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September 3rd, 2015

  • Update on where we are with #IoTHackDay and how you can help!
  • Rod Landers from RFDigital will talk about his company’s Simblee™ product as a way to bring the world of Star Trek and the Jetson’s to life. It’s Internet 3.0, where everyone and everything can communicate.
  • Just back from Nerdtacular, Lon Koenig will give us an update of this Arduino-base game show system for conferences and trivia competitions. Replicating all the game features of a traditional TV game show with a host’s console, player buzzers and light-up indicators. Lots of NeoPixels!
  • NOTE: We’ll be giving away 2 Light Blue Beans to one lucky winner! Must be present to win.
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August 6th, 2015

  • Patrick Delaney from @iotmpls will be talking all about navigating manufacturing in Shenzhen.
  • Rapid prototyping with Freescale Freedom Boards! Robert Hill and others from Freescale will give an overview of using a low-cost Freedom Board with free software development tools. Enabling users to have a variety of demos up and running in minutes.
  • Note: We will be giving away Freescale Freedom board that evening, so be sure and register above and plan to attend!

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July 2nd, 2015

  • Neuro Visionaries Hackathon Team will present Brainwave Biofeedback: a meditation and alert signal headset allowing Middle School students to visualize brain stimulus data from measured out-put metrics of meditation and attention.
  • Katelyn Coons was one of six kids chosen out of over 100 4th graders for Genius Hour, a free-minded, no-limit project class at her elementary school. Come see her show off her Automated Cat Laser Toy to the group!
  • Dan Grigsby will share how his famliy sent an Arduino, a hand-assembled shield with a GPS and a Ham radio transmitter, and a time-lapse camera to the edge of space, tracked its ascent and descent, and recovered it when it landed in a field sixty miles from the launch site.
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June 4th, 2015

  • “Arduino on the Cheap!” by Wade Brown. Many ways to reduce your hardware costs, do more things and have more fun will be discussed.
  • “Hardware Hacking a new musical instrument with an Arduino and an Electric Guitar” by Logan Poelman will show analog to digital sampling, physical computing, MIDI, Arduino, physical design, prototyping and more!
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May 7th, 2015

  • Jerry Belich will take us on a light speed, impromptu journey through alternative controller and hardware in toys and games, maybe even talk about some new ideas!
  • Kristina Durivage will talk briefly about a gps/wifi scanning project she’s doing. Sounds awesome!
  • Discuss the many MakerFaires coming up at the end of May! Minne-Fair 2015 and MakerFair MSP
  • Eric Tsai will wrap up the evening with an awesome presentation on a “physical home automation interface”.
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April 2nd, 2015

  • Discussion about the various MakerFaires are coming up in the cities in the coming months.
  • Andrian Belinski will present on “Introducing development board LPC Link 2 and LPCXpresso free development IDE”
  • Crystal Compton will present on “E-Textiles for Ambulatory Healthcare Monitoring”
  • Tyler Cooper of Nordeast Makers will be presenting “Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Adafruit IO”
  • The ISA Tech Fair is coming on April 22nd. Looking for people from the Arduino.MN group who are interested in showing off that they have built to engineers! Tweet us @arduinomn with more details.
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Feb 5th, 2015

  • George Siverts will do an overview of the Intel Edison and talk bout some of the projects he has been doing with it.
  • Lon Koenig is going to talk about the Space Gun project he has been working on!
  • The ISA Tech Fair is coming on April 22nd. Looking for people who are interested in showing off that they have built to engineers!
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January 8th, 2015

  • Kristina Durivage will give an overview about what she learned at RobotsConf and demoing a Twitter displaying LED array powered by a Spark Core!
  • Daniel Feldman will do a lightening talk on the ESP8266 ultra-cheap wifi module which makes for low cost IoT projects!
  • Dan McCreary will give an update on my work on low-cost robots for our CodorDojo Arduino Robots.
  • Justin Grammens to share details on the upcoming IoTFuse Conference. We are looking for presenters!
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Nov 6th, 2014

  • Stephen Bull will present on “Building collaborative semi-autonomous multi-robot systems… with social skills. Step 1) …Um…; Step 2) Sanity vs reality check; Step 3) Profit?”
  • Eric Tsai will give some examples of using MQTT for home automation – easy ways to report data and make things blink and move. And also demo practical uses for sound, gas, and photo sensors in home automation.
  • Open discussion and feedback on IoTHackDay from those who participated and discussion on what is next for events in the future.
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    Sept 4th, 2014

    • Paige Dansinger re-opens for Women in New Media Arts a “Center for Connectivity”. Working on several large scale projects exploring human interactivity with LED lights in fine art and wearable tech, Paige presents Works in Process & New Developments.
    • Art Felgate from Nimbelink with talk about using Arduino as a low-power sensor expansion tool and the built-in I2C communication hardware and drivers.
    • Discuss the upcoming #IoTHackDay event in October!
    • Patrick Barrett with Exosite will demo the use of Arduino and their cloud based service working together and how it’s relevant to the Internet of Things.
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