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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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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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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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12.15.11 – Update

Holy smokes. It’s been far too long. I’m finally done with finals so I have a teeny amount of time to update the website with all the stuff I’ve been working on.  I had an awesome summer at SparkFun, and

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12.15.11 – Update

Holy smokes. It’s been far too long. I’m finally done with finals so I have a teeny amount of time to update the website with all the stuff I’ve been working on.  I had an awesome summer at SparkFun, and

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4.18.11 Update: SparkFun Summer, IDC 2011

I’ve added a few newer projets to the website, ModelHome v2 (w/ Nick O’Brien) and SocialHealth (w/ Sears Merritt). I also have a few pieces of good news: This summer, I’ll be working at SparkFun Electronics – one of the

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4.18.11 Update: SparkFun Summer, IDC 2011

I’ve added a few newer projets to the website, ModelHome v2 (w/ Nick O’Brien) and SocialHealth (w/ Sears Merritt). I also have a few pieces of good news: This summer, I’ll be working at SparkFun Electronics – one of the

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11.14.11 – UCube Demo Video

Finally got together a (semi) decent video for the UCube. Comments and feedback are most welcome.

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11.14.11 – UCube Demo Video

Finally got together a (semi) decent video for the UCube. Comments and feedback are most welcome.

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1.12.11 – Laser Etched Art

So, in addition to my regular workload at the Craft Tech Lab, I’ve been staying late to do more ‘artistic’ work. I wrote up a couple of quick programs in processing, exported the results to .svg format, and sent the

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1.12.11 – Laser Etched Art

So, in addition to my regular workload at the Craft Tech Lab, I’ve been staying late to do more ‘artistic’ work. I wrote up a couple of quick programs in processing, exported the results to .svg format, and sent the

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12.13.10 – SpeakJet and UCube Update

Last week I helped a few art students put together a text-to-speech setup using the SparkFun Voice Box board, the TTS-256 Speech to Text chip, and the SpeakJet synthesizer chip.  We’re not quite done working on it, but here are

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12.13.10 – SpeakJet and UCube Update

Last week I helped a few art students put together a text-to-speech setup using the SparkFun Voice Box board, the TTS-256 Speech to Text chip, and the SpeakJet synthesizer chip.  We’re not quite done working on it, but here are

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I’m published!

My first (semi) serious article on sustainable design for developing countries was just published at Elephant Journal.com check it out: http://bit.ly/fgzEKM

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I’m published!

My first (semi) serious article on sustainable design for developing countries was just published at Elephant Journal.com check it out: http://bit.ly/fgzEKM

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Links for design and ICT4D

Here is a list of links I used to help research my article on sustainable design for developing countries (I will post a link to the artlice when it goes live). Thanks especially to Shagun Singh and John Dimatos for

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Links for design and ICT4D

Here is a list of links I used to help research my article on sustainable design for developing countries (I will post a link to the artlice when it goes live). Thanks especially to Shagun Singh and John Dimatos for

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11.16.10 – UCube Update

After spending most of the day on the laser cutter, inhaling what are undoubtedly toxic fumes, I have made some progress on the UCube. Nothing terribly exciting, but I did cut the rest of the Z-Axis poles, and improved the

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11.16.10 – UCube Update

After spending most of the day on the laser cutter, inhaling what are undoubtedly toxic fumes, I have made some progress on the UCube. Nothing terribly exciting, but I did cut the rest of the Z-Axis poles, and improved the

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11.04.10

The president of the University of Colorado came to the Craft Technology Lab today, so everyone’s been working hard over the past week to get a short demo together. The not-enough-sleep feeling is not so good, but I did manage

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11.04.10

The president of the University of Colorado came to the Craft Technology Lab today, so everyone’s been working hard over the past week to get a short demo together. The not-enough-sleep feeling is not so good, but I did manage

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10.26.10 – UCube Z-Axis Cylinder

It’s a happy day, folks. I’ve got the first prototype Z-Axis for the UCube working. It took a lot of a error checking, conductive tape, soldering, and luck, but it seems to be holding together so far. Still need to

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10.26.10 – UCube Z-Axis Cylinder

It’s a happy day, folks. I’ve got the first prototype Z-Axis for the UCube working. It took a lot of a error checking, conductive tape, soldering, and luck, but it seems to be holding together so far. Still need to

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10.16.10

Work on the UCube is going ok, but slowly. I was able to purchase some more parts last week to help build out the first prototype. The problem I’m struggling with now is the most effective way to design the

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10.16.10

Work on the UCube is going ok, but slowly. I was able to purchase some more parts last week to help build out the first prototype. The problem I’m struggling with now is the most effective way to design the

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10.04.10 – Maker Faire Wrap-Up

After taking a week to catch my breath (and do all the homework I’d been putting off), I’m recording the rest of Maker Faire NY and other news of the past week or so. First off, Maker Faire was amazing.

