Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of Quirky (crowdsources unique physical products)
Hugo Fiennes, founder and CEO of Electric Imp (hardware and software connectivity platform for the IoT)
Emile Petrone, founder and CEO of Tindie (marketplace for hardware and “indie tech”)
Alice Taylor, founder and CEO of Makie (custom 3D printed dolls)
Bram de Zwart, co-founder, 3D Hubs: 3D Hubs is world’s largest platform connecting 3D printer owners with people who want to print. We are on a mission to make 3D printing truly local and accessible.
This is the first Meetup we’ve seen that also agreeing to an NDA when you click “Join Us!”….
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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.