OHS 2015 Interactive Badge

by dustyn on August 24, 2015

Available for purchase at the Open Hardware Summit

Parallax is sponsoring OHS 2015 by providing their new Interactive Badges for all staff and speakers. The badges display your name and store your e-mail address in EEPROM – press the “open source hardware” touch pad in the middle and send your name and e-mail address over infrared to the person in front of you! Afterwards, connect your badge to a terminal program and download your contacts.  Parallax will have a number of C and Spin example programs ready for the conference – games, video, graphics and audio files can be loaded up.

To buy an Interactive Badge at the summit, bring $40 cash (save $10!) and we’ll program it with your name and e-mail or Twitter name on the spot. You’ll easily share your contact information with other Interactive Badge wearers and have a unique programming system with a customizable electronic identity after the summit. The Propeller Multicore hardware design, badge PCB files and code are all released open source.

No Interactive Badge – no problem! Every attendee will receive a paper badge, badge holder and lanyard, so it’s not necessary to buy an Interactive Badge if you don’t want to.

See you at the Open Hardware Summit!

Ken Gracey, Parallax Inc.
Twitter: @ParallaxKen



Speed Interview with Tom Igoe

by Zachary Menegakis on August 14, 2015

What do you plan to do at this years OHS?
Mostly listen. I haven’t been to OHS the last couple of years, and I’m interested to hear what people are talking about now.

What’s your most used OS electronic or component?
Arduino of many flavors. They’re my main building block.

Favorite website of the moment?
It’s a toss-up between the Guardian and the Economist. Both offer well-researched and edited stories that are informative and thought-provoking. I don’t always agree with either one, and that’s what makes them both useful to me.

What are you working on or thinking about right now?
Working on a personal project, a bit of lighting for an event I’ve got coming up. The project is a gift, and it’s also an opportunity to work with friends and colleagues on something expressive, which is something I don’t get to do often enough.

What’s your favorite junk food?
Rice pudding.

How can we find out more about you?
I blog occasionally at http://tigoe.net/blog. I write about technical stuff at http://tigoe.net/pcomp/code. More recent code I’ve worked on is available at http://www.github.com/tigoe. I work at http://itp.nyu.edu, and I’m a co-founder of http://www.arduino.cc. I think that’s all the URLs.

Can you share a picture of what describes you?
Here is my Christmas tree from last year. Every time a bell rings on the tree, an angel gets its wings. http://www.tigoe.com/pcomp/code/arduinowiring/1249/



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