Electronics West 2015: Ben Heck to Look Back at the Apple-1 and What it can Teach Today's Design Engineer

Hacker and Host of element 14's "The Ben Heck Show" to Speak at America's Largest Manufacturing Event, February 10-12 in Anaheim, CA

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  For many engineers, the Apple-1 symbolizes the beginning of their careers. Now, almost 40 years after the Apple-1 debuted, Ben Heck, hacker-extraordinaire and host of element 14's "The Ben Heck Show," will demonstrate how he built his very own Apple-1 replica in a presentation at the upcoming Electronics West exhibition, part of the 2015 Anaheim design and manufacturing event. This exciting and informative event for electronics and design professionals of any generation is free for all registered attendees and will take place live on the Center Stage Tuesday, February 10 from 12:00 - 12:45 pm. For more information on this event and to register, please visit electronicswest.designnews.com.

Ben Heck, Hacker and Host of element 14's "The Ben Heck Show" to Speak at America's Largest Manufacturing Event, February 10-12 in Anaheim, CA

"I have been a fan of 8-bit computers from the beginning, and the Apple-1 replica is a project that fans of the show have been requesting for ages," Heck said. "I'm excited to bring it to MD&M West and give the audience a look inside a classic build that's still influencing the Maker Movement today."

Golden Mousetraps Awards
Ben Heck will also host the Golden Mousetraps Awards Tuesday evening, recognizing innovation in the development of new products in electronics, automation, materials, and design tools. Design News will announce winners in 16 tech categories, in addition to the Rising Engineering Star, and Gadget Freak of the Year, as well as present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Babak Parviz, VP, AMAZON, and more. Tickets are free, but donations benefit the FIRST program, providing youth programs and scholarships in science and technology. RSVP for the Golden Mousetraps Awards as part of your Electronics West registration.

America's Largest Manufacturing Show
The "How to Build an Apple-1 Replica Computer" presentation is just one of the thought-provoking educational opportunities at this year's Anaheim event. Electronics West is co-located with 7 other design and manufacturing shows, including: Medical Design & Manufacturing West ( MD&M West), WestPack, ATX West, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, PLASTEC West, AeroCon, and Quality Expo.

Register today to take advantage of these unique educational opportunities. The Electronics West exhibition and conference will take place February 10-12, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. For more detailed information and to register for Electronics West, visit electronicswest.designnews.com.

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Electronics West is co-located with 7 other design and manufacturing shows, including: Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West), WestPack, ATX West, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, PLASTEC West, AeroCon, and Quality Expo, February 10-12, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center

 

Hosted by UBM, Electronics West is co-located with 7 other design and manufacturing shows, including: Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West), WestPack, ATX West, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, PLASTEC West, AeroCon, and Quality Expo, February 10-12 in Anaheim, CA

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