For those interested in Open Source Software and Open Hardware, there are two interesting conferences coming up:
- https://linux.conf.au/ it's a yearly conference that is held in a different location each year. Lots of hardware and software talks. You can check out the past videos of most talks.
- https://2019.fossasia.org/ two of us recently attended a three day event in Shenzhen China. I will be going to the Singapore event in March as well.
Rob has been busy practising his SMD soldering techniques with this Banggood PCB:
Stewart brought along a few projects he's been working on - A small wireless sensor transmitter board:
and a WEMOS based wireless receiver:
Diane has created a scarf that has embeded reflective tape woven into it. It only shows up when it's under a strong light like a camera flash:
My simple Li-ion battery charger break-out PCB has arrived back from China. Three panels of 7 PCB's (five shown), cost only A$14.57, which includes shipping. This was made by Seeed:
While in China I helped teach soldering at the November Beijing 'Hack-in-The-Box' security conference. I was fortunate to be given a conference badge:
Diane and I attended the Shenzhen 'FOSS Asia' conference, where I purchased a Open Source/Hardware Pocket Science Lab board that comes in a Arduino Mega format - https://pslab.io/:
One thing I was looking for in Shenzhen was some 0201 sized LED's, but they turned out to be expensive, and came with a 30 day waiting time as everyone was out of stock! Instead I purchased some 0603 and 0805 sized Pink LED's, here is a 0805 one lit up:
Then there are the general bunch of other goodies that one buys when in China:
I missed taking some photos of some other peoples projects and work.