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10.04.10 – Maker Faire Wrap-Up

After taking a week to catch my breath (and do all the homework I’d been putting off), I’m recording the rest of Maker Faire NY and other news of the past week or so. First off, Maker Faire was amazing.

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9.25.10 – Open Hardware Summit and Maker Faire Setup

It’s been a busy few days here in New York, and it promises to continue to be that way. After catching a red-eye Wednesday night from Denver, I landed at JFK early Thursday and headed straight to the Open Hardware

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9.25.10 – Open Hardware Summit and Maker Faire Setup

It’s been a busy few days here in New York, and it promises to continue to be that way. After catching a red-eye Wednesday night from Denver, I landed at JFK early Thursday and headed straight to the Open Hardware

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9.21.10

A few trivially exciting bits of info: I received my ~$400 order from DigiKey today, to help make the first prototype of the 3D-Geoboard: Pictured: A brand new Weller soldering station(!!!), 100ft ea. of red, black, and white hook-up wire,

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9.21.10

A few trivially exciting bits of info: I received my ~$400 order from DigiKey today, to help make the first prototype of the 3D-Geoboard: Pictured: A brand new Weller soldering station(!!!), 100ft ea. of red, black, and white hook-up wire,

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9.16.10

SADbot got a shout-out today as part of a blog post on Alibre, the awesomely cheap 3D modeling software. Word on the street is that SADbot co-creator and Alibre extraordinaire Dustyn Roberts is going to be speaking at the Alibre

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9.16.10

SADbot got a shout-out today as part of a blog post on Alibre, the awesomely cheap 3D modeling software. Word on the street is that SADbot co-creator and Alibre extraordinaire Dustyn Roberts is going to be speaking at the Alibre

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9.15.10

I engineered something today! Nothing fancy though. I was searching for a way to be able to make the z-axes of the 3d geoboard movable. For this to work, I had to separate the switches from their connections to power,

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9.15.10

I engineered something today! Nothing fancy though. I was searching for a way to be able to make the z-axes of the 3d geoboard movable. For this to work, I had to separate the switches from their connections to power,

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9.13.10

I’m getting excited from my first trip back to NYC, in order to attend the Open Hardware Summit and to help present SADbot at Maker Faire. There’s even a picture of SADbot on the ‘Featured Maker’ page, as part of

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9.13.10

I’m getting excited from my first trip back to NYC, in order to attend the Open Hardware Summit and to help present SADbot at Maker Faire. There’s even a picture of SADbot on the ‘Featured Maker’ page, as part of

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8.23.10

First day of class is complete, and I’m not despondent about my changes of actually making it out of here with a degree. Hopefully that feeling with last until the end of the week. In Intro to Computational Theory, I

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8.23.10

First day of class is complete, and I’m not despondent about my changes of actually making it out of here with a degree. Hopefully that feeling with last until the end of the week. In Intro to Computational Theory, I

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8.21.10

It’s been 8 days since I landed in Boulder. Qwest was finally able to turn on the internet for my apartment today, so that’s one important item off the list. It’s been a long week of administrative crap – I

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8.21.10

It’s been 8 days since I landed in Boulder. Qwest was finally able to turn on the internet for my apartment today, so that’s one important item off the list. It’s been a long week of administrative crap – I

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8.17.10

Today was my first day of Engineering Grad orientation at CU Boulder.  It was mildly informative, to be generous. In better news, here are some shots of the Craft Technology Lab, where I’ll be spending most of time for the

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8.17.10

Today was my first day of Engineering Grad orientation at CU Boulder.  It was mildly informative, to be generous. In better news, here are some shots of the Craft Technology Lab, where I’ll be spending most of time for the

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