Intro to the Austin Hardware
Community
Sam Spetalnick
@IAmSamATX
The Maker Movement
Blurring Lines
Blurred Lines
Open Access
Major Brands
Austin Community
Connected Devices
• iControl
• ihiji
• iConnect
• Atlas Wearables
• Nuve
• Allure Energy
• Life Assist
• Plum (formerly
Ub...
Hardware Design Companies
Annual Events
May 3rd
Travis County Expo Center
@ATXMakerFaire
Annual Events
October
TechShop
@RRMakerFaire
Annual Events
Hardware Startup Weekend
June 13th-15th
TechShop
Annual Events
March
@CreateATX
Monthly Events & Meetups
• Hardware Startup Meetup – @atxhw
– Capital Factory
• Dorkbot – @dorkbotatx
– The North Door & T...
Coworking & Makerspaces
Kristen von Minden and Eve Trester-Wilson
@MAKEatx
Martin Bogomolni and Michelle Elbert
@AustinHackSpace
Brooke Davis
@TechShopAustin
Democratizing
Access to
The Tools of
Innovation
Crowdfunding
More Austin Hardware Companies
• Pixy
• wigwag
• Briggo
• RoboReel
• Welcome
• Flow Gardens
• Lynx Laboratories
• Sapphire...
&
UT
• Dr. Steven Nichols
Major Companies with “Maker” and
Hardware Interests
• Dell
• Intel
• National Instruments
• Silicon Labs
• Samsung
• AMD
•...
Key People
• Phil Wheat
• Jim Clardy
• Bartley Gillan
• Russell Stanphill
• Kami Wilt
• Katie Kizziar
• Laura Smith
• Aaro...
embrace
Start Making
Intro to the Austin Hardware Scene
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Intro to the Austin Hardware Scene
Intro to the Austin Hardware Scene
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This slideshow accompanied a talk at Capital Factory that discussed the hardware scene and maker movement in Austin, Texas. The talk was delivered by Sam Spetalnick, former Account Manager at TechShop Austin and was hosted at Capital Factory on April 21st, 2014.

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Intro to the Austin Hardware Scene

  1. 1. Intro to the Austin Hardware Community Sam Spetalnick @IAmSamATX
  2. 2. The Maker Movement
  3. 3. Blurring Lines
  4. 4. Blurred Lines Open Access Major Brands
  5. 5. Austin Community
  6. 6. Connected Devices • iControl • ihiji • iConnect • Atlas Wearables • Nuve • Allure Energy • Life Assist • Plum (formerly Ube)
  7. 7. Hardware Design Companies
  8. 8. Annual Events May 3rd Travis County Expo Center @ATXMakerFaire
  9. 9. Annual Events October TechShop @RRMakerFaire
  10. 10. Annual Events Hardware Startup Weekend June 13th-15th TechShop
  11. 11. Annual Events March @CreateATX
  12. 12. Monthly Events & Meetups • Hardware Startup Meetup – @atxhw – Capital Factory • Dorkbot – @dorkbotatx – The North Door & The Thinkery • TechBreakfast – @TechBreakfast – Capital Factory • The Robot Group – Various
  13. 13. Coworking & Makerspaces
  14. 14. Kristen von Minden and Eve Trester-Wilson @MAKEatx
  15. 15. Martin Bogomolni and Michelle Elbert @AustinHackSpace
  16. 16. Brooke Davis
  17. 17. @TechShopAustin
  18. 18. Democratizing Access to The Tools of Innovation
  19. 19. Crowdfunding
  20. 20. More Austin Hardware Companies • Pixy • wigwag • Briggo • RoboReel • Welcome • Flow Gardens • Lynx Laboratories • Sapphire • Kenguru • Pecan Street Research
  21. 21. &
  22. 22. UT • Dr. Steven Nichols
  23. 23. Major Companies with “Maker” and Hardware Interests • Dell • Intel • National Instruments • Silicon Labs • Samsung • AMD • Google • Freescale • 3M • TI
  24. 24. Key People • Phil Wheat • Jim Clardy • Bartley Gillan • Russell Stanphill • Kami Wilt • Katie Kizziar • Laura Smith • Aaron Haley • Richard Knight • Jean Anne Booth • Casey Janowski • Robert Thomas • Samantha Fechtel • Dustin Younse
  25. 25. embrace
  26. 26. Start Making

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