For the High Release Dance Company show piece “Searching For Home,” there were several wearable electronic elements. A Cyberoptix skirt which features 2 blinking bars Teal EL wire from Adafruit.com Twinkling star LED – Only twinkles when it is dark. Turns off when light and shows it with the red led turning on. It is […]
A few weeks ago the initial full release was made of the OSHW specification.Â The Open Source Hardware spec is the first attempt to start an open source revolution for hardware. At first glance it isn’t terribly interesting. It has a lot of license and definitions about what must be included to be OSHW compliant. And […]
So who’s going next weekend? I’ll be around plugging the next Office Hours, a program offering free engineering assistance to entrepreneurs and companies who make physical products. I hope to see several colleagues from previous years.
On one hand this is so silly. On the other, at least people are considering the human interaction that required to make robots acceptable by humans.
After someone hacked the kinect and another person made a MIDI music app back in December, I quickly decided to reverse my decision to buy one. Magically Amazon still had them and I had one in house before the end of the week. The game responsiveness has improved since I test it out back at […]
On Friday, I went to the W2labs reunion at Zeki’s bar. It was loud but the new batch of founders were very interesting and hungry for advice. I can’t wait to see what they come up with. I am eager to install a new android app or two. Additionally, the @jenshine from the @stylegroupie team […]
Moving my journal from Livejournal.com which I have used since 2001. So I will be pulling my few public entries to here soon.
It’s the night before my team’s last presentation and I am reflecting on my experience. Namely that as a hardware person, I spent most of my time feeling like a fish out of water because most of the focus was on web-based business concepts. Furthermore, personalities often shape who ends up in a team instead […]
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It was a day my team was dreading: Thursday presentations. Every week over the 5 weeks, each Women 2.0 Labs team presents the development of their idea and gets a chance to be properly torn down by the guest lecturer. The feedback is a once in a lifetime chance but it can be a brutal […]