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

October 7, 2013

2013 Open Hardware Summit

This year, I attended the annual Open Hardware Summit for the third consecutive time. This post is a brief update on the summit and the state of Open Source Hardware. 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

August 28, 2011

Help Put me on a Times Square Billboard!

Update: I didn’t win, but thanks for voting, and congrats to all the people who did win! I’m calling in a favor! (a really awesome website if you aren’t familiar with it) is holding a contest to put some … Continue reading

The Amp Hour

May 16, 2011

Audacious Arduino Arguments on the Amp Hour

I’m a long-time fan of the Amp Hour Podcast, hosted by Chris Gammell and Dave Jones. This week, Jeff Keyzer and I were invited to guest host with them! This was an Arduino-centric episode (I’m not sure if that was … Continue reading

Figure 2: Energy Capture Using Piezoelectric Leaves (Credit: Cornell Computational Synthesis Lab)

March 20, 2011

Confronting Energy Demand Using Renewables

This is a cross-post from the original post that I made on my element14 Blog on 3/20/2011 In my last blog post I talked about how we can define sustainability, and the broader implications of “going green” that often go … Continue reading

Global Energy Consumption

March 14, 2011

Can Sustainability be Defined?

This is a cross-post from the original post that I made on my element14 Blog on 3/14/2011 Sustainability is a loaded topic. Nobody really knows what it means – there are definitions, ideas, and opinions, but as far as I … Continue reading

The Amp Hour

January 18, 2011
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The Amp Hour = Awesome

I just discovered “The Amp Hour“, a seriously awesome podcast from EE gurus Dave Jones and Chris Gammell. It’s a really fun, 1-hour, weekly rant about anything and everything happening in the world of electronics and engineering. Admittedly, I have … Continue reading