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Thursday
Oct 19
CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

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Monday
Oct 27, 2008
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

Come join us for an evening of socializing, talking about odd hacks and poking around with other people toys. Bring things for show and tell if you like, or just bring a willingness to share your interests. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Sunday
Nov 30, 2008
Making Noise with the Arduino
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

As a part of the ongoing Arduino Cult Induction workshop series, this month we will be focusing on sound.

In particular Don will be going over creating sound using the Arduino's built in Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) and Direct Digital Synthesis using resistive ladders. We will investigate using the Piezo element as both a simple speaker and an input trigger. We will review the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) from a hardware and software perspective, and look at a couple of useful integrated circuits (the lm324 and the lm368).

The workshop will cost $25 and participants will recieve a complete midi interface board for the dorkboard/arduino and a piezo element which will be used to create a midi drum trigger. Participants will also take with them parts for an r2r ladder, an op amp and an audio amp capable of driving small speakers or headphones.

Participants should leave the workshop with a better understanding of how micro-controllers such as the Arduino can be used to create and control sound, they should have built at least one working musical controller and they should have the foundations for several sound related projects.

Please bring your dorkboard, rbba, or other arduino compatible board, a soldering iron or breadboard, and a laptop. The workshop will be held at PNCA (NW 12th and Johnson) in room 205 from 1-5pm on Sunday, November 30.

To reserve a space you can paypal the workshop fee to [email protected] and you can feel free to email that address with any questions.

The Arduino Cult Induction series of workshops are Sponsored by Tempus Dictum, Inc . in support of DorkbotPDX. (graphic by Jason Plumb )

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Sunday
Feb 22, 2009
DorkbotPDX Focused Workshop: Breadboard a Sanguino
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

PNCA, Room 205 $25 to cult-at-tempusdictum.com

As previously announced this months focused workshop is about prototyping and it is intended to go with a second focused workshop on fabrication (in may). We will go over breadboarding, point to point wiring, breakout boards and a variety of techniques to get your projects prototyped. In the process we will build a "Sanguino" on a breadboard, add the core to our arduino environment, and program it. Then we will look at the next step of putting it on a protoboard. For more information on the "Sanguino" you can look at http://www.sanguino.cc this project was created by the reprap folk who needed more I/O for their projects. I will also be presenting as an example a small (as in tiny) project that I will be doing using breakout boards to make prototyping possible.

The workshop as always will be $25 and participants will walk away with a breadboard and all components necessary to build a bare bones "Sanguino" during the workshop. It will also include other items including a a protoboard and socket to move the design to something more permanent.

It is my hope that in between this months focused workshop and the fabrication workshop people can collectively look at how the hardware design can be improved on (see: similar designs such as laday ada's FuzeBox ( http://www.adafruit.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=133 ), and the pre-arduino Number 6 board ( http://six.media.mit.edu:8080/6/direction/get-your-board-ready/numberSixStuffed.jpg/view ).

In the fabrication workshop (31May09) we will lay out and etch a board based on this work. Additionally I will follow up the prototyping example from this months workshop by sending the design to be fabricated.

I am sorry that I wasn't able to get this finalized sooner but the extra cult induction kept me busy. Both inductions sessions went extremely well so I think it was worth it..

As usual you can RSVP by paypalling cult /at/ tempusdictum.com

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Saturday
May 9, 2009
Arduino Cult Induction at TechShop
TechShop Portland [closed]

OpenTechSpace, TechShop, and Tempus Dictum will present an “Arduino Cult Induction” Workshop at TechShop on Saturday, May 9 2009, from 1 to 5 pm.

In this workshop, you will build a complete and functional Arduino-compatible micro-controller (Dorkboard), and will upload and run a program on it. The Arduino development environment is very popular with artists and other creative people, and can be built and programmed even if you have little hardware or software experience.

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Sunday
Jun 14, 2009
PC Board Fabrication Workshop
TechShop Portland [closed]

Have you ever wanted to lay out and create your own printed circuit board? Then this inexpensive course is for you. This is a focused workshop on fabrication that will take three designs and follow them all the way to physical circuit boards using commonly available chemicals and the freeware version of Eagle PCB design (download).

You should bring a laptop and any small designs you are working on. You will leave with enough materials to etch your own circuit boards, with the exception of chemicals that you can buy from any hardware store.

Sunday June 14, 1-5pm Techshop Electronics Lab $35 (includes materials) RSVP and pay at http://tempusdictum.com/tdproducts.html (Workshop: Fabrication 31MAY09 Techshop) If you have any questions, email Don Davis - [email protected]

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DorkbotPDX 0x03 - Lecture Series
AboutUs

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http://dorkbotpdx.org/dorkbotpdx_0x03

Dorkbot PDX [[People doing strange things with electricity...in Portland]]

...welcomes you to the 4th installation of its lecture series.

  • Where: AboutUs: 107 SE Washington St, Suite 520.
  • When: Sunday, June 14th, 2009 - 7pm

As always, the event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share. Please spread the word!

Andrew S. Parnell

Pieces to be discussed include Semaphore-bot, Tangólumen, and Cardiolumen: a multifaceted exploration of the data we create both consciously and unconsciously and their inherent value.

Andrew S. Parnell is a Portland based digital artist. His work primarily deals with the physical manifestation of digital information using code, image capture, and electronics.

Michael Bunsen

Dome Control: Altering a space via physical and web-based interfaces

Michael Bunsen spends most of his time on the internet but is more interested in nature and the outside world. He developed Urbanedibles.org and began exploring microcontrollers to cultivate his mission of using the computer to get people off the computer.

Dan Gilsdorf

A presentation featuring works from 2006 to the present, including the recent exhibitions Interiotrope, 2008 and SRO Video, 2009.

Dan Gilsdorf is a sculptor and installation artist based in Portland. Using video, sound, and mechanics, his work addresses the mediating effect of technology on physical and cultural landscapes.

See you there!

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Monday
Jun 22, 2009
Saturday Academy's Engineering: Electronics, Robotics & Programming for 9th-12th grade students
through Tualatin High School

Engineering: Electronics, Robotics & Programming

Experience some of the many exciting projects that engineers work on as you explore the fields of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering.

You will design, code, and debug computer programs, create computer games, design and simulate basic digital and analog electrical circuits, build and program lego robots, and custom build a computer from the motherboard up. Learn to think through and solve problems using professional methods and communication tools, just as engineers do in the workplace.

