Arduino, Open Hardware & The Internet of Things (IoT)

Welcome! We are group of hardware and maker enthusiasts based in the Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota area. Our monthly meetings involve networking, tutorials and learning everything we can about Open Hardware, the Internet of Things (IoT) and maker projects from each other. WIN PRIZES: We will be having a drawing for an Arduino board, plus a number of components! Must register and present at the meeting to win.

Our next monthly meeting is August, 7th. Food and networking beginning at 6:00, with presentations at 6:30. We will be holding a drawing for an Arduino board with components. If you are planning to attend PLEASE REGISTER!

Monthly meetings are held at Code 42 Software ( We are hiring! ) located at 1 Main St SE. Suite #400, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Questions or problems finding the meetup? Contact: justin[[at]]

  • Eric Tsai will give a talk on Arduino & OpenHAB integration - doing real awesome home automation with wireless Arduino sensors, without having to write any real awesome node.js.
  • Varun Bhartia will give us an update his product from the Hackfest using Bluetooth Low Energy, Android/iOS App and hardware packaging. Come see what's been updated!
  • We are always looking for more presenters in upcoming months! Please contact Justin at the email address below if you have a topic related to hardware. We would love to have you share your knowledge!
Email justin[[at]] if you are wish to speak on a topic related to open hardware of any kind or bring any projects you are working on and do a short lightening talk!

Our next Open Hardware HACKFEST will be held at Minnetronix on July 24th. Details and information when you REGISTER.

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