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Sam Threetree from LucidTronix wearing the Heart Matrix in the crowd before the presentations began.

Sam Threetree from LucidTronix wearing the Heart Matrix in the crowd before the presentations began.

The 7th NY Hardware Startup Meetup was held at Alley NYC, which describes their co-working space as a “safe haven for all things awesome.” At the beginning an upcoming event for homemade PCBs was announced and interest from the crowd was extremely high. The meetup provided a platform for makers of MyBell, Heart Matrix, and the Bike Computer to solicit public votes in the final hours of New York’s Next Top Makers competition. Voting ends in just a few hours, so if you have a moment you can vote for as many projects as you want.

More than 100 people attended, including hardware manufacturers, technology reporters, and makers seeking collaboration on upcoming projects.

The gathering before the storm. Pizza and beer was provided by MakeSimply.

The gathering before the storm. Pizza and beer were provided by MakeSimply.

Over 100 Hardwarians meeting up

More than 100 Hardwarians meeting up

Haytham Elhawary introducing the meetup and giving a shout-out to Alley NYC.

Haytham Elhawary introducing the meetup and giving a shout-out to Alley NYC.

Hardi Meybaum from GrabCAD delivering the keynote on his startup's history and evolution, including some shining examples of how makers have used GrabCAD to launch their own careers.

Hardi Meybaum from GrabCAD delivering the keynote on his startup’s history and evolution, including some shining examples of how makers have used GrabCAD to launch their own careers.

Sam and Agis from LucidTronix discussing their Bike Computer 'artisanal circuit board' project.

Sam and Agis from LucidTronix introducing their ‘artisanal circuit board’ Bike Computer project.

Yaroslav Tenzer from TakkTile who fabricate tactile sensors from off-the-shelf components and cast them in rubber.

Yaroslav Tenzer from TakkTile who fabricates tactile sensors from off-the-shelf components and casts them in rubber.

Hardware makers and enthusiasts chatting after the presentations.

Hardware makers and enthusiasts chatting after the presentations.

The TakkTile tactile sensor being demoed.

The TakkTile tactile sensor being demoed.

Nick Normal

I’m an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!


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