Instructor: Stephanie Viaene

Stephanie Viaene, with a BS in mathematics and an MS in Interdisciplinary Mathematics from the University of Oregon, has taught mathematics and computer programming, web design, and tech support at the junior high and high school level. In 2007 she was awarded the Technology Teacher of the Year award from the Software Association of Oregon.

Instructor: Jill Hubbard

Jill Hubbard teaches pre-engineering classes at Tualatin High School. She has a masters in education and a bachelor's in computer engineering. Before teaching, she was an engineer at Intel Corporation.

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Thursday
Jul 2, 2009
Art Exhibit on Electronics Mining in Congo
SEA Change

Art Exhibit: Profane Relics--- An Ossuary of the Congo Mineral Wars, an installation by Ryan Burns

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 2 from 5-10pm Community Dinner + Dialogue: Saturday, July 11 from 5-7pm

Sea Change Gallery, 625 NW Everett, Gallery #110, Portland www.seagallery.wordpress.com

The installation presents “artifacts” of the past twenty years of war and mineral exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Partially unearthed artifacts of cultural disarticulation, corporately funded wars, crude hand-tools of small pit mining, skeletal traces of bush meat trade are jumbled together with discarded iPhones, blackberries and obsolete laptops.

But, the exhibit won't merely wallow in despair. In accordance with SEA Change Gallery's mandate of social and environmental change, the curators are organizing a public brainstorming discussion to look for sustainable solutions to the coltan addiction. The free event will include a Congolese dinner and encourage community dialogue. Speakers from Mercy Corps, Run for Congo Women, and "Apocalypse Found" author Casey Bush will share their knowledge about the conflict, discuss solutions they are helping implement, and brainstorm ways to take action.

RSVP to [email protected]

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Monday
Oct 5, 2009
Getting Started with Microcontrollers Workshop
TechShop Portland [closed]

This workshop is the first in a series of workshops on how to use microcontrollers to, well, control things.

You’ve purchased an Arudino-compatible board or completed the Audino Cult Induction, so now it’s time to make your board actually do something. This monthly workshop covers simple but useful circuits to connect to the pins and how to control those circuits using the Arduino language.

The first workshop is on October 5 from 7 to 9pm at TechShop in Beaverton. The class will be held in the upstairs classroom (the “Hack Hut“).

To sign up, go to http://www.pjrc.com/store/workshop.html

Cost of each workshop is $10. You will also need to have:

  • an Arduino-compatible microcontroller board, such as the Dorkboard from the Arduino Cult Induction (with the pins installed so you can use it in a solderless breadboard), a Teensy, etc.

  • a USB cable for your board

  • a solderless breadboard

You can purchase a complete kit that includes all these (Teensy, breadboard, USB cable, plus the first workshop), for $40 from the same site. What a deal!

You should also bring a notebook computer with the Arduino software installed, or come a half-hour early and we will help you install the software on your computer. Finally, bring wire strippers/cutters and some wire. We will have some multimeters, but feel free to bring your own.

If you have any questions, email Paul Stoffregen – [email protected]

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Sunday
Oct 11, 2009
Build Your Own Microcontroller Workshop
TechShop Portland [closed]

OpenTechSpace, TechShop, and Tempus Dictum present an “Arduino Cult Induction” Workshop at TechShop on Sunday, October 11 2009, from 1 to 5 pm.

The cost of the workshop is $35, and includes all the parts you will need.

In this workshop, you will build a complete and functional Arduino-compatible micro-controller (Dorkboard), and will upload and run a program on it. The Arduino development environment is very popular with artists and other creative people, and can be built and programmed even if you have little hardware or software experience.

More information at http://opentechspace.org/2009/09/21/arduino-cult-induction-workshop-1-5pm-oct-11/

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Friday
Nov 12, 2010
eTextile and Wearable Electronics Focus Group
BrainSilo

When: Friday, November 12th, 2010, 6:30pm to 9pm. Where: bRainSilo Hackerspace, 611 N. Tillamook, Portland, OR 97227 What: A night of wearable electronics and eTextiles

Come meet up for a discussion of eTextiles and wearable electronics with Lynne Bruning (http://www.lbruning.com), coordinator of the Maker Faire eTextile fashion shows. Lynne will have some stuff to show off. If you have something, feel free to bring it!

http://www.instructables.com/member/Lynne+Bruning/ http://www.talk2myshirt.com/blog/archives/1387

Sunday
Aug 28, 2011
Dorkbot Workshop -- e-Textiles
ADX

Cost: $25 Please bring: - Scissors - A bag or garment to modify – please choose something made of a non-stretch fabric.

Dreaming of bike gloves that light up to keep you visible at night, or an awesome illuminated costume? Or maybe you’d like to add a bit of extra sparkle to your living room with a glowing throw pillow… Whatever project you have in mind, if you’re curious about the process of integrating electronics into fabric, this workshop is a great place to start.

Shannon Henry and Cat Poole will start by touching on some of the interesting things being developed with eTextile methods and useful resources, then we’ll spend some hands on time laying out a basic LED circuit and sewing it on to fabric using conductive thread. You’ll learn how to convert standard LEDs (and other electronic components) into sew-able ones, and how to use standard textile fastenings like zippers and snaps to switch your project on and off, plus lots of tips on how to make your project easier and make sure it lasts.

No prior electronics or sewing experience required. Conductive thread and electronic components will be provided.

Register for the workshop here: http://pdxetextile.eventbrite.com/

About the instructors: Shannon Henry loves to make things that blend the science & tech world with art and crafts. She has been crafting with fabric since she could handle safety scissors, and began integrating electronics into her art in 2008. Her eTextile work has been shown in San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver BC. She also develops sewn electronics kits and tutorials, which you can find at her website, Polymathdesignlab.com.

Cat Poole is a one woman instigator of perception bending mayhem. Through “Discovering Empowerment Through Creativity” workshops and Upcycled Electronics, she encourages all to defy their programming and void all warranties. Find out more at her site, Cacophonouscreations.com.

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Saturday
Oct 22, 2011
Sewing with Electronics workshop - make a light up Halloween decoration
ADX

Create a spooky light-up fabric decoration for your wall or door! In this workshop we'll use Aniomagic's Sparkle platform to sew LED Halloween decorations that respond to ambient light levels.

Sparkle is one of a growing number of eTextile platforms meant for creating projects that integrate electronics with fabrics or paper. Sparkle can be programmed for interactive response without writing any code, and no soldering is needed as all of the components can be sewn together with special electrically conductive thread.

