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Visit the Low Voltage Labs booth at the Portland Mini Maker Faire 2012

Portland Mini Maker Faire
OMSI is organizing Portland Oregon’s first Mini Maker Faire on September 15-16, 2012. The faire will be located in OMSI’s north parking lot.

Low Voltage Labs will have a booth at the Portland Mini Maker Faire. I will also be speaking Sunday on how to create a printed circuit board using open source software KiCAD. You can see a preview of the same talk I did at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire.

Find out more at OMSIs website:

Date: September 15-16, 2012
Time: 10am-6pm
Cost: $12 adults, $8 youth (3-13) and seniors (63+)
Located at: OMSI’s north parking lot

Portland Mini Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendly showcase of creativity and cool technology, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s inspiring, stimulating, and fun for all ages.

Maker Faire is a weekend filled with an incredible variety of exhibits, talks, demonstrations, and performances bridging arts, crafts, science and engineering—many of them hands-on and all of them engaging. Maker Faire is a reflection of our community at its very best.

Bring your whole family and enjoy a full day at the inaugural Portland Mini Maker Faire!

Low Voltage Labs now has a forum

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Bullduino Unboxing

I recently applied for the 2012 Red Bull Creation contest at

Yesterday I received my official Bullduino board so I thought I would share a few photos. The box didn’t include any instructions, so I guess if you can’t figure it out you don’t deserve to be in the contest. 🙂

Custom cardboard box:

Two bulls on a circuit board, first time I’ve seen that:

Black solder mask:

Atmel ATMEGA328:

See more photos here:

Photos from the Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2012

I’ve posted some photos from the Seattle Mini Maker Faire.
Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2012
You can see them on Flickr or Google Plus.
Google Plus:

Seattle Mini Maker Faire presentation

Welcome to Seattle Mini Maker Faire
Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation at the 2012 Seattle Mini Maker Faire on Sunday.
The presentation was an overview of creating a printed circuit board using the KiCAD suite of electronic design automation tools.

Here is a PDF of the slides I used for the presentation:
Release your hardware hacker potential with KiCAD

Also a big thanks again to DorkbotPDX PCB, Midnight Maker and Seeed Studio for the PCB samples, they were a big hit!

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