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makeandbreak sm Hardware Hackathon in Providence, RI on January 28 29

Betaspring is hosting a hardware hackathon in Providence, RI on January 28-29, 2012 along with AS220 Labs, Netduino, and KippKitts:

Digital Meets Physical will bring makers, software hackers, and DIY geeks together for two days of outrageous fun, using the Netduino platform and other fun toys to build our brains out.

We’ll be hacking at the AS220 Labs, a hackerspace where tools, technology and inspiration abound. With no less than 10 top quality watering holes within spitting distance, power breaks and refueling will be top notch.

Never played with the Netduino? This open source electronics platform uses the .NET Micro Framework and features a 32-bit micro controller and a rich development environment that’s fully open to users. Use the design files and sample projects to learn and be inspired, then remix ‘em until you get what you want, how you want it.

Need more? Kippkitts will be on hand as a sponsor to provide their open source hardware kits for the hackathon. Kippkitts enable devices to heat, cool, measure, move, and control things around you. KippKitts products currently include low-voltage, high-efficiency vapor cycle heat pumps, remote controlled battery powered solenoids, high-power PID servo actuators, and Netduino compatible shields for motor control, temperature management, lighting control, wireless interfaces, among other cool things.

Digital Meets Physical: A Hardware Hackathon, January 28-29

See also: Providence-based Betaspring Startup Accelerator Looking for Maker Companies (deadline is November 18!)

Update: Interested in meeting some of the Betaspring folks for more information about the hackathon or their accelerator program? You’ll find a few of them at the Providence Geek Dinner on Wednesday, November 16. It’s free to attend (you buy your own food or beverages, and cheap options for both abound). An RSVP is helpful, but not required.

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.


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