<div dir="ltr"><p style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Hi Folks,</span></p>

<p style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Iíve
started a hardware meetup group for people interested in any or all of the
following:† Electronics, Open Hardware, Hardware startups, Internet of
Things, Wireless and related hacks, FPGA, Embedded systems, Microcontrollers, Platforms
such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino, etc.† Iím planning on organizing the
first meeting some time during the last week of May or first week of
June.† †</span></p>

<p style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">You
can join the group here:†</span><span class=""><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">†</span></span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><a href="http://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Hardware-Meetup-Group/" target="_blank">http://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Hardware-Meetup-Group/</a>.</span></p>


<p style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">A
little bit of background:† I work at a hardware startup called ThinkRF
where we build and sell wireless receivers.† Iím interested in connecting
with other hardware hackers, makers, enthusiasts and professionals. †Since
I couldnít find a meetup group in Ottawa with a focus on electronic hardware, I
thought I might start one myself.†</span></p>

<p style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Hope
to see you at our first meetup.</span></p>

<p style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">Nikhil</span></p>

<p style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/nikhiladnani">http://www.linkedin.com/in/nikhiladnani</a></span></p></div>