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Get Hands-On at Supercon: Workshop Tickets Now Available

Build one thing cool and select up new talents from the workshops on the Superconference. But make a decision at the moment, workshops will promote out and tickets to the convention itself are just about long past.

You will have to have a Superconference price ticket to be able to acquire a workshop price ticket; purchase one at the moment in the event you haven’t already. We suppose that is “The Year of the FPGA” and we are hoping you do too — the badge is according to an FPGA working a RISC-V core and the use of Open Source gear. Try your hand at FPGA for the primary time, hone your talents within the complex route, or design synthesizer circuits the use of all of the ones gates in workshops the use of the badge itself.

But in fact it’s no longer all in regards to the badge. Jump into quantum computing, discover ways to use dwelling hinges for your 3-D published designs, sharpen your low-level C, and sit down down on the Scanning Electron Microscope. You can brush up on capacitive contact design, know about rolling-your-own USB units, Mod in combination a malicious {hardware} implant, and get your initiatives attached to the cloud.

Space in those workshops is restricted so remember to enroll sooner than all of the seats are taken. The base worth for workshops is $15 (principally a “pores and skin within the sport” worth to inspire those that check in to turn up). Any tickets priced above that base is supposed to hide the fabric expense of the workshop. Here’s what we’ve got deliberate:

Introduction to FPGA Hacking at the Supercon Badge

Piotr Esden-Tempski, Sylvain Munaut, Mike Walters, Sophi Kravitz

In this fundamental FPGA badge workshop you’re going to get a handy guide a rough advent on learn how to upload and program new digital {hardware} for your Supercon badge. While a microcontroller all the time has a hard and fast set of {hardware}, the badge has an FPGA that may be reprogrammed and the RISC-V microcontroller within the FPGA will also be modified. In this workshop you’re going to discover ways to synthesize an present IP core for your RISC-V core at the badge and learn how to use that new added {hardware}.

(To come with as many of us as imaginable, this workshop can be held in a least four similar periods, please make a choice one.)

Introduction to Quantum Computing

Kitty Yeung

You’ll be told the elemental physics and math ideas had to get began with quantum computing. There can be coding so please deliver your computer systems. Instructions on putting in Quantum Development Kit can be supplied previous to the workshop.

USB Reverse Engineering: Ultra-Low-Cost Edition

Kate Temkin & Mikaela Szekely

Interested in studying extra in regards to the interior workings of USB? In this workshop we’ll quilt probably the most fundamental, low-level main points of USB, then move into element on how you’ll have interaction with (and create!) USB units as a hobbyist, engineer, or hacker.

SEM Scan Electron Microscope

Adam McCombs

Come get hands-on with an Electron Microscope! In this workshop you’re going to get a possibility to get on console on a JEOL JSM-840 Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) able to resolving 5nm main points. We’ll quilt all facets of working an SEM, be that setup and alignment, pattern preparation, or imaging.

Logic Noise: Build Silly Synths within the FPGA Fabric of the Supercon Badge

Elliot Williams

Most FPGA programming categories get started off with the fundamentals of common sense circuits and the way they’re applied in an FPGA, after which leap 30 years into the prevailing the place FPGA design is composed of downloading any person else’s IP and ironing out the timing insects. But no longer this one! We’re going to stick absolutely caught prior to now: taking part in round with the combinatorial common sense chances within the Superconference badge’s FPGA cloth to make glitchy musical tools. If you adopted’s Logic Noise sequence, you know the way to make loopy noisemakers through abusing silicon on breadboards. In this workshop, we’ll be coding up the silicon and the breadboard. Whoah.

Prototyping Malicious Hardware at the Cheap

Joe FitzPatrick

Alleged multi-million-dollar {hardware} assaults may catch headlines, however what are we able to DIY with restricted time and finances? We’ll have all of the gear you want to prototype, construct, and check each the {hardware} and device of a customized malicious {hardware} implant.

Advanced FPGA Hacking at the Supercon Badge

Piotr Esden-Tempski

In this complex FPGA badge workshop you’re going to discover ways to expand your personal easy FPGA IP core. You already understand how to program microcontrollers and the way memory-mapped IO works, however you need to head past that and expand your personal {hardware}? This elegance is an advent on learn how to write, synthesize and upload new {hardware} outer edge for your Supercon badge.

Flexure Lecture: designing springy and bi-stable mechanisms

Amy Qian

Flexures are used throughout us to offer easy spring drive, constrain degrees-of-freedom of movement, make pleasurable clicky sounds, and a lot more. In this workshop, you’ll know about fundamental flexure design, see a lot of examples of the way you may use them for your long run initiatives, and bring together your very personal laser-cut gripper mechanism.

Microcontrollers the Hard Way: Blink Like a Pro

Shawn Hymel (subsidized through Digi-Key)

Registers, timers, and interrupts, oh my! Get the ones semicolon-punching arms in a position, as a result of we’re writing some C. Arduino, MicroPython, CircuitPython, and MakeCode were often making microcontrollers more uncomplicated to make use of and extra out there for quite a few years. While ease-of-use is fortunately making embedded programs to be had to someone, it implies that writing optimized code nonetheless stays rather of a thriller, buried underneath layers of abstraction. In this workshop, we’ll write a easy fading LED program the use of registers, timers, and interrupts in an AVR ATtiny microcontroller. This workshop will will let you perceive probably the most low-level, interior workings of microcontrollers and begin to write area environment friendly and computationally fast code.

DK IoT Studio Using the ST NUCLEO-L476RG Sensor Demo

Robert Nelson (subsidized through Digi-Key)

This workshop is ready growing an end-to-end answer, from sensor to the cloud. Learn about all of the other components concerned within the design, from the sensor, to the processor, to connectivity, cloud garage, and information visualization. Participants will discover ways to expand an IoT application the use of the ST NUCLEO-L476RG Development Board. Learn to make use of Digi-Key IoT Studio design setting to glue simply to the cloud and visualize your knowledge in actual time. The new software has a graphical consumer interface that permits for simple drag-and-drop capability. Participants will be capable of ship knowledge to the cloud via the improvement setting and visualize the knowledge.

From Outdated to Outstanding: Easily Add a Touchpad to Your Next Design

TBD (subsidized through Microchip)

What if it’s essential simply make your design extra complex, and let’s face it, cooler? You can, and we will display you the way through changing your old-school pushbuttons with capacitive contact buttons or touchpad! In this workshop, we will be able to observe learn how to use Microchip’s graphic code generator to supply the code for a easy water-tolerant touchpad. The capacitive contact sensing professional from Microchip may also introduce some guidelines and tips of learn how to lay out a marginally button. Come and in finding out the whole thing you want to learn about including a marginally button for your subsequent design!


Superconference workshops generally tend to promote out extraordinarily temporarily. Don’t wait to get your price ticket.