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Shocks, Fraud, and Hackaday's Greatest Meetup on Earth

By Mike Szczys

For me, high voltage is using 5V instead of 3V3 in my projects. But for many readers, keeping our lights on and equipment running is their daily ritual. Knowing what you're doing is paramount, and Jenny List got the conversation going with an overview of workspace and tools for high voltage jobs. The comments thread on this one is gold as experience from all over the map is shared. Even better, she has a followup to this post coming next week.

On the news front, Brian Benchoff jumped on a Kickstarter campaign update video as soon as it was released. Peachy Printer announced that the co-founder and first investor for the company had stolen the majority of the $500k+ funds raised in their campaign. The video is cringe-worthy and shares the tidbit that this theft happened 18 months ago and they've kept it quiet while trying to right the ship.

Maker Faire calls itself The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. I figure it's fair to call the Hackaday Bay Area Makerfaire Meetup The Greatest Meetup on Earth. That link will take you to the RSVP page for this year's meetup on Saturday 5/21, our third and largest yet!

It takes place a O'Neil's Irish Pub in San Mateo, is free to all, and if you RSVP we'll even buy your first beer. Take a load off and relax with the Hackaday crew and a packed house of awesome Hackers, Designs, Engineers, and yes, Makers too.


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