Do you love high-tech lasers? Do you think the only thing better is beer? Then you should probably head to Hack Night tonight, sponsored by the Homebrew Technology Club of Bend (previously known as Hack Night Bend).

Tonight’s meetup of software developers, engineers, designers, hackers and anyone else who gets a kick out of technology will hear a presentation from Bend-based PulsedLight, an optical sensor company.

From the group’s site:

Pulsed Light … will be presenting their new open source Chrome App-based dashboard for their LIDAR-Lite distance sensor. The dashboard exposes all of the essential features of the sensor plus its exciting “under-the-hood” capabilities in a powerful plug and play design.

LIDAR-Life is a powerful, scalable and economical laser based measurement solution supporting a wide variety of applications (drones, general robotics, industrial sensing and many others) – measuring distance, velocity and signal strength of cooperative and noncooperative targets at distances from zero to more than 40 meters.

Learn more about the event and RSVP here. The meetup goes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Smartwaiver offices at 626 NW Arizona Ave. Suite 7. It’s free. Go! Meet people! Get out of your sweatpants! Have fun! 


Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at or

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