The cost for this workshop is $50. All materials are provided, including an Aniomagic Sparkle sensor kit with an approximate retail value of $40. No electronic experience needed, some experience with hand sewing is recommended. Register at etextilehalloween.eventbrite.com

About the instructors: Shannon Henry loves to make things that blend the science & tech world with art and crafts. She has been crafting with fabric since she could handle safety scissors, and began integrating electronics into her art in 2008. Her eTextile work has been shown in San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver BC. She also develops sewn electronics kits and tutorials, which you can find at her website, Polymathdesignlab.com.

Cat Poole is a one woman instigator of perception bending mayhem. Through "Discovering Empowerment Through Creativity" workshops and Upcycled Electronics, she encourages all to defy their programming and void all warranties. Find out more at her site, Cacophonouscreations.com.

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Monday
Dec 5, 2011
DorkbotPDX 0x07
Backspace

0x07

Dorkbot PDX would like to welcome you to the latest installment of our semi-regular presentation series:

DorkbotPDX 0x07

(zero-based)

When: Monday, December 5th, 2011 - 8pm
Where: Backspace ( map)
Who: All ages -- open to the public
Cost: Free!
What's happening? Three great and inspiring talks regarding art, electronics, computers, physics, and a hybridized mega monster of all things strangely technical. Did we mention 3D bluetooth kittens and RF aardvarks dancing to the synthesizer sounds of the microcontroller apocalypse? Ok, I made that up...or did I?

Art and Electronics: Arcing the Gap

Jesse Mejia

Jesse will present an overview of a few recently completed projects and a few works in progress. His talk emphasizes bridging the gap between artists and pseudo-engineers, and he challenges the community to come up with a proper term for this crossover behavior.

Jesse is an artist and AV nerd represented digitally at anestheticaudio.com.

Getting Started With RF

Ward Ramsdell

Ward presents an overview of several affordable, contemporary wireless devices and demonstrates how they may be easily incorporated with today's microcontrollers. It's off-the-shelf RF demystified, and you too can go wireless with your projects!

Ward Ramsdell is a real engineer who helps takes real products to market.

SPROING!

Simran Gleason

SPROING! is a new web-based word game is like playing boggle in 3D, on platonic solids made of springs, with kittens (& aardvarks).

Simran will show off Sproing & its HTML5 implementation, show the design evolution of the game, and give you the math of spring physics simulations.

There will be a live multiplayer Sproing tournament during the talk, with chocolate at stake for the winner.

Simran Gleason is an artist and a nerd. Usually he makes noise, but sometimes likes to turn physics into games.

OpenDork

You!

An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.

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Sunday
Jan 29, 2012
DorkbotPDX Workshop -- Surface Mount Soldering
ADX

Learn how to work with surface mount technologies. This workshop is suitable for newcomers to SMT as well as more experienced hobbyists who are looking for a reliable method for building projects using SMT. We will cover the basics of surface mount parts and the tools necessary to work efficiently with them, including a temperature controlled hot plate reflow system which you can build. And we will offer a hands on build session where you will go through all the steps in populating a PCB with parts and doing the reflow soldering process to end up with a working project.

No tools or prior experience is necessary although, if possible, you can bring a soldering iron, some type of magnifier (reading glasses, visor, etc) and a good pair of fine point tweezers. We will have some tools available to use during the workshop.

WHERE: ADX, 417 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR

WHEN: Sunday, January 29th, 2012, 1-5pm

Kits will be $8.00 each. Build a 2AA to 3.3V or 5V converter.

Jim Larson and Scott Dixon have a lot of experience teaching this course and are looking forward to doing so again.

Please RSVP by emailing Jim Larson: [email protected]

Class limit of 12.

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Saturday
Nov 3, 2012
CyborgCamp Portland 2012
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

CyborgCamp is an unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We’ll discuss topics such as social media, design, code, inventions, web 2.0, twitter, the future of communication, cyborg technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.

Three scheduled speakers will give talks on biomedical engineering, cybernetic control systems and the stock market, and quantified self. The rest of the day will be unconference sessions.

Contact @caseorganic for more details and to volunteer, speak or sponsor.

Register at: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com

Event is $12 to cover breakfast and lunch. Scholarship tickets are available upon request.

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Sunday
Nov 4, 2012
CyborgCamp 2 Track Hackathon - Crisis Commons Data Hackathon and Wearable Computing
Esri R&D Center (aka Geoloqi HQ)

Join us on Sunday, Nov 4th at 10am at Geoloqi HQ for an all-day wearable computing and Crisis Commons Data Hackathon.

More info here: http://portland.cyborgcamp.com/2012/10/wearable-computing-and-open-data-hackathon-sunday-nov-4th/

It’s free! You can participate as an individual or a team. Breakfast and coffee will be available in the morning, and we’ll head to the food carts for lunch. We’ll have a Makey Makey and some Lily Pad Arduinos. The wearable computing hackathon is for those comfortable with soldering and working with electronics. Bring your own equipment for best results.

Don’t have your own equipment? Join the Crisis Commons hackathon. Use various tech such as the Geoloqi SDK and Portland open gov data to build useful apps for emergencies like Hurricane Sandy.

Update: due to demand we opened an additional 20 slots!

RSVP: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com/

--Schedule--

Doors open at 10:00am with breakfast and coffee.

Coding will stop at 5:30pm, and teams and individuals will demo their apps.

Cleanup and after-events. Likely at the Lotus.

--Location--

Geoloqi HQ 920 SW 3rd Ave #400 Portland, OR 97204

--Who Should Attend?-- Hardware hackers, Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders, interaction designers, graphic designers and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or conceptualize applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data or wearable technology.

Although the sprint takes place on Nov 4th after CyborgCamp Portland, you don’t have to be attending the conference to join us.

Participation is free and open to anyone with an interest in design or coding… we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many we need to accommodate.

Register at: http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com

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Monday
Mar 25, 2013
DorkbotPDX 0x0A
Backspace

People doing strange things with electricity...in Portland!

  • When: March 25th, 2013 - 8pm
  • Where: Backspace (map)
  • Who: All ages -- open to the public
  • Cost: Free!

Self Balancing Robots 101

Glenn Phillips

Glenn Phillips got into the computer business around the era of the Mac Plus. Glenn's last job was the owner of Gorge Networks Inc. a rural Internet provider using fixed wireless and dsl. The business was sold in 2010 and Glenn has been on the Obama plan ever since.

Glenn became interested in the Arduino a couple years ago, but he had no programming experience. At some point in the process Glenn began to control servos and motors from his old RC collection. Computer control of motors was fun, interesting and possibly a job in the future.

