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!
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.
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!
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!
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. I don’t just mean using linux and ditching apple products.[…]
Hacker Highlights: Easton’s Hand Strikes Again
This post was featured on Hackaday.com on 8/29/2011 This post was featured on Ponoko.com on 9/01/2011 This post was featured on Makerbot.com on 9/01/2011 Remember [Easton’s] Robotic Hand from a few months ago? We’ll he hasn’t been resting on his laurels since winning the regional science fair and going to[…]
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, so you can check it out below. Dave asked me[…]
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 element14 Do-It-Yourself blog, and is a Electrical Engineer based out[…]
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 to learn about electronics, wireless communications, etc. I gave him[…]
Hacker Highlights: Steven’s Temperature Display
Open Source saves the day once again! Working off the Arduino+I2C+Processing powered temperature display that I crafted in my 7th Arduino Tutorial, [Steven Dayton] has crafted a beautiful Processing Sketch that puts mine to shame. He created the illustration using InkScape 0.48, and has included 3 variations of the background[…]