The SIKIO (SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for the IOIO Board)

About two years ago, Nate (SparkFun’s CEO) asked me if I thought it would be possible to interface the IOIO board with Processing. The IOIO is a great microcontroller that allow really easy ways to talk to hardware through an

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The SIKIO (SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for the IOIO Board)

About two years ago, Nate (SparkFun’s CEO) asked me if I thought it would be possible to interface the IOIO board with Processing. The IOIO is a great microcontroller that allow really easy ways to talk to hardware through an

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PopCAD (version 2)

In the second version of the PopCAD, we replaced the copper tape with conductive fabric tape, which can be laser cut. We carefully etched out a circuit on paper, cutting through the tape and not the paper underneath to make

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PopCAD (version 2)

In the second version of the PopCAD, we replaced the copper tape with conductive fabric tape, which can be laser cut. We carefully etched out a circuit on paper, cutting through the tape and not the paper underneath to make

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PopCAD (version 1)

PopCAD (version 1) is a paper-based 3D-input device for beginner-level 3D modeling. It connects to a piece of software to display different shapes in real-time based on the actions of the user turning on or off different lights. The lights

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PopCAD (version 1)

PopCAD (version 1) is a paper-based 3D-input device for beginner-level 3D modeling. It connects to a piece of software to display different shapes in real-time based on the actions of the user turning on or off different lights. The lights

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The Home Stretch

Last Wednesday, April 9th, I successfully defended my dissertation, entitled “Embodied Fabrication: Body-Centric Devices for Novice Designers”. Yay! Which means I will be updating this website again now that I have a bit more free time on my hands. I’ve

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The Home Stretch

Last Wednesday, April 9th, I successfully defended my dissertation, entitled “Embodied Fabrication: Body-Centric Devices for Novice Designers”. Yay! Which means I will be updating this website again now that I have a bit more free time on my hands. I’ve

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Fabric Hacker Patch (with DIY.org)

SparkFun (with myself as the circuit designer) recently teamed up with DIY.org, a web community that encourages kids to gain skills in all sort of areas – from astronomy to camping to hardware hacking – to bring a new skill to

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Fabric Hacker Patch (with DIY.org)

SparkFun (with myself as the circuit designer) recently teamed up with DIY.org, a web community that encourages kids to gain skills in all sort of areas – from astronomy to camping to hardware hacking – to bring a new skill to

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On the passing of Red Burns

I’m unsure of where to begin. I have many memories of Red, from when I was a young child running around ITP back when it was half the size, the Polaroids were non-digitized, and there was an actual library on

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On the passing of Red Burns

I’m unsure of where to begin. I have many memories of Red, from when I was a young child running around ITP back when it was half the size, the Polaroids were non-digitized, and there was an actual library on

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SnapCAD

SnapCAD is an extension of the ideas that started with the UCube – a tangible interface to aid beginners in modeling and designing for 3D digital fabrication tools (like 3D printers). SnapCAD is essentially an interactive volumetric display – the

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SnapCAD

SnapCAD is an extension of the ideas that started with the UCube – a tangible interface to aid beginners in modeling and designing for 3D digital fabrication tools (like 3D printers). SnapCAD is essentially an interactive volumetric display – the

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MAKERBridge Broadcast: Physical Computing and Making

I was invited to be part of a broadcast Google Plus hangout hosted by MAKERBridge on the subjects of physical computing and making. It’s a nice hour-long discussion with Julian Sefton-Green, Kylie Peppler, Dave Mee, Christian McKay, DK Arvind, and

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MAKERBridge Broadcast: Physical Computing and Making

I was invited to be part of a broadcast Google Plus hangout hosted by MAKERBridge on the subjects of physical computing and making. It’s a nice hour-long discussion with Julian Sefton-Green, Kylie Peppler, Dave Mee, Christian McKay, DK Arvind, and

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In case you missed today’s broadcast from the Institute of Play…

Here’s the link to the archived version of the panel discussion I participated in this morning (along with awesome people like Don Miller, Kylie Peppler, Syed Salahuddin, and Toni Pizza), covering how to engage kids in learning through DIY and

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In case you missed today’s broadcast from the Institute of Play…

Here’s the link to the archived version of the panel discussion I participated in this morning (along with awesome people like Don Miller, Kylie Peppler, Syed Salahuddin, and Toni Pizza), covering how to engage kids in learning through DIY and

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I’ll be live on the interwebs this Wednesday!

I’ve been invited by the Institute of Play in NYC to be on a live-over-the-internet panel discussion of why DIY tinkering and physical computing is important for children: “Join Playtime Online Wednesday, March 6 from 12–1PM EST to learn about

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I’ll be live on the interwebs this Wednesday!

