Flour Water Salt Elixir: The Fundamentals of Artisanal Hardware Hacking

Presented by: Ole Michaelis

What’s more fun than telling computers what to do? Combining programming with other activities you love! As a bread lover and amateur baker, that was hitting the sweet spot in sourdough fermentation using a Raspberry PI, sensors, and some 3D printing. ...

Tags: HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Intermediate

Automating your smarthome without the cloud

Presented by: Seth Petry-Johnson

Modern "smart" homes are dumb; your lights shouldn't stop working because your Internet is down, and your new doorbell shouldn't compromise your network security. ...

Tags: Hardware, Python, IoTFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Building a drone from scratch

Presented by: Godfrey Nolan

In this session we'll walk through all the components you need to build a drone from scratch. We'll look at the options for Frames, Motors, Controller, Telemetry Radios, ESCs, Batteries, Transmitters, as well as your Camera and Gimbal. While we're assembling the drone we'll explain each of the...

Tags: HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Home Lab - Private Cloud on a budget

Presented by: Jared Rhodes

Really like computers? Use homelabs to experiment in. It's a sandbox environment where if you break it, you fix it, and more importantly it isn't costing money while it's down. ...

Tags: Cloud, HardwareFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview

Self-Driving Robotic Cars - Starting on a budget

Presented by: Don Ward

A few years ago Waymo learned that soap bubbles cause their self-driving cars to hesitate on whether to brake or not. Today the promise of self-driving cars is still only a promise. The industry continues to move forward and advances are made every day. Soap bubbles no longer cause havoc. The good...

Tags: Hardware, Machine LearningFormat: General SessionLevel: Introductory and overview