You may remember Al's reaction to one of the other products being shown on Tindie when we were looking at Ken's pick on Podcast 475. The Hack a Day Superconference badge is an impressive peice of hardware and people did some pretty impressive things with it, once they got their hands on it. However, that is not the entire story as Hack a Day have shared the trials and tribulations of sourcing the components, building the badges and shipping them off to participants before the Superconference began. If you are curious about how this process would work, or are considering creating some hardware which you eventually intend to sell or distribute, you should read through the process and see what they learned and if you can apply it to your own projects.
"Already we’ve gone over the gory details of what this badge does, and now it’s time to talk about the perils of building large numbers of an electronic conference badge. This is the hardware demoscene, artisanal manufacturing, badgelife, and an exploration of exactly how far you can push a development schedule to get these badges out the door and into the hands of eager badge hackers and con attendees."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Microsoft forced to pay €30k fine for refusing to hand over Skype data @ The Inquirer
- Phone Companies Get New Tools To Block Spam Calls @ Slashdot
- Visual 3D Print Finishing Guide @ Hack a Day
- Remember CompuServe forums? They're still around! Also they're about to die @ The Register
- Amazon Key Flaw Could Let Rogue Deliverymen Disable Your Camera @ Wired
- The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox? @ The Register
- EE and Huawei's 5G network trial delivers 2.8Gbps download speeds @ The Inquirer
- Amazon, Google inject Bluetooth vuln vaccines into Echo, Home AI pals @ The Register
- The Data Storage WorldWide Giveaway With Seagate & NikKTech @ NikKTech