Introducing the RainCloud Umbrella Minder – Because everything is better when it’s connected to the internet.
I ALWAYS forget to bring my umbrella with me on days when it’s going to rain. So, I built an open source umbrella stand (powered by the new LittleBits CloudBit) that knows the weather and can remind me to take my umbrella with me on my way out the door, if it’s going to rain.
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!
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.
It’s no secret that I’m excited about 3D printing. I work on Cornell’s Personal Printer, the Fab@Home, I own two MakerBot printers, and I’ve worked for MakerBot, designing electronics for their open-source 3D printers. In this local news story on 3D printing, I talk about how the technology is advancing.
Yes, you heard me right. Atdiy, of the ZombieTech Podcast (I was their guest recently), wrote and recorded a lovely song about me battling zombified, 3D-Printed, PLA plastic. Be sure to give the podcast a quick listen if you haven’t yet – I discuss the tools I would use to[…]
This video is long overdue. I put my very own MakerBot 3D Printer together during my last week working at MakerBot this summer. In case you can’t tell from the video, I pulled a Red Bull and pizza-fueled all-nighter to assemble it. It was more fun that way. Big thanks are[…]
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, or if you follow me on twitter, you probably know that I’m working at Makerbot Industries this summer. It’s been a blast so far – everybody is very intelligent, and truely excited about the work they are doing. I’ve been working on[…]
Ahh yes, the joys of college – awesome people, parties, concerts, quadrangles (they are important!), problem sets, final exams, and of course, awesome prototyping equipment. Take for example the objet 3D-Printer. We use one in Cornell’s Computational Synthesis Lab (CCSL), where I am employed as an undergraduate researcher. But the[…]