I’ve been invited by the Institute of Play in NYC to be on a live-over-the-internet panel discussion of why DIY tinkering and physical computing is important for children: “Join Playtime Online Wednesday, March 6 from 12–1PM EST to learn about

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Video from Invited Talk at Georgia Tech

If, for some reason, you want to watch me talk for an hour, here’s a link to the lecture I gave at Georgia Tech as part of the Nokia Invited Lecture Series on Mobile and Future Technologies. And while I’m

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Video from Invited Talk at Georgia Tech

If, for some reason, you want to watch me talk for an hour, here’s a link to the lecture I gave at Georgia Tech as part of the Nokia Invited Lecture Series on Mobile and Future Technologies. And while I’m

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UCube at the Denver Art Museum

A while back (July 2012), the Craft Technology Lab, including myself, presented work at the Denver Art Museum as part of Untitled #49: Ideate, one in a series of events hosted by the museum. It was a blast getting to see

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UCube at the Denver Art Museum

A while back (July 2012), the Craft Technology Lab, including myself, presented work at the Denver Art Museum as part of Untitled #49: Ideate, one in a series of events hosted by the museum. It was a blast getting to see

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Evaluating Accessibility in Fabrication Tools for Children | DIYAbility

My colleagues John Schimmel (of DIYAbility and NYU’s ITP), Jaymes Dec (of Marymount School, formerly of GreenFab), and I are putting on a workshop as part of the ACM SIGCHI Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC), which will be in

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Evaluating Accessibility in Fabrication Tools for Children | DIYAbility

My colleagues John Schimmel (of DIYAbility and NYU’s ITP), Jaymes Dec (of Marymount School, formerly of GreenFab), and I are putting on a workshop as part of the ACM SIGCHI Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC), which will be in

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Inventory · GitHub

After several years and many requests, I have finally put up the code for the Equipment Inventory System I wrote for Eyebeam back in 2007 or so.  I cleaned it up a *little* – mostly to remove all identifying info

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Inventory · GitHub

After several years and many requests, I have finally put up the code for the Equipment Inventory System I wrote for Eyebeam back in 2007 or so.  I cleaned it up a *little* – mostly to remove all identifying info

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iPad/Arduino Pong

  This is a Pong application for the iPad that allows has the capability of switching between a normal, touch-based interaction and an Arduino, sensor based interaction.  The Arduino mode requires an Arduino (obviously), as well as the RedPark Serial

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iPad/Arduino Pong

  This is a Pong application for the iPad that allows has the capability of switching between a normal, touch-based interaction and an Arduino, sensor based interaction.  The Arduino mode requires an Arduino (obviously), as well as the RedPark Serial

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Autoponics mentioned in PopSci!

Recently found this little article in PopSci mentioning the Autoponics project I worked on last semester at CU, as part of an Advanced Robotics Seminar.  Neat! NASA Habitat Competition Looks For Bioregenerative Space Greenhouses | Popular Science.

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Autoponics mentioned in PopSci!

Recently found this little article in PopSci mentioning the Autoponics project I worked on last semester at CU, as part of an Advanced Robotics Seminar.  Neat! NASA Habitat Competition Looks For Bioregenerative Space Greenhouses | Popular Science.

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Eyebeam Art + Technology Center on Kickstarter

My former colleagues at Eyebeam Art and Technology center in NYC have a Kickstarter campaign going, aimed at ‘Expanding Eyebeams Public Presence in Chelsea’ through the construction a new public bookstore / entrance / coffeeshop / presentation space.  Eyebeam has

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Eyebeam Art + Technology Center on Kickstarter

My former colleagues at Eyebeam Art and Technology center in NYC have a Kickstarter campaign going, aimed at ‘Expanding Eyebeams Public Presence in Chelsea’ through the construction a new public bookstore / entrance / coffeeshop / presentation space.  Eyebeam has

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3d-printed Business Card Holder

After my new fancy business cards were done, I soon realized that I needed a business card holder to put them in.  I’ve been using a rubber band and it just hasn’t been doing the trick well enough. I thought

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3d-printed Business Card Holder

After my new fancy business cards were done, I soon realized that I needed a business card holder to put them in.  I’ve been using a rubber band and it just hasn’t been doing the trick well enough. I thought

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New Business Cards!

I decided to make use of the laser cutter in the lab to design some new business cards – I love the way the wood veneer reacts when etched with the laser cutter.  It seems that the Craft Tech Lab

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New Business Cards!

I decided to make use of the laser cutter in the lab to design some new business cards – I love the way the wood veneer reacts when etched with the laser cutter.  It seems that the Craft Tech Lab

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Autoponics

Autoponics is a project I worked on as part of the Advanced Robotics Seminar at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  The rest of the team was Daniel Zukowski, Todd Bernhard, Brian Carlsen, and Anuraag Chintalapally.  Essentially we were building the

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Autoponics

Autoponics is a project I worked on as part of the Advanced Robotics Seminar at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  The rest of the team was Daniel Zukowski, Todd Bernhard, Brian Carlsen, and Anuraag Chintalapally.  Essentially we were building the

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Analog Pong

Analog Pong is a simple demo I made at SparkFun to demonstrate how you might use different analog sensors to interface with Processing.  Basically, you hook up any two analog sensors you want, and use them to control the paddles

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Analog Pong

Analog Pong is a simple demo I made at SparkFun to demonstrate how you might use different analog sensors to interface with Processing.  Basically, you hook up any two analog sensors you want, and use them to control the paddles

