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7600 N Interstate
Portland, OR 97217, US (map)


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  • Monday
    Oct 10 2016
    GoodEnoughCNC machines and 1 Gbps / 10 Gbps wireless optical system KORUZA


    Join us for this public event where Luka Mustafa, founder of open hardware Institute IRNAS will present open source open hardware networking and manufacturing solutions he has been developing together with his team for the past few years.

    KORUZA: Koruza is first open source wireless optical communication system for urban environments, connecting locations at up to 150 m distance, which empowers networks with 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps throughputs unaffected by radio spectrum saturation to provide last-mile networking without the need for fiber installation. Now, the version for professional use, which is bringing fibre-like speeds to ISP subscribers ten times cheaper, is available for preorder.

    A kit version of the system - Koruza 1.0 is also available. This version of the system is modular and 3D printed, with assembly instructions and technical documentation published online so that researchers and everyone else interested can replicate it without a problem, understand its operation and be able to modify it for their own purpose.

    GoodEnoughCNC: In the process of the development of Koruza we realized we need an open source baseline manufacturing solution for prototyping and small series production. That's how we created affordable and versatile CNC solutions to enable simple production anywhere around the globe and to change how we manufacture things. GoodEnoughCNC philosophy is to offer effective digital manufacturing tools that are good enough for most of the applications an average maker needs. We’ll give you an insight into how GoodEnoughCNC machines were designed and developed, explaining the benefits of being effectively open source, using standard components and publishing documentation with instructions online as well as walk you through some of the use cases to show how these machines can be used advantageously to improve lives of individuals and communities around the world, from Nepal to Principe island.

    BIO Luka: Luka Mustafa is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, working full-time on wireless optical system KORUZA development at Institute IRNAS Rače in Slovenia that he founded in 2014, as well as being a PhD student at University College London. He leads a multidisciplinary team developing open systems ranging from CNC machines to electronics and fibre optic systems, promotes and deploys open wireless networks in wlan slovenia project and manages national and international wireless backbones.

    About IRNAS: At Institute IRNAS Rače we strive to apply the vast scientific knowledge to everyday reality by creating effective and affordable systems. We believe in an open-source world and sharing and we aim to empower the world with technologies that improve lives, let that be an advanced communication system or a simple everyday utensil. We are non-profit, rewarding the ones that create, always exploring new projects and ideas. All our work is published under open-source open-hardware licenses.

  • Monday
    Apr 4 2016
    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.

  • Sunday
    Mar 29 2015
    KiCad PCB Workshop



    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.


    • 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)