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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 […]
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 […]
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. 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.
Wow. I am impressed. You can barely hear Obama talk under water. And yes, I do get to do this type of thing at work.
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 […]