“Searching For Home” Costumes

Kyle Chan and I created these costumes over the last 5 months. The initial designs were based on an earlier version of the piece. Its costume was an early piece from Cyber Optix. The process was as follows: Sketching initial ideas. The more interesting costumes are conceptual planets. They have their own rings which can […]

Brushing up on basics and beyond with @logicalelegance new book

Elecia White has released her new book on O’Reilly media, “Making Embedded Systems: Design Patterns for Great Software.” Her initial motivation was to guide another good engineer into arcane and relatively undocumented world of firmware and embedded systems. Disclosure: She’s a friend and I have provided comments on some chapters…and an interview question. If you […]

Twinkling star at night

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 […]

The Open Source Hardware Spec and Why Should You Care

A few weeks ago the initial full release was made of the OSHW specification. 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 […]