Self balancing robots seemed to be the holy grail of motor control! Constant feedback from sensors is processed and translated to power and direction of the motor. Any issue with any component of the system is immediately apparent.

Glenn is also a cheap Yankee so his creations use salvaged parts from electric bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, laser printers and computers.

Glenn's presentation will cover the basics of self balancing robots:

  • Overview of accelerometers and gyroscopes
  • Control software
  • Motor controllers
  • Battery and electric motor selection

The Church of Robotron

Learn about the mutant savior and our efforts to save the last human family.

We will talk about the Chuch of Robotron installation at Toorcamp 2012. It involved many different types of materials, skills, and work. We used microcontrollers, plywood, and cast away junk to create a brand new immersive experience of Robotron 2084. On top of that, we had performance, writing, and art to complete the branding of the Church. We will show what a lot of people working together can accomplish.

We hope to inspire you to take up the two eight ways!

Opendork

Opendork is you!

An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.

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Monday
Jun 17, 2013
DorkbotPDX 0x0B
Backspace

dorkbotpdx_0x0b

  • When: Monday June 17th, 2013 - 8pm
  • Where: Backspace (map)
  • Who: All ages -- open to the public
  • Cost: Free!

The Good Life Lab

presented by Mikey Sklar & Wendy Tremayne

http://blog.holyscraphotsprings.com/

Mikey & Wendy live in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico and have been homesteading there for the last seven years. They produces their own power, fuel, food, water and building materials. Mikey will be explaining how a little bit of embedded hardware can empower anyone to leave their day jobs and focus on the interests. Projects such as grease car temperature displays, irrigation moisture monitors, pulsed LED growlights, using machines to build with trash, fermentation controllers and recovering different battery chemistries.

Mikey is a open hardware developer who has been selling kits and has worked for Adafruit, Hack-a-Day, and Popular Science. This will be his fifth dorkbot presentation.

Blending art, nature, and mechanics

presented by Stephanie Simek

http://stephaniesimek.com/

Stephanie will be speaking about some of her recent art projects involving light, sound, and electrical components. She'll talk about her interest with combining disparate materials and pushing the limits of their inherent functional capabilities, like playfully incorporating circuitry with handwriting and the movements of Venus Flytraps. She'll also discuss her newest project, a crystal radio sculpture. Other topics to be covered include: synchronized swimming, the Golden Record, non-Newtonian lovers, and Cab Calloway.

Stephanie Simek has been living in Portland for 6 years, where she has been creating experiments with sound, performance, and sculpture. Throughout the month of June, Place Gallery will be exhibiting her most recent project, Radio Room.

Opendork

You!

An open-mic session for those looking to show off a project, ask a question, solicit help, or incite collaboration.

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Monday
Jul 15, 2013
DorkbotPDX Meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Monday
Jul 29, 2013
Dorkbot PDX meeting
Backspace

Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

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Saturday
Aug 10, 2013
BPOW!!! Battery Powered Orchestra Workshop
through CymaSpace

Encompassing two days of workshops, performances and culminating in a DIY public jam session, BPOW!!! wants to show Portland that even the simplest circuit configurations can bring forth unprecedented levels of ROCK.

Tickets and details are here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travisfeldman/bpow-battery-powered-orchestra-workshop

Website here: www.bpow.org https://www.facebook.com/batterypoweredorchestraworkshop

Hope you can make it! :)

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Wednesday
Oct 2, 2013
OctoberBest
Tektronix Bldg 38

Electronics and technology leaders from the Pacific Northwest will be on hand to address topics ranging from rapidly evolving technology adoptions to the emergence of the electric vehicle industry in Oregon. More than 60 exhibitors will showcase the latest equipment and services for the electronics industry. 300 people are expected to attend in order to network and to take in various technical sessions throughout the day.

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Wednesday
Feb 26, 2014
PSU Physics Society Presents "All about Arduinos"
Portland State University Physics Electronics Lab

Join the PSU Physics society for talks and demos about micro controllers, arduino and other embedded devices like the raspberry pi. This event is aimed serve as an introduction to arduino, so come on by and learn how to get started! If you are already an expert, bring some projects to demo and inspire.

If you have your own hardware, bring it! If you don't we have a number of arduinos you can get your hands on.

Free Pizza and Soda!

Presentations by:

  • Bret Comnes (Slides)
  • Justin Dunlap
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Monday
Jun 9, 2014
Maker Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

You bring your projects and supplies.

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Things to note:

*This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

*If there's something specific you want available for your project.

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Monday
Jun 23, 2014
Maker Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

You bring your projects and supplies.

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Things to note:

*This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

*If there's something specific you want available for your project.

Saturday
Jun 28, 2014
Skull Light at Lovecraft!
Lovecraft Bar

Learn to sew your own plush skull that lights up when you squeeze it!

Who: Anyone 21+ years old, who is interested in learning how to combine sewing and electronics. All experience levels welcome!

Cost: $5 covers basic materials + sliding scale workshop fee $5-15

Things to bring with you: Scissors

Needle nose pliers

Head lamp (I have a few lamps. However, we are sewing in a bar with limited lighting and your eyes may appreciate additional light.)

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Monday
Jul 7, 2014
Maker Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

You bring your projects and supplies.

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Things to note:

*This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

*If there's something specific you want available for your project.

Thursday
Jul 17, 2014
PDXElectroHax Meetup
ADX

Interested in making awesome things with electronics? Or, just talking about electronics? Or, listening to other people talk about electronics? Then our monthly meetup is for you. See more at the website.

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Monday
Jul 21, 2014
Maker Monday
Flux - Plastic Fantastics

Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park, Cacophonous Creations, and Flux Lab team up to offer just the space!

You bring your projects and supplies.

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Things to note:

*This is an alcohol free, all ages space.

*If there's something specific you want available for your project.

Monday
Aug 4, 2014
Maker Monday- A Free Monthly Meet Up
CymaSpace

Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

Saturday
Aug 23, 2014
Paper Circuits at Lovecraft Bar
Lovecraft Bar

Join me this Saturday when we'll combine the art of origami and card making with electronics!

No prior electronics or paper crafting experience required.

While all materials will be provided, please feel free to bring:

Origami paper

Copper tape

Scissors

Colored pencils, markers, crayons

Construction paper

Website
Monday
Sep 1, 2014
Maker Monday- A Free Monthly Meet Up
CymaSpace

Have some projects you'd like to create? Looking to collaborate with someone on something awesome? Could you benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

Saturday
Sep 27, 2014
Illuminated Flexagons at Lovecraft Bar
Lovecraft Bar

Join me this Saturday when we'll combine the art of folding hexaflexagons with electronics!

