March Meeting - Intro to Hardware

Sunday, March 11, 2018 2 PM

DC919 Meeting Slides

Intro to Hardware Slides

Durham Co. Southwest Regional Library 3605 Shannon Road, Durham, NC

ALL levels of experience, skill, and interest are welcome and encouraged to join us. You do not have to be a "hacker" to attend. We aren't sponsored by Adafruit, it's just a good site to get the gear, feel free to purchase from another site if you can find similar.

This will be a special session starting earlier at 2:00. We'll take some time for setup and plan to start working by 2:30 PM.

We'll be assembling a USBtinyISP AVR Programmer Kit (USB SpokePOV Dongle) - v2.0 You need to purchase the kit we will be building:

You will also need to bring your own soldering kit. These are good tools to have if you want to do any hardware hacking. is a great guide.

Soldering iron

Diagonal cutters

Stand and sponge




• 2 PM Hardware Instruction and hands on lab at Durham Co. Southwest Regional Library 3605 Shannon Road, Durham, NC

• 6 PM Open Discussion at Carolina Ale House 3911 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707

Go down the hallway to the right, after the first set of doors. It's before the second set of doors. If you're in a room full of books, that's too far.

We'll take the first 30 min to setup


Intro to Hardware Presentation

Hands on lab

Clean up

We'll get one of the large high top tables.

Library part of the meeting is not required to attend the bar meeting.

Drink beer, eat dinner, open discussion.

Thanks to LRWRP for teaching!