We Love Our Hardware Sponsors


It’s finally here! The weekend we’ve been so busy planning and working toward is finally upon us. It’s been an incredible ride and we couldn’t have done it w/out the support of our hardware sponsors. They’re the ones provided the boards, equipments, and supplies for all our attendees. Below is a list of them in alphabetical orders and a brief description of the company. If you see reps from the sponsors at the event, make sure to give them a big smile or a thank you!

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1Sheeld turns your smartphone into a re-configurable Arduino shield. 1Sheeld consists of two parts: the first part is a shield that is physically connected to your Arduino board and acts as a wireless middle-man, piping data between Arduino and any Android smartphone via Bluetooth. The second part is a software platform and app on Android smartphones that manages the communication between our shield and your smartphone and let your choose between different available shields.

They’ve sent us 2 shields.








Freescale is a leader in embedded processing solutions for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microcontrollers and microprocessors to sensors, analog ICs and connectivity, Freescale’s technologies are fueling the next great wave of innovation.

They’ve sent us 5 Freedom Development Platform FRDM-KL25Z and 5 Freedom Development Platform FRDM-K64F.











Intel is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors.

Minnowboard.org is a community dedicated to the support of Open Hardware utilizing Intel® Atom™ processors. This web site serves as a starting point for the MinnowBoard community. 

The Yocto Project provides open source, high-quality infrastructure and tools to help developers create their own custom Linux distributions for any hardware architecture. The Yocto Project is intended to provide a helpful starting point for embedded Linux developers. Learn more at yoctoproject.org

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MbientLab offers an innovative and powerful service platform called MetaWear that makes it simple to connect devices to Smartphones. Their unique BLE-enabled solution dramatically decreases cost and time to market, empowering manufacturers and developers to manage and quickly scale their connected products and Applications to millions of users.






We’re excited that Octave Systems Inc, a local 3D printer distributor, will be present with several 3D printers.  Expect to see 3 Afinia 480’s, one UP! Mini, one UP! Plus 2 and a few surprise pieces of hardware as well.







Spark makes the Spark Core, a tiny Wi-Fi development board that makes it easy to create internet-connected hardware. The Core is all you need to get started; power it over USB and in minutes you’ll be controlling LEDs, switches and motors and collecting data from sensors over the internet!

They’ve sent us 20 Spark Cores.






For more than 80 years, Texas Instruments has used increasingly complex signal-processing technology – with advances ranging from the incremental to the revolutionary – to literally and repeatedly change the world. Every day, their semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock possibilities for a smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more enjoyable world. Their focus on building a better future is ingrained in everything they do, from responsible semiconductor manufacturing, to employee care and active involvement with the communities they live in.

They’ve sent us 100 TivaC Launchpad EK-TM4C123GXL.