October 6, 2013

Machine Metabolism Research (Finally) Published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

Although I finished my metabolic machine research about two years ago, the journal paper that I co-authored on the topic was just published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine this past month. Give it a read! Continue reading

Art Exhibit

September 3, 2013

Being an Art Exhibit.

Here’s something I never expected to happen to me; I was recently the subject of an art exhibition in Vienna. Hazel Brill, the artist, wished to temporarily take me out of the context of blogging and into that of an art space, to encourage a philosophical reading of what I do. Continue reading

July 14, 2013

Announcing my New Book: Exploring Arduino

I’m excited to announce the publication of my new book, “Exploring Arduino!” It’s available for worldwide pre-order now, and will be available as an ebook by the end of the month! Continue reading

St. Louis Hacker Scouts

May 18, 2013

My Arduino Tutorials go Global!

In recent months, my Arduino Tutorial Series has seen significant international expansion, with educational programs using them in Russia, India, several African countries, and in Universities around the United States. Continue reading

Presenting at Techkriti '13

March 28, 2013

Reporting back from Techkriti ’13 in Kanpur, India!

I recently returned from a trip to India, where I was invited to present some of my research from Cornell’s Creative Machines Lab at the 2013 Techkriti Festival at IIT Kanpur. I was joined by astronauts, TV hosts, world-famous architects, and other students from around the world. Continue reading

SXSW 2013

March 14, 2013

Reporting Back from SXSW Interactive 2013

This past weekend I attended the South-by-Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, TX for the first time. Read on for my impressions, tips about SXSW, and a rundown of all the cool stuff I did. Continue reading

GreenBuild Bus Tour

December 2, 2012

National Bus Tour Debrief

I recently completed an epic, once-in-a-lifetime cross-country bus trip from Ithaca, NY to San Francisco, CA. We stopped at six schools along the way to pick up other college students, and we led educational workshops for K-12 schools at each stop to teach students about various aspects of sustainability. The tour ended in San Francisco where I attended the GreenBuild Conference and Expo. Continue reading

CUSD Students get Ready to Depart

November 6, 2012

I’m Travelling Across the Country. On a Bus!

Cornell University Sustainable Design and the US Green Building Council have partnered up to organize a cross-country bus tour. The tour started at Cornell University and will end at the International GreenBuild Conference and Expo in San Francisco, California. Along the way, I, along with other CUSD members and college students from around the country will be teaching K-12 students about the importance of sustainable design. Continue reading

ZombieTech Podcast

August 6, 2012

Back from the Dead: I report in on the ZombieTech Podcast

After my first guest spot on the ZombieTech podcast back Spetember 2011, I’m back for more! In this episode I discussed 3D printing, the Cornell NYC Tech Campus, the PopShop, Blum Idea Labs, the every1Campaign, and much more! I also describe my tactics regarding the usage of bamboo to survive a Zombie Apocalypse. Continue reading