Notacon 8 will feature, for the first time, a hardware badge. Designed by Seth Hardy, they signify
- Arduino compatible (with FTDI cable)
- Six PWM LEDs
- Capacitive sensor that also double as a place to write your name
- built-in prototyping area
- Powered by 2 CR2032 batteries, with an option of extra 4AA of 9V battery pack
- Optional alcohol gas sensor
That’s not all, though. Numerous other surprises await you! We encourage you to bring your own components and parts to experiment and play with.
Everyone who purchased a Premium registration will get a parts kit including the ATMEGA328P-PU processor. We will have extra parts kits available for a fee of $20. 9V and 4AA power extension kits will be available as well for a nominal fee, as well as spare FTDI cables. A portion of the profits from these kits will be given directly to Cleveland’s hackerspace, Makers’ Alliance.
Speaking of them, there will be a huge hardware and badge hacking this area sponsored by the Makers’ Alliance the will have available the soldering supplies, tools and expertise necessary to put the badge together. Thus, if you’re new to soldering and building electronics, worry not! You will be in good hands! For those that want to purchase their own starter soldering tool kits, they will be available again for a nominal, a portion of which will be kicked back to Makers’ Alliance.