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?