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3 weeks ago in BlogsFeatured
Stuck indoors during the pandemic, I needed a creative outlet and a way to get exercise, so I built an open source stationary bike trainer with real-time web monitoring and controls. Continue reading →
10 months ago in BlogsFeatured
I'm thrilled to announce that the second edition of Exploring Arduino, my popular book, is now available! Learn more at ExploringArduino.com. Continue reading →
11 months ago in BlogsFeatured
Last year, I spoke about empathetic engineering at Altium's annual PCB design conference. This year, they invited me back to take that topic a step further. In my 2019 AltiumLive keynote, I discuss what holistic product design means for electrical...
2 years ago in BlogsFeatured
I recently had the privilege of delivering one of the keynote talks at AltiumLive 2018, an annual conference for circuit board designers. In my talk, I used Shaper (where I currently work) as a case study of how design thinking...
I recently spent the day at iFixit HQ, where we tore apart Shaper Origin - the handheld CNC that I helped design. Check out the video to see what makes this thing tick! Continue reading →
3 years ago in BlogsFeatured
What's on my mind when I'm designing circuit boards? Listen to the latest Altium podcast and find out! "Altium Designer" is the software that I use to design the electronics for Shaper Origin. Continue reading →
For me, the past two years have been all about bringing Shaper Origin to the world. Hear all about it in this week's Make(Break) Podcast! Continue reading →
4 years ago in BlogsFeatured
Checkout this #ShaperMade White Oak Chinese Checkers Game that I created using Shaper Origin. Continue reading →
I'm very humbled and surprised to share that Forbes Magazine has included me on their annual "30 Under 30" list in the "Manufacturing & Industry" category. The "30 Under 30" Manufacturing and Industry award aims to recognize 30 people under...
5 years ago in BlogsFeatured
I built this "Word Clock" for my girlfriend. A handcrafted walnut frame houses an 8x8" RGB LED panel that shines though a laser-cut steel stencil with the aid of some 3D printed lattices, a diffuser, and a RTC-equipped Raspberry Pi...
I recently made the bittersweet decision to leave my job at Google/Google[X]/Alphabet to start on a new adventure... Now, I'm building the future of power tools! Continue reading →
Brraaaiiiiinnnnsssss!!! When the zombie apocalypse inevitably occurs, will you be ready? I recently served as the Technical Editor for Simon Monk's latest book, "The Maker's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse." The book introduces novice makers to electronics and programming through...
A few months ago, I built and reviewed the Shapeoko2 CNC mill from Inventables. Now, I'm back to review its successor, the X-Carve. Continue reading →
5 years ago in Blogs
J.A.R.V.I.S., my custom-built home automation platform, was just featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal! Read on for an update on the system. Continue reading →
With your help, we raised over $6000 to support the Ada Lovelace Fellowship! But now, I have four tickets for reserved seats at the Open Hardware Summit to give away. Read on to learn how you can win them. Continue...
Help me send female students to the 2015 Open Hardware Summit by buying my book. I'm donating all July royalties to support scholarships for sending female students to the summit. Continue reading →
My new Inventables Shapeoko2 CNC mill is carving away! Watch my timelapse build-log and thorough review of this do-it-yourself CNC milling machine. Continue reading →
6 years ago in Blogs
The RainCloud Umbrella stand lights up when you need to bring your umbrella with you. Now, it's easier than ever to build it - no programming required! Continue reading →
My (Open Source) LittleBits Hue Lighting Controller project leverages the LittleBits Arduino Bit, a small linux computer (like a BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, or UDOO), and the Philips Hue Hub to easily control the state, brightness, and color of your Hue...
Sunn started as a spin-out from my hybrid LED daylighting research during my Master's at Cornell. After two years of development, sunn is launching on Kickstarter! Continue reading →
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...
I'm an engineer because I believe that engineers have a unique ability to touch the lives of millions of people by developing technologies that shape the human experience. In this promotional video for my alma mater, Cornell University, I explain...
7 years ago in Blogs
The Arduino project is turning 10 years old! That's cause to celebrate. Let's explore some of the amazing things that the Arduino platform has enabled... (and you can take 35% off the print copy of my book, Exploring Arduino!) Continue...
The uArm is an open-source (hardware and software) desktop robotic arm. It implements the same mechanics found on industrial robot arms, and easily communicates with your computer for direct control. It's a great tool for learning about robotics. Watch my...
It's no secret that I care very deeply about the current state of engineering education. In the interest of supporting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education, I'm donating 100% of my royalties from the holiday season to non-profits...