Nerd Out About Toys And RCs With Us On May 11

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Nerd Out About Toys And RCs With Us On May 11

We’re overjoyed to bring you another episode of Hangout & Nerdout on Thursday, May 11, this time focusing on toys and R/C! We’ll be talking to the creator of Make: Volume 85’s cover star – the R/C Thing from Netflix’s Wednesday – Ben Eadie, about making movie magic for Ghosbusters: Afterlife, and how he uses CAD to make his fantastical creations a reality. Eliza Kosoy will share her programmable, inspirational Eliza Dolls, which she created in response to a lack of representation in STEM. And Holybro CTO Vincent Poon will be showing us some of the latest advancements in FPV and autopilot technology from the world of drones. Join them, along with our three lovely hosts, as we nerd out together, followed by a casual virtual hangout! As always, we will have three short talks, followed by a panel Q&A and open discussion with the audience. Join us next Thursday, May 11, at 3pm Eastern/noon Pacific!

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David bought his first Arduino in 2007 as part of a Roomba hacking project. Since then, he has been obsessed with writing code that you can touch. David fell in love with the original Pebble smartwatch, and even more so with its successor, which allowed him to combine the beloved wearable with his passion for hardware hacking via its smartstrap functionality. Unable to part with his smartwatch sweetheart, David wrote a love letter to the Pebble community, which blossomed into Rebble, the service that keeps Pebbles ticking today, despite the company's demise in 2016. When he's not hacking on wearables, David can probably be found building a companion bot, experimenting with machine learning, growing his ever-increasing collection of dev boards, or hacking on DOS-based palmtops from the 90s.

Find David on Mastodon at and to a far lesser extent on Twitter at @IShJR.

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