Part of the a laugh of Supercon is that there may be so abundant accessible in a single region. For the quantity of admission, you’re amidst through understanding, strength, and soldering irons. Digi-Key delivered several adequate genitalia packing containers blimp abounding of aggregate from passives to LEDs to chips for our bodies use in hacking overseas on their badges. But one affair that makes the accomplished acquaintance surely appropriate is the actuality our bodies convey. We don’t aloof beggarly the tasks you added to appearance off, we beggarly the actuality you accompany to beautify your Supercon revel in, whether or not it’s gear, $.25 and bobs, or added amusing actuality to comedy with.
This yr changed into my aboriginal Supercon, and you in no way airship your first. I had a considerable time, and changed into stricken with the aid of how ample awesomeness turned into hobby on in one location. I ambition Supercon became a simulation I may want to run afresh and afresh so I should accept to every speak, seem each workshop, and absorb time talking to everybody about the matters they added and the air-conditioned matters they’re undertaking with their time and badges.
Hanging approximately every close became a Hackaday or Adafruit logo (or both!) in diverse levels of hacked-ness. But we urge for food to accord a shout-out to some of the added things bodies had been slicing approximately just like the badges of account they may be.
I turned into so animated that I encountered [Amy Qian] and her excellent arrangement of bend examples. [Amy], a computerized architect by day, gave a branch on those adjustable mechanisms she designed, together with one which capabilities as a cat agriculture schedule. Those nice considerable to seem were given to accomplish their personal gripper apparatus out of laser-cut Delrin.
By reducing this lath abounding of examples approximately the Supercon village, [Amy]’s ability continued to all and sundry analytical ample to invite approximately them.
[Craig Bishop]’s large, admirable Gameslab chock-complete me in my tracks, as I’m abiding it did every body who laid eyes on it. This activity of adulation started out advancing to activity aback [Craig] turned into able to antecedent a scattering of massive, huge-ticket FPGA chips for plenty under than regular. Here are some pictures of the admirable v1.0 guts.
Last fall, we showed you [Tim Trzepacz]’s Stylish!, a candied little synth that seems like a cyclops with a Cheshire grin. Aback then, we could by myself look you the render.
[Tim] in the beginning recommended this as a abbreviate run of notable swag badges for MAGWest, anniversary in a admirable hand-crafted board case, and he become on foot about with this type of attenuate beasts abrupt to his waist like a cowboy belt buckle. It changed into air-conditioned air-conditioned aloof to look it in person, however once more [Tim] kicked it up a cleft and gave us a screamin’ demo.
Besides the accouterments reality beat on a lanyard, there was a abiding array of objects pulled out of backpacks, wheeled in on carts, or apprenticed into Supercon beneath their own energy. Some had been alike antecedent from bounded affair food and austerity stores, assuming into absurd matters I noticed and/or played with.
I like large brand hacks and I can not lie. [RobotGrrl] spent her time within the emblem hacking breadth application combination from the swag bag affiche tube to artificial accoutrement to 6-packs of chunk absurd to body a tree-planting apprentice apprenticed by means of her Adafruit bend badge. In free mode, the ‘bot will chase for ablaze locales to bulb its payload. Once it finds a homestead inside the solar, the apprentice requests popularity from a human, who could acknowledge with a sure or no through Tensorflow articulation instructions.
Elsewhere in the Hacker Village, [Chris Gervang] changed into aerodynamics a actual altered vehicle. Afterwards demography the argumentation babble synthesizer branch hosted via [Elliot Williams] he angry the Verilog hints he abstruse in opposition to the IRDA transceiver at the badge. Of increase with bittersweet alive he capital article to ascendancy and begin that within the anatomy of this adequate far off-managed bluff airship sourced at a bounded affair accumulation keep. He and [Thomas Sarlandie] got to task and afore lengthy, began energetic the bluff approximately with a Supercon badge. With logo hacks like these, you’re gonna price a bigger venue.
[Josh]’s BeagleBone-primarily based stenography keyboard will now not comedy the affair from Jaws, unless he turns it right into a MIDI tool. What it will do is abutment a agglomeration of altered dictionaries for altered contexts acknowledgment to an SD agenda slot. If it is able to do both, it might be the keyboard of my desires.
To power domestic a college of the all-embracing obvious at each flip, analysis out this quartet of oddities.
It appears that our adulation for LEDs will never dim, aloof bake brighter with anniversary footfall advanced in acerb era. Here are aloof among the projects that lit up the mild November nights of this year’s Supercon.
Every time I saw [Greg Davill] and his admirable LED polyhedra, a military become mixture about to curiosity at their complexity. Sure, [Greg] should accept acclimated pre-made LED panels, however acrimonious and settlement anniversary one by duke is a abiding avenue to crazy account and baggage of internet points. How does he get aback underneath the hood? The aftermost console attaches to the steel anatomy with magnets. This angel is from a decidedly alarming affair of the near LED console minds.
[Kristin Paget]’s Pixel Flinger lit up the tents of the Hacker Apple area everyone changed into energetic blame their badges to the limit. It’s fabricated of a done agglomeration of RGB LED panels that are networked calm with six ESP8266s. These out of accompany rainbows announce some affectionate of a arrangement affair that ability take delivery of been acquired by using interference. [Kristin]’s hopes for it by no means dimmed, and neither did ours. Since we alive in the future, she was capable of bandy cash at the hassle, and had a brand new router delivered anon to Supercon afterwards that day. The router band-useful resource formed so in a position-bodied that [Kristin] become capable of appearance Finding Nemo on it.
Saturday night afterwards the Hackaday Prize commemoration concluded, it become time to get down. There have been busy arcade shelves and a DJ, however the larger draw valuable the Design Lab become the formidable [John McMaster] contributed — a brilliant alliance of Minesweeper and DDR. Footfall on a tile’s lamp-style transfer, and if you’re fortunate, it comes up blue, inexperienced, or red. And aloof just like the pc model, dejected stands for 1, blooming for two, and pink for three (it maxes out at 3). [John] had a big bag of albino poppers on duke for explosions.
I went about allurement bodies what they ambition they’d introduced, and I accept to accede with satisfactory of the solutions. The cardinal one acknowledgment centered approximately that plentiful abstract useful resource: time. Many our bodies capital delivered time to evolve for Supercon, and essentially anybody capital considerable added time at Supercon.
Some bodies well-known they had introduced their everyday hobby to project on, and that’s truly relatable. Afterwards all, what larger domicile than this acquisition of abundant all-embracing minds is there to annihilate the insects? [Joshua Vasquez] instructed me he in demand he’d added brought screws, and the Digi-Key men capital a way to get account of the added usual genitalia in their boxes.
Some our bodies capital to just accept their own soldering adamant and gear, however there may be on my own so plentiful luggage a reality can deliver. Yours simply would receive organized some shorts, because that California sunshine is not any joke, alike in November. Now I’m aback in the black Midwest, absent of abutting year.