Maine Hacker Club

Getting nerdy at biweekly meetings in Bangor
After consulting his trusty decibel meter, Professor Justin says “SHHH”

After consulting his trusty decibel meter, Professor Justin says “SHHH”

40+ Registered members!

It’s been a long slow climb to 40+ registered members on Meetup, but here we are, thanks to all you dedicated nerds that make our meetups great.  Thank you!

Ever seen the inside of a 9V battery?

Ever seen the inside of a 9V battery?

This guy will tell you all about batteries.

This guy will tell you all about batteries.

Check out the nerd joy on @zacheryschiller

Check out the nerd joy on @zacheryschiller

Join us for some hardware hacking.

Join us for some hardware hacking.

The Arduinos Have Arrived!

Our club is getting serious about hardware hacking.  I’m psyched for tonight’s meeting @ 6pm at BAM in Bangor.  Our hackers have procured at least 3 more ardunios, and even a launchpad from Texas Instruments.  We should have a log of some hacking in the physical world quite soon! 

Personally speaking, the best part about this group is that we can support each other with our diverse backgrounds and skills.  Hardware hacking is something that I never would have taken on myself, but with the help of my fellow hackers, I’m able to tackle it.

At our last meeting, Neil showed us the radio in an altoids tin he built for morse code. Srsly 1337 skills.

At our last meeting, Neil showed us the radio in an altoids tin he built for morse code. Srsly 1337 skills.

Denis takes us through a “Electrical Circuits 101” to educate the ignorant among us (me) on the basics of volts & current as it applies to working with arduino and peripherals.

Denis takes us through a “Electrical Circuits 101” to educate the ignorant among us (me) on the basics of volts & current as it applies to working with arduino and peripherals.