Creative Architecture Machines

January 12, 2014
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Creative Architecture Machines

Last month, I had the unique pleasure of serving as a guest judge at the final review for students in the “Creative Architecture Machines” studio course at the California College of the Arts (CCA). 6 groups each created a truly remarkable machine, and they’ve documented all the details you need to make your own! Continue reading

The TAHMO Team

October 5, 2013

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

Arduino DAQ

June 29, 2013
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Hacker Highlights: Kevin’s Arduino DAQ

Kevin Hughes, whom I had the pleasure to meet while we were both presenting our respective work in India a few months ago, has created a nifty Arduino-based data acquisition system. Check it out for your next scientific, data-acquiring endeavor! Continue reading

Just Another Day at Maker Faire

October 2, 2012

Reporting In from the 2012 Open Hardware Summit and World Maker Faire

I just got back from the 3rd annual Open Hardware Summit and World Maker Faire. It’s been a whirlwind week of robots, 3D Printers, inspiring talks, education, networking and more. I’m excited to share all the details! Continue reading

July 6, 2012

Year of Open Source

This was so cool, it simply had to be shared. Sam Muirhead, a filmmaker in Berlin, is going to attempt something so awesome, that I can’t help but to be excited. Sam’s plan is to spend an entire year living open source. … Continue reading

Robotic Hand Version 2

August 19, 2011

Hacker Highlights: Easton’s Hand Strikes Again

This post was featured on on 8/29/2011 This post was featured on on 9/01/2011 This post was featured on on 9/01/2011 Remember [Easton’s] Robotic Hand from a few months ago? We’ll he hasn’t been resting on his … Continue reading

Working with Students at BlueStamp Engineering

August 3, 2011

A Second Visit to BlueStamp Engineering

Talking with all the aspiring engineers at BlueStamp Engineering last week went over so well that Dave and Robin (the co-founders) asked me to come back and speak again this week. This time, we actually remembered to film my talk, … Continue reading

Jeremy Visits BlueStamp Engineering

July 27, 2011
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BlueStamp Engineering Visit

Talking to some of the BlueStamp Engineering Students Today I got the unique opportunity to stop by BlueStamp Engineering, a summer enrichment program for aspiring engineers. Dave Young, the co-founder and Chief Engineering Officer is a fellow blogger at the … Continue reading

Easton at the Science Fair

March 25, 2011

Hacker Highlights: Easton’s Animatronic Hand

[Easton LaChappelle] first got in touch with me last year when he started to work on this project. I thought it was great idea, and considering that he was a freshman in high school, I was very impressed by his enthusiasm … Continue reading