No prior electronics or paper crafting experience required.

While all materials will be provided, please feel free to bring:

Origami paper

Copper tape

Scissors

Colored pencils, markers, crayons

Construction paper

Monday
Oct 6, 2014
Maker Monday- A Free Monthly Meet Up
CymaSpace

Have some projects you'd like to create? Looking to collaborate with someone on something awesome? Could you benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

Website
Saturday
Oct 25, 2014
DIY Light Up Monster Workshop at Lovecraft!
Lovecraft Bar

Learn to sew your own plush monster that lights up!

Who: Anyone 21+ years old, who is interested in learning how to combine sewing and electronics. All experience levels welcome!

Cost: $10 covers all materials

Suggested Things To Bring: Scissors

Needle nose pliers

Ideas for what your monster will look like

Head lamp (I have a few lamps. However, we are sewing in a bar with limited lighting and your eyes may appreciate additional light.)

Tuesday
Nov 4, 2014
Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

Tuesday
Dec 2, 2014
Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

Tuesday
Feb 3, 2015
Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

Saturday
Feb 14, 2015
EAST Knowledge - The Evolution of Hardware Design in the Home Lab
Gresham Library Computer Lab

EAST Knowledge is pleased to announce it's fourth meeting. Pat Nystrom will be giving demonstrations on his efforts to make it easier to prototype electronics at home. All are welcome!

  • What: The Evolution of Hardware Design in the Home Lab
  • Who: Pat Nystrom
  • Where: The Computer Lab at the Gresham Library
  • When: 10:30am - Noon, Saturday, February 14, 2015
  • Why: Sharing what we know

Pat Nystrom led off our EAST Knowledge series a little over a year ago, and we wanted to bring him back to see what he's been working on. He will be talking about and demonstrating two topics:

  • A dry-film soldermask process which makes home-made circuit boards much friendlier to use
  • An update on the development of his manual pick-place machine

Come and learn something new!

Solder masks are used in electronics manufacturing both to protect copper traces and to keep solder from going where it shouldn't.

Pick and place machines are devices used in electronics manufacturing. They come in various sizes, but they are commonly expensive. Pat is working on something that would be suitable and affordable for enthusiasts or prototype manufacturing.

Website
Tuesday
Mar 3, 2015
Monthly Maker Meetup
CymaSpace

Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors!

Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

Website
Wednesday
Mar 18, 2015
Workshop: Introduction to Programmable System-on-Chip Devices

PDXElectroHax and Pattern Agents are are pleased to offer the first in a series of workshops on Programmable Hardware: Introduction to Programmable System-on-Chip Devices. Tom Moxon, CEO/Founder of PatternAgents will be teaching. It’s a chance to get an accessible introduction to this technology from an expert. Tickets are $20. They are limited and currently available on Eventbrite: pdxelectrohax.eventbrite.com

Details:

This workshop is a hands-on introduction to the Cypress PSoC device family and the (free) PSoC Creator Integrated Development Environment(IDE). The workshop will include a brief architecture and software/IDE overview, followed by hand's-on project labs.

Date: Wednesday March, 18th, 2015
Hours: 6pm – 8pm
Location: 8905 SW Nimbus Ave, Suite 100, Beaverton, OR 97008
Requirements: Windows “compatible” Laptop Computer and USB port (Apple MacBook Pro with Bootcamp or Parallels works fine)
Prerequisites: Basic electronics (the ability to understand a schematic drawing). Basic programming helpful.

Workshop Attendees will receive a PSoC development kit (CY8CKIT-049) that includes a flexible USB-UART device, and a PSoC-4 device. Light refreshments provided.

Audience:

• Programmers who would like to learn more about hardware and debugging.
• Hackers who would like to learn new skills for quickly solving hardware problems.
• Students who want explore and learn about new hardware-based solutions.
• Professionals seeking new skills for the workplace. Programmable Hardware Workshop Series

This workshop is the first in a series presented by PDXElectroHax and PatternAgents using programmable hardware and systems. If you have wanted to learn more about using programmable hardware, like Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Programmable System on Chip devices, Programmable Logic Devices and more; in a easy-paced, hand's-on environment, then this is the workshop series for you. Applications include lighting, motor/motion control, sensor monitoring and more.

Instructor Info:
Tom Moxon - Pattern Agents Founder and Chief Technology Officer

If you have ever...

Listened to Depeche Mode, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Paul McCartney, or Talking Heads, then you've heard music from sampling keyboard equipment he helped to design.

Watched cartoons from the animators at Hanna-Barbera Productions (Flintstones, etc.), then you've seen images processed from digital image processing equipment he helped to design.

Seen pictures from the Voyager spacecraft, then you've seen images processed from digital image processing equipment he helped to design.

Tom has over thirty years of engineering experience, and has designed systems and integrated circuits for client companies including Cray Research, Adobe Systems, Hewlett Packard, Silicon Graphics, Rohm, Hyundai Electronics, Emu Systems, and many others.

Sunday
Mar 29, 2015
KiCad PCB Workshop
Control-H

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Have you ever wanted to design your own PCB from scratch? Are you curious about the design process and the tools and techniques used by pros and hackers alike? Maybe you have some experience with Eagle PCB and want to try out a free and open source design suite...

Now's the chance to learn KiCad!

"KiCad is an EDA software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 32 copper layers with additional technical layers. KiCad runs on Windows, Linux and Apple OS X and is released under the open-source GNU GPL v2 free of charge."

The workshop will be hosted by hardware ninja Jared Boone of Sharebrained Technology and HackRF fame.

Details:

  • When: Sunday, March 29th, 1-5pm
  • Cost: Free/Donation $
  • Where: Control-H, 7600 N Interstate, Portland, OR
  • Bring: A laptop with KiCad installed + power cable (and maybe a mouse)
    Website
    Tuesday
    Apr 7, 2015
    Monthly Maker Meetup
    CymaSpace

    Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

    From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

    Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

    Monday
    Apr 20, 2015
    Dorkbot
    Bunk Bar

    PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
    Monday
    May 4, 2015
    DorkbotPDX 0x0D
    Bunk Bar

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    • When: Monday May 4th, 2015 - 8pm
    • Where: Bunk Bar - 1028 SE Water Ave (map)
    • Who: All ages -- open to the public
    • Cost: Free!

    Laen
    OSH Park - Purple PCBs for People

    Laen will talk about the beginnings and growth of the DorkbotPDX PCB Order, and how he turned his hobby into work.

