Workshop Update for May 29th, 2012

in Workshop Update by DP | 5 comments

Proposals for the Open Hardware Summit will be submitted tomorrow. We’re proposing a talk on USB IDs again, updated with a nod to OpenMoko’s USB VID and ethernet MAC giveaway. Based on last year’s summit line-up we think the USB talk probably won’t be accepted (again), so we’re also submitting it as a poster so maybe we can have a small group discussion instead. We’re also putting in a second poster proposal about the variety of (non) open source groups getting involved in cottage electronics manufacturing. That idea is still in flux.

Design on some Maker Faire specific projects is underway. One is a version of the badge we used at the Shenzhen Maker Faire(pictured above). It’ll be transformed into a low part count through-hole or surface mount soldering practice kit. The other is a name badge that’s still under wraps, we’ll debut it the New York Maker Faire in Autumn.

Part Ninja firmware is undergoing heavy testing, and debugging. We added USB debugging support. The Part Ninja prints debugging information into the terminal, which can be pasted as a bug report in the forum. Huge thanks to Ginpb for joining the testing.

Travel logs and standard meal deductions were filed for the Bay Area Maker Faire. Q2 taxes are just two weeks away.

Is there any interesting geek stuff in Chongqing, China?

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  1. philip says:

    I like that badge! ide like to make one for too!

    I just need to figure out how to layout the mouse logo that i have into something like that :)

  2. Cristian says:

    How can I get this badge! :)

  3. Andrew says:

    I was in Chogquing about 5 years ago now. Interesting place, there is a decent museum/galery there with a lot of information on the three rivers hydro scheme. The gardens were also very nice. Only spent a day there unfortunatly

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