face(book)^2 at the Facebook NYC 2012 Hack-a-Thon

July 28, 2012

Putting Facebook in an Actual Book (at Facebook’s Summer of Hack in NYC)

Ordinarily, hackathons are strictly software events, with the participants generally building websites or mobile apps.  It’s simply too difficult to build a complete piece of hardware in 24 hours … right? Wrong. Ignoring the fact that everybody else was building software apps, Jason and I rolled in with two duffle bags filled with electronics and set to work building a physical version of facebook. Continue reading

SudoGlove Instrument Panel

March 25, 2011

Processing-Based SudoGlove Visual Debugger

SudoGlove Visual Debugging Software As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently presented the SudoGlove Control System at Cornell’s BOOM Competition. I was concerned (rightly so) that I wouldn’t be able to drive the RC car around much due … 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

Episode 9

February 27, 2011

Tutorial 9 for Arduino: Wireless Communication

This tutorial was featured on the official Arduino blog on 3/9/2011 This week, we go wireless! We’ll be using a set of arduino Unos, XBee shields, and XBee Transceivers that will create a Personal Area Network (PAN) for wireless serial … Continue reading