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  • David Neiss


A public group of electronics tinkerers and makers

We are a public group interested in tinkering with electronics. You are welcome to join us by signing up for the free newsletter hereWe meet once a month, in the UTC area. Meetings are held in the early evening hours, last about 1.5 hours, are informal, and feature free pizza and drinks (thanks Don).

Areas of interest include:
Raspberry Pi
Open source hardware and software
Embedded programming
Embedded wireless
Startups and business creation

Please subscribe to our mailing list here.

Meetings are at Microsoft Office in UTC (thanks Microsoft!)


Next meeting is 

Tues, Jan 14, 2014

Social/Pizza = 5:30 - 6

Meeting = 6 - 7:30/8


The San Diego Mini Maker Faire 

December 7th, from 10 AM to 6 PM

Bing Crosby Hall, on the Del Mar Fairgrounds

The San Diego Mini Maker Faire is a one-day, family-friendly event that showcases local innovation and creativity. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, the Mini Maker Faire will be an all-ages gathering that features “makers” of technology, arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, and science projects. The Faire is a great place to get involved in a hands-on exhibit, learn something new, or show off something you’ve made.

Exhibits at the Faire include robots, rocket launches, crafts, textiles, quad copters, 3D printers, demonstrations, performances, music, and much, much more. See Russell the Electric Giraffe towering 17 feet above the crowd, watch the Two-Bit Circus perform, cheer on the Frisbee-shooting robots. And you can become a maker too -- build a custom race car, make a marshmallow shooter, learn to solder, and launch your own air rocket!

The San Diego Mini Maker Faire is sponsored by Qualcomm, MakerPlace, the USD School of Engineering, 3D Robotics, and Make magazine.

Embedded Systems Conference

March 31 - April 3, 2014

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

San Jose, CA

In case you missed the Oct Meeting, here is the YouTube:

SDHH Oct 2013 Meeting

  • The group hosts this web site, with an email board for group communications
  • We have monthly meetings, with a social 1/2 premeeting time for pizza, mixing and networking
  • We have a "hacker library" of hardware available for free loaning (see Don), including Atmel dev boards and LCD panel displays
  • If you have a topic of interest, please approach Don and suggest a talk
  • We occasionally send out a newsletter to all interested parties
  • Meetings also occasionally offer free schwagg. One time our favorite Atmel FAE (Rodney) gave away some $500 Atmel dev/proto boards. Don has also made available free O'Reilly e-book codes. And more...