    Laen is the founder and owner of OSHPark, and doesn't like writing bios.

    Joe Grand
    Making Magical Mustaches with Mustache Mayhem

    World peace begins with mustaches. Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, Salvador Dali, Frank Zappa, Freddy Mercury, and Hulk Hogan have all harnessed the power of the mustache. It's time the rest of the world joined their ranks.

    Mustache Mayhem is a hardware hack, a video game, and an interactive art piece rolled into one. Based on the short-lived Nintendo Virtual Boy video game console and retro-fitted with a BeagleBone Black Linux computer, the project provides a singular, entertaining goal: Overlay virtual mustaches onto real-world faces for points. In this presentation, Joe details the trials and tribulations behind creating his most ridiculous oeuvre yet.

    Joe Grand (@joegrand), also known as Kingpin, is a computer engineer, hardware hacker, product designer, teacher, advisor, runner, daddy, honorary doctor, TV host, member of L0pht Heavy Industries, and the proprietor of Grand Idea Studio (grandideastudio.com).

    OpenDork

    Your short (5-minute) ligtning talks about an interest or project you've been working on!

    Website
    Monday
    May 18, 2015
    Dorkbot
    CTRL-H

    PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
    Monday
    Jun 1, 2015
    Dorkbot
    Bunk Bar

    PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
    Tuesday
    Jun 2, 2015
    Monthly Maker Meetup
    CymaSpace

    Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

    From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

    Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

    Monday
    Jun 15, 2015
    Dorkbot
    Bunk Bar

    PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH ELECTRICITY

    All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by to say hello, ask questions, or show off something interesting! We currently have casual, bi-weekly meetings every other Monday. We also have less-frequent "formal" meetings featuring presentations, performances and other interesting activities like OpenDork (where anyone can have a few minutes to discuss their latest project, ideas or whatever). Watch this space for announcements.

    Website
    Tuesday
    Jul 7, 2015
    Monthly Maker Meetup
    CymaSpace

    Make it here! Have some projects you'd like to work on, but could benefit from a creative atmosphere? OSH Park and CymaSpace team up to offer just the space!

    We will supply wifi, and a place to share ideas and collaborate with a community of fellow creators and makers. We'll share tips and tricks, and support your creative endeavors! The goal for the meetup is to support the local creative scene while providing an opportunity for people to build a network with people of varied skills. Makers, crafters, and creators of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to bring your projects, supplies, and ideas.

    From sewing to electronics to art projects, this will be an incubator for interesting collaborations. For example, if someone comes in to work on an embroidery project, another could show them how to incorporate conductive thread and LEDs to make that project light up. Tips and tricks that can be shared varied depending on who comes to the event. Things shared at previous events include working with Arduino, programming, sculpting, knitting, hand sewing, misc hobbyist electronics tips from component suppliers to soldering tricks.

    Please note that while this is a free event, CymaSpace is a non-profit that relies on donations to cover their expenses.

    Thursday
    Nov 12, 2015
    Intro to Soldering with Mitch Altman
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    You can learn to solder! Anyone can. Soldering is a basic skill for just about all electronics projects. If you've never soldered before, this workshop will give you the confidence to solder in less than two hours. If you want to learn how to solder better, this workshop will show you how. If you have soldered before, this workshop will teach you to solder surface mount parts with confidence.

    Mitch Altman, from Noisebridge, will be giving one of his famous workshops at PDX Hackerspace. Mitch has taught thousands of people to solder and make cool things with microcontrollers at his workshops at hackerspaces, conferences and schools almost everywhere. He can teach you, too, if you like.

    If you have ever had any curiosity about making something with electronics, then please join us. Anyone and everyone can learn to make cool things. And it’s fun. And easy! You can learn to make something cool with electronics in one workshop, and take your cool project home with you!

    What Intro to Soldering Workshop with Mitch Altman

    Where PDX Hackerspace

    7608 N Insterstate Ave.

    Portland OR, 97217

    When 7:00 PM, Thursday November 12th. (It is totally OK to come late) Stay as little or as long as you like. Most projects take about 1 to 2 hours.

    Who It is fun to make things in the friendly community of PDX Hackerspace. Come join us. All skill levels welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

    Cost Instruction is Free! If you use any kits, reimbursment for kit price is requested ($10 to $20, depending on kit). There will be plenty of cool kits available to build.

    About the Instructor Mitch is the brains behind Cornfield Electronics, and one of the co-founders of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco. Mitch is best known as the inventor of TV-B-Gone, but his list of great hacks and cool electronics includes a lot of other great projects. When he is not at Noisebridge building awesome and amazing things, he is on the road from hackerspace to Hacker-Con and back again, sharing his love of electronics.

    Website
    Saturday
    Jan 9, 2016
    Portland Area Robotics Society (PARTS) Monthly Meeting
    PSU Fourth Avenue Building Harrison Street Entrance

    "Designing a Laser Range Finder" presented by Joe Grand

    The Parallax Laser Range Finder (LRF) module is a low cost, open source hardware device that uses laser light to measure the distance to a targeted object up to 8 feet away (http://www.grandideastud io.com/portfolio/laser-range-finder). It incorporates a Propeller multicore microcontroller, OmniVision OVM7690 640x480 CMOS CameraCube, and Arima 635nm APC Laser Diode.

    In this presentation, Joe Grand will provide a behind-the-scenes look at his experiences designing the module and discuss its operational details. He'll also have some demos of the LRF module in action.

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    Thursday
    Jan 21, 2016
    Portland Panel: ISO 26262 – For Automotive and Beyond

    Interested in the way ISO 26262 will affect automotive electronic design and compliance? Or how this standard might impact other industries, such as the semiconductor market? Listen what the experts have to say.

    Third Annual Portland State Univ. (PSU) Systems Engineering Forum Date: Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 Time: 5:30pm (registration); 6pm (panel discussion); 7pm (networking) with drinks/snacks hosted by Jama Software Location: Jama Software, 135 SW Taylor St #200, Portland, OR 97204 Parking: Close to MAX line (Yamhill District Stop); several public parking garages RSVP: Forum is free to all technical professionals but limited to 100 participants. Please RSVP via Eventbite.

    Description: ISO 26262 addresses the needs for an automotive-specific standard that deals with the functional safety of hardware-software electrical/electronic/programmable safety critical systems. In alignment with good system engineering practices, ISO 26262 uses a system of steps to manage functional safety and regulate product development throughout the lifecycle on today’s hardware and software integrated systems. Specifically, this standard details how to assign an acceptable risk level to a system or component and document the overall testing process.

