What’s the coolest thing happening in the Bay Area these days? What about the movies? Avengers: Endgame is SO two weeks ago! Pokémon Detective Pikachu? I guess so.
What about the NHL and NBA playoffs? Folks in Oakland are fretting about Kevin Durant’s calf. The San Jose crowd definitely hopes Joe Thorton, Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns and the rest of the team finally hoist the Stanley Cup.
Aside from that, Maker Faire Bay Area is coming to the San Mateo Event Center from May 17-19, 2019 . This annual event is billed as Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. It also combines part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new .
Samtec Supports “Makers”
As it sounds, Makers make “stuff”. Their “stuff” may need electronic connectors. How do Makers ease connector selection in their projects?
Samtec removes the guesswork in connector selection for Makers. Samtec’s three Expansion Connector Accessory Kits for Makers are targeted at the most popular open-source electronics platforms used by Makers today.
These new kits allow continued growth and stacking of the most popular electronics platforms using standard 0.100” (2.54 mm) centerline IDC cables, sockets, and headers.
FPGA Open Source Video-over-Gigabit Ethernet
One popular technology many appreciate is video. Video-chatting via smart phones and tables is second nature. However, embedding video capabilities in “maker”-style projects can be a challenge.
Samtec has partnered with Mind Chasers to “make” an easy-to-use FPGA open source video-over-GigE platform. Mind Chasers is a technology and engineering services firm focused on data networking. They quickly and easily develop embedded system applications.
Darsena supports open source hardware shields. A good example is an SMA shield for video expansion. Other shields are under development.
Samtec Maker Faire Bay Area 2019
So, bring out the family to Maker Faire Bay Area. It’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from crafters and homesteaders to scientists and garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow the community.
Technical experts and product specialists from Samtec will be at Maker Faire Bay. Samtec will highlight the Video-over-Ethernet demo and their Expansion Connector Accessory Kits for Makers in Zone 2 Booth 2413 Expo East.