinists without the math background, blind students- and maybe much younger students.
The road to building an army of automated feeders to measure and study the neuroscience of feeding behavior in rodents.
RF engineers put great effort in to crafting high quality radio systems. I am not one of those engineers. I will present a selection of radios that we have designed using crude and often ridiculous methods for transmitting and receiving signals.
This talk will explain what phased arrays are, their basic architecture, their benefits, and how to make one yourself. We'll also talk about how we can take advantage of new chips for the coming 5G standard to reduce hardware cost and complexity.
Every year, Hackaday encourages you to build something that matters, and many Hackaday Prize entries are aimed at making life better in developing countries. As Director of the DAI Maker Lab, Rob Ryan-Silva builds hardware and capacities around building hardware in support of foreign aid projects. With more than 20 years of experience in international development, Rob will talk about what considerations really matter when designing for developing country contexts.
How does life unfold if you create things? College projects, a "magic" doorbell and electric car provided a basis for the "remote control footstool and automatic fireplace" in my bachelor pad. A “hack the toy” article in Byte magazine led to a book offer. Inspired, I quit my engineering job and moved the family to a beach home on Sanibel Island. Creating things also creates a life.
The Tomu project aims to put awesome computing power literally **inside** your USB port. The boards are fully open source and useful for doing U2F style devices, status indicators or whatever you can think of!
Showing the process of the construction of vacuum tubes.
Carl will discuss designing actuators made from PCBs.
Badge Hacking Tricks
Jaromir Sukuba & Voja Antonic
USIN EMBEDDD SISTEM CHALLENGEZ AN PROGRAMMIN LULZ AS METHOD 2 TEACH HACKIN
Zapp & Hyr0n (AND!XOR):
2018 Hackaday Superconference Launch Party
Rich Hogben live modular set + DJ
10AM - 1PM
Welcome and conference info
Sophi Kravitz & Mike Szczys
How to turn your idea into a successful business - Top 7 things I wish someone had told me 20 years ago
DIY Ultraviolet Photography – Modifying cameras, building lenses, and selecting filters to see like the bees
How to Stay Grounded When You Have Zero Potential
Diffractive Optics for Augmented Reality - No Black Magic, DIY, Manufacture and Optimizations
Kelly Ziqi Peng
2PM - 4PM
All about the Supercon badge hardware
Presenting the badge development process, problems we encountered and how we solved it
Portable Deep Object Detection - Tensorflow & Keras on a Raspberry Pi
Daft Punk Helmet
Reverse Engineering Integrated Circuits
Low Cost Open Source Biomedical Imaging
5PM - 7PM
Tech-Fashion Designs and the Wearables Industry
Home Chip Fab: Silicon IC Fabrication in the Garage
Magic Paintbrush: Everyone can Paint with Printer Cartridges
Hackaday Prize Celebration
7PM - 1AM
Hackaday Prize Ceremony
Mike Szczys, Majenta Strongheart, and Stephen Tranovich
Hackaday Prize Party
DJ Jackalope + more
Adventures in Manufacturing Automation
Electronic Warfare: A brief overview of weaponized RF design
Why everything the internet says is wrong. Lessons learned in designing high power line voltage circuits
DesignLab Residencies and more
Build Your Own Cellphone: hardware, magic, and Linux on Portable Devices
Accelerometers + machine learning FTW! Building IMU-based gesture recognition
Tindie Pad printing demo
Yes We CAN: Building Complex Systems for SPAAACE
Hacking the Lightfield: Taking holographic photos and video with regular cameras and panache.
10AM - 1PM
State of the Hackaday
Problem to Publication: Dealing with a Cheap Spectrum Analyzer
3D Printing An Orbital Class Rocket
How I automated my job feeding mice
Swords and High Voltage: Creating 3D Printing designs for electronics props
Amie Danielle Dansby
Firmware from the Firehose
Ruth Grace Wong
2PM - 4PM
Improve your circuit toolbox: Simple designs that will save your next product
Low Cost, Low Weight, Gestured-Controlled Light-Up Balloon Network
Live Coding a 40-Foot LED Sign
5PM - 6:30PM
Sensing and Indicating a Sensual State
Depositing copper circuitry and optical displays onto 3D-printed parts
6PM - 7PM
Badge Hacking ceremony
Mike Szczys & Elliot Williams
Sophi Kravitz & Mike Szczys
Joan Horvath & Rich Cameron
Why Do It the Hard Way?
Simple antennas to survive the zombie apocalypse
Small scale vacuum tube construction
A Hackers Guide to Electron Microscopy
What Went Wrong with Archimedes (the Robot Owl)
Tomu - A ARM MicroProcessor or FPGA in your USB port!
Tim 'mithro' Ansell
Why phased arrays are cool and how to build one
The Economics of Conferences Badges at Medium Scale
Making it Matter for Developing Countries
Connect the Dots, Choices Make a Life
An Introduction to Animatronics Featuring Tentacle Mechanisms
Introduction to LoRa Sensor networking
Reinier van der Lee
Logic Noise: Breadboard Your Own Primitive Synthesizer
Designing Expressive Modular Wearable Hardware
Angela Sheehan & Mary West
Wireless Based IoT ESP32 Sensor Design with New IoT Design Tools
Robert Nelson (Sponsored by Digi-Key)
Full Stack Product Development with Autodesk Eagle and Fusion 360
Matt Berggren (Sponsored by Autodesk)
WTFpga, Introduction to FPGA
The coolest workshop!
Small Scale CNC/Robotics Workshop (Build a CNC Badge!)
Weird Synth Making
Environmental Robotics BioBlitz!
Environmental Robotics BioBlitz Data Analysis Portion
Building Wi-Fi Connected Devices with Arduino
Rapidly Prototype a Sensor Node
Ricky Johnson (Sponsored by Microchip)
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