    What impact will this standard have on automotive electronic design, V&V and testing? What new tools might be needed for safety requirements tractability and risk management? How will compliance be handled? Will this standard set a precedence and framework – especially for simulation lifecycle management and V&V flows – for other industries such as the semiconductor market? These are some of the questions that a panel of experts will address from a tool vendor, designer, V&V engineer and end user point of viewpoints. Please join us for a lively discussion followed by a networking session with drinks and snacks.

    Panelist: Bill Chown, CIO INCOSE and Product Director, System-Level Engineering, Mentor Graphics Derwyn Harris, Jama Software Co-Founder and Product Manager Mike Bucala, Lead Engineer – Vehicle Systems Quality, Daimler Trucks NA Ryan Slaugh, Project Engineer, Pacific NW Laboratories (PNNL) John Blyler (Moderator), JB Systems

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    Tuesday
    Apr 26, 2016
    SEMI Pacific Northwest Breakfast Forum: The Age of Automotive Electronics
    Intel Ronler Acres RA1 Auditorium

    SEMI Pacific Northwest Chapter invites you to join the industry experts for the discussion on "The Age of Automotive Electronics".

    The automobile electronics is rapidly growing and is driving new chip demand. The semiconductor industry and car companies are changing the driving experience (with Electric Cars, Autonomous Cars (self-driving cars), Advanced Driver Assist (ADAS), In-Vehicle Infotainment, Electronic Design Automation, Connected Cars, Embedded Software, Smart Streets, Smart Stoplights, etc.

    Come join us as industry experts from Drive Oregon, Gartner, Intel and Mentor Graphics explore what this means from their company's perspective and how this shapes the future of the automotive electronics industry.

    SEMI Pacific Northwest Breakfast Forum is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues and meet other local industry executives.

    You do not want to miss this event!

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    Tuesday
    May 24, 2016
    EMA Trade Talk
    Golden Valley Brewing

    EMA & ERA Talk Trade on May 24. Join Us.

    We are excited to present our first seminar of the year. Join us for a fun, informative evening featuring talks from three industry pros. Their combined topic is from an Idea to a Product: How to Start and Grow Your Business. Take Your Business to the Next Level

    This event is geared towards patent based businesses and start-ups, inventors, and people looking at new ventures in electronics manufacturing. The format is casual, with opportunities to network before and after. Hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar are available, so grab a beer and stay awhile. Meet People & Grow Your Network

    We expect lots of faces from the electronics manufacturing industry, so be sure to bring your business cards. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new faces and reconnect with colleagues.

    Three Expert Speakers

    An Introduction to Intellectual Property Dr. Laura Zager, patent attorney (more info)

    "I've got a great idea for a business name, and just printed it on 3000 mugs!" "I think I need to get a patent so I'll be clear to make and sell my product." "Of course I own my company's logo—I paid a graphic designer to create it!" All of these statements represent misunderstandings of intellectual property law, which can trip up even the most conscientious of business owners. This talk will give a quick overview of the key areas of intellectual property law in the US, and will use case studies and examples to flag some of the most common pitfalls.

    Financial, Business and Estate Planning Strategies for Business Owners Diana Wojcik, patent valuation analyst (more info)

    Covering incorporation choices, valuations, tax strategy, and continuity/succession plans, Diana will illustrate different options available to business owners and explain the costs, risks, and benefits of each, to help business owners plan ahead to maximize their gains and minimize their risks. Her talk will mainly address the needs of businesses based on patent or other IP, manufacturing, tech advisory/consulting, and privately owned businesses.

    Getting it all Wrong: How I learned to Love the Lean Startup Leo Frishberg, UX strategist (more info)

    The Lean Startup takes an "action first" approach to exploring products, markets and business models. In theory this approach makes a lot of sense, but in practice it is fraught with challenges. In his talk, Frishberg leads the group through a couple of case studies in which the business got almost everything wrong, and was all the better because of it.

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    Tuesday
    Oct 18, 2016
    DIY CNC Mill
    Free Geek

    Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

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    Tuesday
    Nov 1, 2016
    Projects and Ale - WaCo EE and Technologist Meetup
    John Barleycorns McMenamins

    Let's celebrate our 6 month anniversary of the group and surviving Halloween with a pint at McMenamins - John Barleycorns.

    Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your war stories!

    This is a group for electronics engineers and technologists who want to advance their expertise/career, get inspired by peers, and dream about their own business! We'll discuss whatever hot topics from the scrum that kicks-off each event, share projects, and occasional guest speakers.

    Attendees include: applications engineers, firmware/software developers, electronics engineers, operations and program managers, product and marketing managers.

    Website
    Thursday
    Nov 10, 2016
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Tuesday
    Nov 15, 2016
    DIY CNC Mill
    Free Geek

    Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

    Website
    Thursday
    Nov 17, 2016
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Tuesday
    Nov 22, 2016
    Mentorship and Projects - WaCo EE and Technologist Meetup
    Beaverton City Library

    Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your computers and other gadgets you're working on!

    This is a group for electronics engineers and technologists who want to advance their expertise/career, get inspired by peers, and dream about their own business! We'll discuss whatever hot topics from the scrum that kicks-off each event, share projects, and occasional guest speakers.

    Attendees include: applications engineers, firmware/software developers, electronics engineers, operations and program managers, product and marketing managers.

    Website
    Thursday
    Dec 1, 2016
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Dec 15, 2016
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Tuesday
    Dec 20, 2016
    DIY CNC Mill
    Free Geek

    Learn how to create a computer controlled wood mill using parts harvested from recycled electronics. Students will have a hands-on chance to work with the materials and understand the underlying concepts behind creating and using a computer-controlled machine.

    Website
    Wednesday
    Dec 21, 2016
    CryptoParty PDX!
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    This week's Exploit Workshop is a bit different...

    CRYPTOPARTY PDX!

    Why CryptoParty?

    Privacy is the space in which ideas are developed, to retreat into whenever you want. This space is not only physical but digital as well. This is a right guaranteed by the 4th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We've begun hosting cryptoparties here in Portland as a service to educate the general public about how they can better protect their privacy now and for the future.

    What is a CryptoParty? CryptoParties are open for everyone but especially for people without prior knowledge that didn't dare attend yet, for free and most of all fun.

    CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web and general security advice for computers and smartphones.

    To try the programs and apps at the CryptoParty bring your laptop or smartphone.

    CryptoParty is a grassroots global endeavour to introduce the basics of practical cryptography such as the Tor anonymity network, key signing parties, TrueCrypt, Linux, and virtual private networks to the general public.

