Right now Hackaday and Tindie are in Philadelphia at the Open Hardware Summit 2015. These are the conferences I love; there aren’t many attendees – only a few hundred – but absolute everyone here is awesome. In the crowd is [Mitch Altman], [Johnny] of RAMPS fame, the guys from Parallax (busy programming badges), [Harris Kenny] from Lulzbot, [Joshua Pearce] from Michigan Tech, and pretty much everyone else that’s responsible for all open source hardware.
The talks? They’re great. You’re going to see a lot of reaffirming that tinkering and hacking on electronics and mechanics is a valuable and worthy pursuit, but there’s something for everyone, ranging from open source lab equipment to building true open hardware chips. Here’s a link to the livestream of the conference.
I suppose some mention of the swag bag is in order, and here’s the pic you’ve been waiting for:
- Hackaday-branded Adafruit Pro Trinket 5V
- Blinky Pendant
- Cypress PSOC 5LP
- SeeMeCNC multi-screwdriver
- Coupon for a SparkFun ESP8266 Thing
- Google Safety Glass
- LEGO-shaped LED
- zUNO Clip
- Make Vol. 46
- Stickers/leaflets from:
- Hackaday & Tindie
- Seeed Studio
- Proto Central
- Crowd Supply
- Cleaning cloths from:
- Chariot Solutions
Last night, we paid our respect to the father of electricity by throwing a penny on [Ben Franklin]’s grave. Don’t ask why that’s a tradition, because I don’t think anyone knows. We’re going to pick up a wutter ice and eat it at the liberry down by the Skookil. The venue for OHS is conveniently right around the from a museum of medical oddities. Yes, it’s completely unrelated to any sort of Open Hardware, but the entire point of conferences like this is hanging out and talking with like-minded people. Whether or not you’re in the same room with the largest human skeleton doesn’t really matter at that point.
3 thoughts on “Live From Open Hardware Summit 2015”
[Ben Franklin]; “A penny saved is a penny earned” I’m guessing.
Well that’s just about the best goddamn swag bag I’ve ever seen.
Awesome presentations, you guys were great. And damn, that swag bag was oh so full of goodies ;)
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