Friday Hacks #237, March 10: Customisable Laptops and Hardware Startups
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Date/Time: Friday, March 10 at 7:00pm SGT
Venue: Level 1 Seminar Rooms 777 and 787 @ i3 Building
Register for Food: NUSync Food Sign-up Link
Food 🍕 will be served!
If you are unable to come join us physically, you are welcome to join us online!
1) Coreboot, Intel, and Custom Laptops
Ever wondered how a custom laptop is built? Wanted to DIY your own hardware, and get rid of clunky firmware? Enter Coreboot.
Coreboot is an open-source firmware replacement which end-users can install on their computers. It allows users to fix exploits and improve hardware compatibility.
Xue Yao is a final year NUS EE student. He builds custom laptops when he is not swamped with school work.
2) The Hard Things about Hardware
In this talk, Ajinkya will talk about challenges with building hardware startups, and case studies of how people hacked the hardware iteration loop.
Ajinkya is a roboticist by training and has worked on a wide array of projects, from a moon rover to exoskeletons.
In 2022, he co-founded Seamless XR, a NUS GRIP- funded startup that focuses on making interactions with virtual environments physically immersive.
The HANGAR by NUS Enterprise — the campus hub for entrepreneurs.