Archive for June, 2012
Despite all the discussions about open hardware, it appears obvious that many techniques and technologies remain highly proprietary. Ubiquitous areas such as thin films (which modern touchscreens depend on), spintronics (which enable high-capacity hard disks) and logic design techniques (used to build microprocessors) remain carefully avoided by most hardware hackers. The Exceptionally Hard and Soft Meeting, to be held in Berlin on December 28-30 2012, will allow you to learn about DIY and open source projects going in such directions and meet the people behind them.
We are pleased to announce today that the following new speakers are keen on presenting their amazing work at EHSM:
- Jasper Nance will present her Microsecond High Speed Photography and Scanning Electron Microscope projects from the perspective of using community resources, specifically those from Heatsync Labs, Arizona’s first hackerspace. This includes materials, people, expertise, and crowdsourcing to scrounge and hack together technologically challenging endeavours. The projects are not an end in themselves, but rather serve as hackable platforms for both community and educational outreach to teach skills and develop new and hackable ways of doing difficult and expensive tasks.
For a quick glimpse at Jasper’s projects, be sure to check her impressive photo portfolio.
- An anonymous woman who goes by the handle of “bionerd23″ will give you a very comprehensive, bottom-up view of man-made and natural nuclear radiation and how you can detect it. Mind you – when we say “comprehensive”, this means things like building yourself ion chambers for detecting radiation, and studying and operating a small-scale homemade fusion reactor. Have a look at her excellent videos.
(See ehsm.eu for more speakers and to propose a talk or workshop)
We are an independent organization without any big sponsoring or grants, so we rely on you, the attendee, to crowdfund this conference. So help us make this event possible and order your ticket soon. The prices are nevertheless very cheap for a conference of this quality, and we have an “early bird” price running until July 15th. See http://ehsm.eu/tickets.html and thank you for your support!
Looking forward to seeing you in Berlin,
– the EHSM organizing comittee