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Eight Ways To Break Down Barriers In Traditional Workplace Culture – Forbes

Check out this Forbes article on SparkFun and why it’s a pretty uniquely awesome place to work. These are all things that SparkFun practices and preaches.  I think a lot of companies could use a little more ‘SparkFun sauce’ in

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Eight Ways To Break Down Barriers In Traditional Workplace Culture – Forbes

Check out this Forbes article on SparkFun and why it’s a pretty uniquely awesome place to work. These are all things that SparkFun practices and preaches.  I think a lot of companies could use a little more ‘SparkFun sauce’ in

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The UCube: Design & Print 3D Objects by flipping switches

Hi internet!  So a little while back I posted an instructable on the UCube – a tangible interface for 3d modeling and design that I’m working on.  As it turns out, instructables is having an awesome contest, the ‘Make it

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The UCube: Design & Print 3D Objects by flipping switches

Hi internet!  So a little while back I posted an instructable on the UCube – a tangible interface for 3d modeling and design that I’m working on.  As it turns out, instructables is having an awesome contest, the ‘Make it

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Open Hardware Summit 2012 – Call for Submissions

I went to the first two Open Hardware Summit’s – not absolutely sure I’ll be there this year, but it wouldn’t be for the lack of quality of the event.  If you’re into producing, contributing to, or even consuming open

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Open Hardware Summit 2012 – Call for Submissions

I went to the first two Open Hardware Summit’s – not absolutely sure I’ll be there this year, but it wouldn’t be for the lack of quality of the event.  If you’re into producing, contributing to, or even consuming open

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MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone by Jay Silver — Kickstarter

Very excited about this project from Jay Silver.  I met Jay a few summers ago at a mini-conference in Boulder, struck me as one of the good guys.  Also very happy that SparkFun is involved in making the MaKey MaKey

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MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone by Jay Silver — Kickstarter

Very excited about this project from Jay Silver.  I met Jay a few summers ago at a mini-conference in Boulder, struck me as one of the good guys.  Also very happy that SparkFun is involved in making the MaKey MaKey

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Eyeo Festival | Converge to Inspire

I’m going to the Eyeo festival at the beginning of next month with some of the SparkFun crew.  Very excited to meet a few of the creative coders that inspire some of my own work, and looking forward to catching

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Eyeo Festival | Converge to Inspire

I’m going to the Eyeo festival at the beginning of next month with some of the SparkFun crew.  Very excited to meet a few of the creative coders that inspire some of my own work, and looking forward to catching

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How to use Processing in Android mode with the IOIO board

A little while ago I was asked whether it would be possible to control hardware from a phone with the IOIO board from code written in Processing’s Android mode.  Turns out you can – making it quite easy to develop

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How to use Processing in Android mode with the IOIO board

A little while ago I was asked whether it would be possible to control hardware from a phone with the IOIO board from code written in Processing’s Android mode.  Turns out you can – making it quite easy to develop

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DangerShield VJDJ

Since I’ve been asked to teach a course on Processing at SparkFun Electronics using the Danger Shield, I thought I should whip up something extra to show them a few of the things I won’t have time to go over

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DangerShield VJDJ

Since I’ve been asked to teach a course on Processing at SparkFun Electronics using the Danger Shield, I thought I should whip up something extra to show them a few of the things I won’t have time to go over

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Dangershield VJDJ Code

NOTE – this code is for Processing, but was written in Eclipse with the help of the wonderful Proclipsing plugin, so you may need to make some adjustments if you’re running it straight from the Processing IDE.   And here

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Dangershield VJDJ Code

NOTE – this code is for Processing, but was written in Eclipse with the help of the wonderful Proclipsing plugin, so you may need to make some adjustments if you’re running it straight from the Processing IDE.   And here

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12.28.11 – New UCube Video!

This is an updated video showing some of the latest work on the UCube (mostly software-related). Production value is a little higher than last time, thanks to Final Cut.

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12.28.11 – New UCube Video!

This is an updated video showing some of the latest work on the UCube (mostly software-related). Production value is a little higher than last time, thanks to Final Cut.

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Celebrity Twitter Generator

The Celebrity Twitter Generator (CTG) collects tweets from 30 different celebrities, and creates a language model out of each one, thus allowing a front-end GUI to dynamically create a tweet in the style of a given celebrity. The program works

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Celebrity Twitter Generator

The Celebrity Twitter Generator (CTG) collects tweets from 30 different celebrities, and creates a language model out of each one, thus allowing a front-end GUI to dynamically create a tweet in the style of a given celebrity. The program works

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ioCane

The ioCane is a mobility aid for blind cane users that incorporates the use of ultrasonic sensors and computer vision algorithms with the Android mobile operating system, to pro- vide a plug-and-play solution for the visually impaired that has the

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ioCane

The ioCane is a mobility aid for blind cane users that incorporates the use of ultrasonic sensors and computer vision algorithms with the Android mobile operating system, to pro- vide a plug-and-play solution for the visually impaired that has the

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