You may recall a Tindie and Hackaday Bring-a-Hack event last year, graciously hosted by the Tog Hackerspace in Dublin, Ireland. This year, the hackerspace opened its doors once again as part of Startup Week!
The event took place at the Tog Hackerspace on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 as part of the many events happening in the area. More than a few of the panelists should be familiar faces to the Tindie community, so let’s take a look!
Tindarians at Tog Hackerspace’s Startup Week Event
Of the five panelists, three of the speakers were indeed store owners on Tindie, making them uniquely equipped to talk about their journey to becoming an online entrepreneur of maker-focused curiosities.
Brian is a software development and hardware tinkering hobbyist who makes videos on ESP8266/ESP32 over at his YouTube channel.
Over on his Tindie store, you’ll find myriad shields, stands, and badges to satisfy your maker curiosity.
Robert is a member of the Tog Hackerspace who designs and makes everything from electronic devices to fashion and wearables.
His Tindie store features the “I Can Solder Badge” that we’ve written about before, along with some fun soldering kits that turn a bunch of LEDs into recognizable pieces of art by the time they’re finished.
Our last Tindarian is also based in Dublin and creates a wide range of infrared modules for both pros and hobbyists. They are best known for AnalysIR: a leading application for analyzing and reverse engineering IR signals.
You can find examples of their infrared modules on sale over at their Tindie store.
The other speakers on the panel included the COO of an IoT startup, and the current CEO of Tog Hackerspace, Jeffrey Roe. While the talk wasn’t recorded, Jeffrey had great things to say about the event:
“The event went great. I could not get them to stop talking about things. After 75 minutes, I had to call a halt. They chatted to makers afterwards for another hour in smaller groups. All-in-all, a great topic and people seemed to like it.”
If there’s one thing I know about makers, it’s that we have a lot to say. Ask about our projects, but be prepared to say for a while and listen. In my personal experience, it’s always time well spent.