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October 15, 2015
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J.A.R.V.I.S. – Wall St. Journal Coverage!

J.A.R.V.I.S., my custom-built home automation platform, was just featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal! Read on for an update on the system. Continue reading

LittleBits Hue Controller

December 17, 2014
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LittleBits Hue Lighting Controller

My (Open Source) LittleBits Hue Lighting Controller project leverages the LittleBits Arduino Bit, a small linux computer (like a BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, or UDOO), and the Philips Hue Hub to easily control the state, brightness, and color of your Hue lightbulbs via a tactile interface. Continue reading

Engineering for a Better World

April 7, 2014
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Engineers use Technology to Make Lives Better

I’m an engineer because I believe that engineers have a unique ability to touch the lives of millions of people by developing technologies that shape the human experience. In this promotional video for my alma mater, Cornell University, I explain why that philosophy is so important to me. Continue reading

March 29, 2014
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It’s Arduino Day!

The Arduino project is turning 10 years old! That’s cause to celebrate. Let’s explore some of the amazing things that the Arduino platform has enabled… (and you can take 35% off the print copy of my book, Exploring Arduino!) Continue reading

uArm Review Thumb

March 2, 2014
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uArm Review: An Open-Source Robotic Arm for your Desk!

The uArm is an open-source (hardware and software) desktop robotic arm. It implements the same mechanics found on industrial robot arms, and easily communicates with your computer for direct control. It’s a great tool for learning about robotics. Watch my video review of the uArm to learn more! Continue reading

ePaper Weather Station

January 6, 2014
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Pi BADGEr ePaper Weather Station

At the 2013 Open Hardware Summit, all attendees were given a hackable, ePaper badge (lovingly called a “BADGEr”) that could be used to display our credentials during the conference, and could be used for experimentation afterwards. I paired mine with a Raspberry Pi to create an auto-updating ePaper weather station that hangs on my wall. Continue reading

Space Halloween Costume

November 3, 2013
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2013 Halloween Costume: Space!

For my Halloween costume this year, I decided to turn myself into outer space – I sewed 12 individually addressable LEDs to my shirt, and programmed them to twinkle like stars. To complete the look, I designed and 3D printed a rocket ship that I could wear on my left arm. Continue reading

October 8, 2013
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Making Engineering Accessible with Arduino (Guest Post on Amazon’s Tech.Book Blog)

In a recent guest post on Amazon.com’s Tech.Book Blog, I explored a modern shift in technologies and education that has made engineering more accessible to the general public than ever before. Continue reading

The TAHMO Team

October 5, 2013
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Supporting the TAHMO Weather Sensor Challenge in Nairobi, Kenya

The Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) Project recently brought together 12 participants from all over Africa (and Spain) to build a unique weather station specifically design for Africa. My consultancy, Blum Idea Labs, proudly supported the workshop with Arduino Tutorials and a welcome video to get the participants excited about what they would be able to accomplish. Continue reading