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  • Jonathan Oxer

    Jonathan Oxer

    Jon has been hacking on both hardware and software since he was a little tacker. Most recently he's been focusing more on the Open Hardware side, co-founding Freetronics as a result of organising the first Arduino Miniconf at LCA2010 and designing the Arduino-based payloads that were sent into orbit in 2013 on board satellites ArduSat-X and ArduSat-1. His books include "Ubuntu Hacks" and "Practical Arduino", and he produces the "SuperHouseTV" DIY home automation channel on YouTube.

  • Andy Gelme

    Andy Gelme

    Andy started hacking as a teenager when microprocessors were first available and you had to build your own personal computer. His career has included the spectrum of computing … from consumer electronics products to Cray supercomputers. Various projects have involved building automation, Internet of Things, establishing the Melbourne HackerSpace in 2009 and co-founding LIFX in 2012. Since the start of 2016, Andy has been developing distributed frameworks that combine real-time telemetry and video processing via machine learning (neural networks) for applications such as drones and robotics.


Is there anything more disappointing than getting a new gizmo and plugging it in only to discover it doesn’t work? We really didn’t want you to feel that way, so we tested components individually and again once each completed badge was assembled. Learn how we went about testing hundreds of badges in a time-effective manner, and hear a tale of failures found and quirks uncovered, and what we did to recover. We’ll also give a wrapup for OHMC2021, the future for Swagbadge, our vision for Dagbadge and what we have in mind for the wider community.