    This is a free skill-sharing event with other Cryptography and Privacy technology experts, working along side and sharing information with people new to Crypto and Privacy.

    Everyone is welcome regardless of experience, bring a Laptop if you have one, if not, bring a USB thumbdrive, a pen and a pad of paper.

    If you want to learn about how to encrypt your files and communicate securely, this is the event to come to!

    Look for the people with laptops.

    Get in contact If you want to help plan the event, or just join in on the fun you can contact us by emailing cryptoparty (AT) pdxhs (DOT) org

    Website
    Thursday
    Dec 22, 2016
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Dec 29, 2016
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jan 5
    WaCo EE and Technologists Meetup - Projects and Mentoring
    Beaverton City Library

    Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your computers and other gadgets you're working on!

    About WaCo EE Meetup

    This is a group for electronics engineers and technologists who want to advance their expertise/career, get inspired by peers, and dream about their own business! We'll discuss whatever hot topics from the scrum that kicks-off each event, share projects, and occasional guest speakers.

    Attendees include: applications engineers, firmware/software developers, electronics engineers, operations and program managers, product and marketing managers.

    Website
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jan 12
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jan 19
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Jan 23
    Mentorship and Projects - WaCo EE and Technologist Meetup
    Beaverton City Library

    Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your computers and other gadgets you're working on!

    About WaCo EE

    This is a group for electronics engineers and technologists who want to advance their expertise/career, get inspired by peers, and dream about their own business! We'll discuss whatever hot topics from the scrum that kicks-off each event, share projects, and occasional guest speakers.

    Attendees include: applications engineers, firmware/software developers, electronics engineers, operations and program managers, product and marketing managers.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jan 26
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Wednesday
    Feb 1
    February 1st, 2017 | Trucking as Part of a Connected World
    Daimler Trucks North America

    Matt Pfaffenbach, the Director of Telematics at Daimler Trucks North America, will discuss how tractor-trailers are becoming a part of our connected world and the overarching implications this has on transportation as a whole.

    “WE’RE MOVING INTO the age of the connected vehicle. And as excited as we might be to have cars that play our ’90s alternative rock Spotify playlists and let us send text messages via voice control, such things are frivolous compared to the safety and efficiency benefits that come when you wire up tractor trailers.” – Wired Magazine

    Website
    Monday
    Feb 6
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Feb 9
    CANCELED - CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House - CANCELED
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Sorry everyone, tonight's open house is canceled. However, the member hosted Stitch Social is still happening in the main space.

    Website
    Thursday
    Feb 16
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Feb 20
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Feb 23
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Feb 27
    Mentorship and Projects - WaCo EE and Technologist Meetup
    Beaverton City Library

    Join us for breakout discussions as we help each other progress on hardware projects and/or careers. Bring your computers and other gadgets you're working on!

    Website
    Thursday
    Mar 2
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Mar 6
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Mar 9
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Mar 16
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Mar 20
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Mar 23
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Mar 30
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Apr 3
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Apr 6
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Apr 13
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Apr 17
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Apr 20
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Apr 27
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    May 1
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    May 4
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    May 11
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    May 15
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    May 18
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    May 25
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    May 29
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jun 1
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jun 15
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Jun 26
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jul 6
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Jul 10
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jul 13
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jul 20
    ANSYS Technology Event
    TopGolf - Hillsboro

    Join ANSYS at Topgolf, a premier golf entertainment complex, in Hillsboro, OR for a special ANSYS Technology networking event on July 20th.

    If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

    Tee off with us and learn more about what sets ANSYS software apart from other engineering simulation tools.

    Register now to reserve your spot. https://pages.email.ansys.com/englishevent/?&e=170414PR08USSE&t=Seminar%20Registration&d=ANSYS%20Technology%20Experience%20at%20Topgolf&p=EventPage&tsd=SeminarTrigger-EN

    We look forward to golfing with you at this exciting event!

    CONTACTS: Josh Martin [email protected]

    Tyler Hasman [email protected]

    Justin Rumpf [email protected]

    Website
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Jul 24
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Jul 27
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Aug 7
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Aug 10
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Aug 17
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Aug 21
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Aug 24
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Tuesday
    Aug 29
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Intro to Machine Learning
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    This session will be an ML course for the beginner.  My favorite two entry-level models are decision trees and k-means, so we'll use those to begin wrapping our minds around words like supervised and unsupervised learning, information, and data models.

    The code that powers the visuals I'll use is written in Python.  So while some background in coding (specifically Python) would help, those without coding experience will still get a lot from the talk.

    I would like to have this event be done regularly, but obviously depends on interest.

    Website
    Thursday
    Aug 31
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Sep 4
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Sep 7
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Sep 14
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Sep 18
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Sep 21
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Sep 28
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Monday
    Oct 2
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website
    Thursday
    Oct 5
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Thursday
    Oct 12
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - CTRL-H Open House
    CTRLH - PDX Hackerspace

    Thursdays are open house night here at CTRL-H. Jon and Melinda are available during this time to give guided tours, answer questions and show you all that the hackerspace has to offer. 

    We don't have an opening ceremony or any formal meeting. This is a time for you to eavesdrop on other peoples projects and get support on a project that you may need help with. Bring your laptop, projects, inventions, your technical toys and your broken microwave to CTRL-H and hack with friends.

    Website
    Saturday
    Oct 14
    Mop Street Swap Meet
    PASCAL

    PASCAL is hosting a swap meet free to anyone at Portland's new Hackerspace located at 2410 N Mississippi Ave on Oct 14 from noon to 10:00pm. This event is for people who like to swap cool tech and electronics!

    This event will have space for 15 booths with tables and nice comfy seats. There will be onsite snacks, a food truck outside with covered seating and smoking area, and a local DJ. Parking is available street side close to Widmer Brewery and McMenamins.

    We are here to make connections with our community and collaborate with our neighbors- and have an opportunity to sell and trade!

    Monday
    Oct 16
    CTRL-H - PDX Hackerspace - Dorkbot Meetup

    Part hackathon, part geek social, these biweekly meetings are a time for you to come join others for insight, inspiration or just insanity. 

    Bring your toys for others to see, or come see what others have been painstakingly chipping away at in their spare time. 

    Whether it's code or chips, hacking of all sorts is encouraged. But we also like to hear your crazy ideas, so please come join us and bring your willingness to share your brilliance. 

    We'll be the kids with all the coolest stuff on the table. Hope to see you there.

    p.s. This event is open to everyone, dork or robot. No ^H membership is required to attend.

    Website