The Next HOPE – How to Run an Open Source Hardware Company (and vendor booth)
Adafruit will be giving a talk at The Next HOPE! *AND* we’ll have an Adafruit booth selling electronics on site the entire time! HOPE is the only event we sell items in person, we’ll have lots of deals and discounts!
Title: How to Run an Open Source Hardware Company
Day/Time: Saturday, July 17, 2010 – 1000 (10 am)
Location: Tesla (18th floor)
We will also be live blogging from the event and “maybe” a live Ask an engineer, we’ll see 🙂
If you plan to attend, definitely attend Mitch’s session!
How to Bring Your Project from Idea to Reality: Make a Living Doing What You Love – Mitch Altman has brought his personal pet projects (including TV-B-Gone universal remote controls) from idea to reality, and is fortunate to make a living doing what he loves. Mitch will outline the practical steps he took to take his projects from a mere idea, through the steps of research, development, manufacture, sales and distribution, leading, finally, to collecting checks while in the comfort of his home (and while traveling the world). This talk will also show some of the pitfalls of running one’s own business.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.