From Software To Tindie Hack Chat With Brian Lough

Join us Wednesday at noon Pacific time for the From Software to Tindie Hack Chat!

Brian Lough has followed a roundabout but probably not unusual route to the hardware hacking scene. Educated in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brian is a software developer by trade who became enamored of Arduino development when the ESP8266 hit the market. He realized the microcontrollers such as these offered incredible capabilities on the cheap, and the bug bit him.

Since then, Brian has fully embraced the hardware hacking way, going so far as to live stream complete builds in a sort of collaborative “hack-along” with his viewers. He’s also turned a few of his builds into legitimate products, selling them on his Tindie store and even going so far as to automate testing before shipping to catch errors and improve quality.

Please join us for this Hack Chat, where we’ll discuss:

  • How software hacking leads to hardware hacking;
  • The creative process and how live streaming helps or hinders it;
  • The implications of going from project to product; and
  • What sorts of new projects might we see soon?

You are, of course, encouraged to add your own questions to the discussion. You can do that by leaving a comment on the From Software to Tindie Hack Chat and we’ll put that in the queue for the Hack Chat discussion.

join-hack-chatOur Hack Chats are live community events on the Hack Chat group messaging. This week we’ll be sitting down on Wednesday, March 6, at noon, Pacific time. If time zones have got you down, we have a handy time zone converter.

Click that speech bubble to the right, and you’ll be taken directly to the Hack Chat group on You don’t have to wait until Wednesday; join whenever you want and you can see what the community is talking about.

4 thoughts on “From Software To Tindie Hack Chat With Brian Lough

    1. My workbench looks similar but mostly missing more modern pile of scrapped pcb and additional modern equipment. Not that theres anything wrong with ol analog multimeters. Without Faux Edison bulb mood lighting. Those things are terrible for worklights. Seldom anything there being “free”. Least of all energy. Freakin electric bill.
      Is a leader to join chat group. There is an excessive amount of energy there but collecting it may prove at best a draw. Sure there’s light bulbs going on and off, exotic gasses being released, explosive neural energy, some burning brain pans, but collection and delivery is far less than over-unity.

    2. The Bakelite meter on the right center caught my attention.
      I’m quite sure I haven’t seen one like it before.
      Is that a wire-wrap gun on the lower right?
      (something I wanted for years, but couldn’t find at an affordable price.)

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