Watch Hardware Studio Live from CES 2018


Kickstarter, Avnet, and Dragon Innovation are bringing Hardware Studio to CES in Las Vegas, January 9-13. 

The massive annual gathering tends to focus on the rollout of shiny new gadgets, but we wanted to do something a little different. We’ll be live streaming conversations with designers, engineers, and makers about how the innovative hardware products that CES celebrates get made, and sharing tips for how to make the manufacturing process less daunting.

The Hardware Studio booth will be a hub of activity. Stop by to see demos of Joto, a robotic drawing boardSisyphus, a meditative kinetic sculpture; and many other Kickstarter-funded inventions. You can also meet with experts from Avnet and Dragon Innovation, who will be holding office hours for hardware startups. Creators can sign up for these one-on-one sessions to ask questions and get advice about factory selection, sourcing, manufacturing, and much more. Sign up for a session here.

Throughout the show, we’ll be hosting live-streamed chats with hardware creators about how they approached manufacturing and brought their projects to life. Read on for the full schedule — and head to to tune in.



Tuesday, January 9 

Times are PST.
10 am — Intro with Kickstarter, Dragon, and Avnet
11 am — PiMax
12 pm — Gnarbox
1 pm — Joto
2 pm — Como Audio
3 pm — Pico Brew
4 pm — BleepBleeps
5 pm — Daily recap with Kickstarter, Dragon, and Avnet

Kano's Pixel Kit
Kano’s Pixel Kit

Wednesday, January 10

Times are PST.
10 am — Kano
11 am — Root
12 pm — Lifebeam
1 pm — Artiphon
2 pm — Jen McCabe
3 pm — Igor Institute
4 pm — Sisyphus
5 pm — Daily recap with Kickstarter, Dragon, and Avnet 


Thursday,  January 11

Times are PST.
9 am — Formlabs
10 am — Autodesk
11am — Glowforge
12 pm — Makeblock 
1 pm — Jabil
2 pm — Embr Wave
3 pm — Nura
4 pm — Bolt
5 pm — Daily recap with Kickstarter, Dragon, and Avnet


Friday, January 12

Times are PST.
10 am — Doppel
11 am — eVscope
12 pm — The Not Impossible Awards
3 pm — CoDrone

CES takes place January 9–13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can visit Kickstarter and Hardware Studio at Booth 50211 in Eureka Park, on the lower level at the Sands, just inside the main entrance. 


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