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Open Hardware

Open source goes beyond software. Open plans, open devices, and new ways to connect mean that you can work with the physical world in all kinds of new ways.

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Geek Lifestyle | Open Hardware
E143/144
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Philip Lindsay (rancidbacon.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 16 ratings)
Have you always wanted to create hardware devices to interact with the real world? Heard about the Arduino electronics prototyping platform but not sure how to get started? When you attend this workshop you will: set up an Arduino board & software; learn how the Arduino fits into the field of physical computing; and make your Arduino respond to button presses and blink lights. Hardware is fun! Read more.
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Education | Open Hardware
E143/144
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Michael Shiloh (Arduino)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
The new Arduino Yun contains both an Arduino Leonardo and a full Linux system on a chip with built-in Ethernet and Wifi. This intermediate level hands-on tutorial will teach you how to use the Yun to communicate between Yun and Yun, Yun and laptop, and Yun and internet services, such Gmail, Twitter, and other services with APIs Read more.
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Open Hardware
E147/148
Zach Supalla (Spark Labs)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)
The Nest learning thermostat has won the hearts and minds of consumers everywhere by completely re-thinking how a thermostat works. In this session, we'll explore the Internet of Things by discussing how to build an amazing connected device using open source technology, with Spark's open source thermostat project acting as a case study. Read more.
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Vidhya Gholkar (Freelance)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 8 ratings)
A large part of the internet of things will be made up of small constrained devices. The IETF is standardising protocols which are memory, energy and network efficient. Come and get an overview of these and of some Open Source implementations. See devices including Arduinos and Raspberry Pis with several sensors talking with one another and be inspired to build/connect your own devices. Read more.
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Ruth Suehle (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 8 ratings)
Ruth Suehle, one of the authors of Raspberry Pi Hacks (O’Reilly, December 2013) will offer technical tips for hardware and software hackers who want to build around the Raspberry Pi computer. She’ll start with some tips like how to add a power switch and go on to share fun projects, from costume builds to radios and light displays. Read more.
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Open Hardware
E147/148
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
The last year has been great for Bluetooth LE. Supported on all smartphone OSes, hackable with Arduino and Raspberry PI, and ready for wearable computing. Review the year of BLE, and build your own smart watch. Read more.
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Bryan Smith (Fossetcon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.82, 17 ratings)
We'll explore how to use an $8 dollar DVB-T TV dongle to monitor and capture various radio frequencies. The RTL-SDR library turns a cheap Realtek DVB-T into a very powerful Software Defined Radio receiver which can be used to inspect and hack various wireless protocols. All of the code is Free and Open Source so it runs on all platforms. Read more.
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Open Hardware
E147/148
Jonathan LeBlanc (PayPal + Braintree)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
In this session we'll be exploring how to build rapid hardware prototypes using wifi and bluetooth low energy enabled Arduino boards, all controlled through JavaScript and API data, to allow for innovative, web enabled, software to hardware development techniques. Read more.
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Open Hardware
E147/148
Josh Adams (Isotope11), Robby Clements (Isotope11)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 5 ratings)
This talk will take you on a journey from making an LED blink through to building your own Elixir-powered robot using a RaspberryPi and Android. Read more.
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Open Hardware
D139/140
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Cheap LCD TV + Raspberry Pi = instant data dashboard. Learn how to use NodeJS and Amino for full screen GPU accelerated graphics (no X) to quickly build data dashboards. Show feeds, chart tweets, or visualize your build server with a particle fountain. Unleash gratuitous graphics for all to see. Read more.
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Open Hardware
E147/148
Sara Chipps (Girl Develop It)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
It doesn't matter if your passion boating, fashion, kids, carpentry, architecture, race cars or rockets. Building OS hardware can be incorporated into all of these things. We will learn how to bring what you learn in your software day job into your weekend fun time. The result will be better at what you love and making work more fun. Read more.
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Open Hardware
E147/148
Harrison Mebane (Silicon Valley Data Science), Stephen OSullivan (Silicon Valley Data Science)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Can computers tell if trains run on time? Using microphones, IP cameras, Arduino and Raspberry Pi we set up sensors to detect commuter trains as they passed by. Together with signal processing in Python, streaming data aggregation with Flume and storing in Hadoop, we’ll show you how you can do this too. Read more.
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Open Hardware
E147/148
Alasdair Allan (The Thing System, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Everyday things are becoming smarter. The problem? The things are becoming smarter, but they’re also becoming selfish and you’ve ended up as a mechanical turk inside your own software. How can we fix the Internet of Things? The things have to become not just smarter, but more co-operative, and the Internet of things needs to become anticipatory rather than reactive. Read more.
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Open Hardware
E147/148
Chris Smith (Portland Transport)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
At OSCON 2011 we introduced the Transit Appliance, a project to use open hardware, open source software and open APIs to create a low-cost display for transit arrivals. Three years later we have two dozen displays deployed in the community, have seen the retirement of the Chumby, the rise of the Raspberry Pi and many new web services enriching the display. Progress and lessons learned. Read more.
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Open Hardware
E147/148
Rob Reilly (Rob Reilly Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
It's a great time to be a hardware hacker. What started with the Arduino has now evolved to the Raspberry Pi, the BeagleBone Black, the Spark Core, the new Arduino Yun, and a host of other boards. How do you know which one is right for your project? This talk will compare the mainstream boards, how they are applied and help you decide which one best fits your needs. Read more.
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Open Hardware
E147/148
Drasko DRASKOVIC (nodesign.net)
WeIO is an innovative Open Source hardware and software platform for Internet of Things that allows the creation of wirelessly connected objects using popular web languages such as HTML5 or Python. All further details can be found on project's web-site: http://we-io.net. Read more.
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Main Stage | Open Hardware
Portland Ballroom
Tina Coleman (Next Century Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Furby's are back and more annoying than ever. Forget about a traffic light flashing or an email. When that Furby starts jabbering, you'll do ANYTHING to fix that build quickly. This talk will connect an Arduino board with Jenkins continuous integration framework and out to the Furby to let it annoy your development team, rather than you! Read more.