Schedule: Hardware sessions

Hardware’s not hard any more! In a world of sensors, wireless connectivity and location awareness, some hardware hacking skills are a must-have for any developer. Learn how to cheaply create special-purpose devices with Linux and plug computing, and enter into the fun and cost-effective world of the Arduino microprocessor.

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Location: D136
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Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com), Brian Jepson (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 14 ratings)
The success of the Arduino physical computing toolkit has lead to a surge of interest in the world of hardware from both software and non-technical people. This workshop will provide an overview of what physical computing is, how Arduino works and how it can be used to add an interactive element to your projects. There will also be an opportunity to set up and use an Arduino board and software. Read more.
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Location: D135
Howard Lewis Ship (TWD Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 18 ratings)
Even if you are successful using open source sofware, there's something special about hardware: It's physical. You can touch it. You build it (not compile it). This is a talk about the Arduino open source physical computing platform; a cheap, useful, fun micro-controller ... and it's loads of fun, even if you break into a cold sweat at the thought of picking up a soldering iron. Read more.
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Location: D135
Mary Jane Kelly (Casaba Security)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
What do you get when you mix fractals, 3D printers, robotics, open source, high-powered lasers, and non-orientable surfaces with wood, plastic, textiles, steel, cloth... and lots of coffee? A completely new range of geek fabricated items and appliances. It’s hacking in real life. Read more.
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Location: D135
Bryan Smith (Fossetcon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 16 ratings)
The Sheevaplug is the first device in the latest Plug Computing trend. Packed in the form factor of an ac adapter(wall wart); it sports a 1.2Ghz processor consuming only 3 watts of power when idle. Its small foot print and massive processing power make it the greenest 1.2Ghz system currently on the market. The Sheevaplug houses an ARM5 processor and more I/O than you can imagine. *nix required Read more.
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Location: D135
Jeffrey Osier-Mixon (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.78, 9 ratings)
The Beagle Board is a tiny yet powerful self-contained system on a single board, three inches square, created as an open-source hardware board by Texas Instruments. This presentation demonstrates how to boot Linux on the Beagle. It also showcases several ongoing open-source projects, gives an overview of the process of designing your own, and introduces the Beagle Board community. Read more.
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Matt Jadud (Allegheny College), Christian Jacobsen (University of Copenhagen)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 6 ratings)
This talk will introduce Plumbling, a set of tools to support artists and makers in the programming of low-cost, open-hardware platforms like the Arduino. Plumbing is a library of parallel components written in occam-pi, a small language with a long history. Read more.
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Location: D135
Russell Nelson (Open Source Initiative)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
Water parameters are hard to measure because water is, well, underwater. Using inexpensive sensors and an Arduino (compatible) we can measure water parameters such as temperature, turbidity, and salinity. Read more.
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Location: D133
Federico Lucifredi (Canonical | Ubuntu)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Using off the shelf hardware, we integrate small, network-capable single-purpose devices delivering a true time source (via GPS) and a generator of perfect randomness (via Geiger counter). An entertaining introduction to embedded systems delivered while creating actually useful tools. Targeted at budding embedded system Developers and Administrators interested in the gory low-end details. Read more.
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Location: D133
Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB), Matthew Momjian (Student)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)
Last year I presented a talk on home automation at OSCON, focusing on the hardware aspects. This year my home automation talk will cover the software aspects of controlling home automation systems. Practical applications include turning off all the lights at night, summoning everyone for mealtime, and broadcasting caller-id information to all computers. Read more.
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Kevin Hoyt (Adobe Systems, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Open source hardware has arrived, and it’s taking the market by storm. In this session get a gentle introduction to the world of electronics hardware featuring Arduino - an open source prototyping platform. We will collect sensor data for light, distance, temperature and humidity, send it wirelessly to the cloud, and then display all that beautiful data using the open source Adobe Flex SDK. Read more.
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  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • (mt) Media Temple, Inc.
  • ActiveState
  • CommonPlaces
  • DB Relay
  • FireHost
  • GoDaddy
  • HP
  • HTSQL by Prometheus Research
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Infobright, Inc
  • JasperSoft
  • Kaltura
  • Marvell
  • Mashery
  • NorthScale, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • Oracle
  • Parallels
  • PayPal
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  • Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc.
  • Rhomobile
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • SourceGear
  • Symbian
  • VoltDB
  • WSO2
  • Linux Pro Magazine

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