The Teardown Sessions

Conversations with people who make open source hardware

Streamed Live!

Every Friday at Noon Pacific
check for schedule changes below

The Teardown Sessions often highlights specific items available on Crowd Supply.

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Welcome to the Teardown Sessions

The Teardown Sessions are a series of livestreamed interviews and hands-on learning sessions with Crowd Supply creators, staff, and special guests.

We go live on YouTube every Friday at noon Pacific. Join us live to ask questions and get the chance to win a box of mystery hardware and cool swag.

Find all our past Teardown Sessions linked in the updates above or on our YouTube playlist.

Upcoming guests on the Teardown Sessions

Date and time (Pacific)Guest
Friday November 12th at noonJoey Castillo, creator of Sensor Watch, live from Cyber City Circuits
Friday November 19th at noonJoe Fitz from SecuringHardware, creator of Tigard
Friday 10th December at noonDarian Johnson, creator of Newt
December 2021, TBAbunnie and xobs, creators of Precursor and Novena

Watch the latest episodes of the Teardown Sessions

Episode 10

In episode 10 of the Teardown Sessions, Crowd Supply’s Helen Leigh sits down with Ben Hencke, LED wizard and creator of the much beloved LED controller, PixelBlaze. Pixelblaze is a Wi-Fi-enabled, live-codable LED controller with a web-based development environment. Ben and Helen discuss wide-ranging topics, from manufacturing and design to live-coding with the Pixelblaze IDE.

You’ll also be treated to a gallery of compelling, weird, beautiful, and definitely shiny LED projects along with an equally dazzling display of live-coding. If blinkenlights are your jam, this is the Teardown Session for you!

Episode 9

In episode 9 of the Teardown Sessions, Crowd Supply’s Helen Leigh chats with Straithe, open source technical community manager at Great Scott Gadgets. Straithe shares her knowledge about technical documentation, managing pull requests, social media engagement, and building community in open hardware.

Find more of our past Teardown Sessions linked in the updates or on our YouTube playlist.

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In the Press

Sold and shipped by Crowd Supply.

Pixelblaze V3 Standard

From the Pixelblaze V3 project.

As featured in Teardown Session 10: LED blinkenlights wizard Ben Hencke talks Pixelblaze

The Pixelblaze V3 Standard comes with a solderable pin header and screw terminal

$35 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide


From the LUNA project.

As featured in Teardown Session 9: community building with Straithe from Great Scott Gadgets

A LUNA board in a beautiful, robust, CNC-milled, anodized-aluminum enclosure

$199 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

Piunora Pro

From the Piunora project.

As featured in Teardown Session 7: product design and CE certification with Timonsku

A compact, feature-rich CM4 carrier board

$39 $8 US Shipping / $18 Worldwide

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