You probably remember reading about the wonderful time Tindie had at the New York Maker Faire this September. Hopefully lots of people reading this were able to stop by to see our smiling faces and pick up some promotional items. We’ve been giving away something very special at live event this year.
Like many other exhibits, we were giving away stickers and pamphlets. The Tindie mascot sticker with him holding a welding torch was my favorite. Judging by how many we gave away, it seems I wasn’t the only one that though it was particularly awesome.
In the end though, lots of people have stickers and informational pamphlets. Only Tindie has a badge shaped like a robot-dog with flashing LED eyes. Appropriately, given that Tindie is a marketplace for DIY and semi-DIY electronics, they come as a solder kits. You can see me putting mine together in the video below:
Assembling my badge definitely wasn’t the hardest project I’ve ever done—but it was a quick bit of fun soldering LEDs, battery holder, and the pin into place. On the other hand, the design process that went into getting these into people’s hands wasn’t so straightforward. You can see the work that Brian Benchoff put in to make these a reality on his Hackaday post.
Interestingly, the badge has gone through three revisions, and as seen here, I’ve got the Mark 2 version. None of them are available for sale, but if you run into the Tindie and/or Hackaday crew at an event, we just may have a few (hundred) available as giveaways!