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The Quidnon!

I’ve been working on a project called the ‘Quidnon’ for over a year now, with Dmitry Orlov and another engineer.  The project goal is to build a ‘houseboat that sails’, which has the potential for doing a lot of good … Continue reading

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A visit to LowellMakes, in Lowell, MA

More awesomeness, and this time, only a short drive away! This weekend, it was time to visit another local maker space, LowellMakes, in Lowell, Massachusetts.   They’ve got a really nicely decked out space (with some help from the Commonwealth), and … Continue reading

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A visit to 10BitWorks, a San Antonio, Texas MakerSpace

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of going to San Antonio, Texas, and visited 10BitWorks, a local San Antonio Maker/Coworking/HackerSpace.   From the outside, it looks like most maker/hacker spaces; a bit industrial, and a bit (no pun intended) unassuming – … Continue reading

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The Amazing Worcester – Institute for Energy and Sustainability/Technocopia

I took a trip out to Worcester (protip- pronounced “Woosta”), in Central Massachusetts today, and after a short tour of some local Worcester spots by a local artist and resident, got to see the new location of the Institute for … Continue reading

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Another Robot Competition at Artisan’s Asylum – Bigger, Better

My skills as a Master of Ceremonies were called upon again at Artisan’s Asylum for another robot competition this past weekend.  It was a blast, and people of all ages came by to see both remote-controlled and autonomous robots compete … Continue reading

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Robot Competition at Artisan’s Asylum

A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of being the Master of Ceremonies and a judge for a robot competition held at Artisan’s Asylum. It was fantastic; there were about twenty different robots, with names like “Death Metal”, “Satan’s … Continue reading

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The VW scandal

What the heck? It was recently found out that VW sold lots of diesel cars that disabled emissions control elements when those cars weren’t being tested.   Practically every engineer I’ve known has owned a Volkswagen at some time in … Continue reading

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A visit to an Austin, Texas hacker space – ATX Hackerspace

Another trip, another visit to a fellow maker/hacker community! This time, it was a trip to Austin, Texas, and the fine folks at the ATX Hackerspace. Like many other hacker spaces, they have a lot of the same cool stuff; … Continue reading

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Teaching at Artisan’s Asylum – One Day Arduino Workshop

I’ll be teaching a one day Arduino Workshop at Artisan’s Asylum this summer.   The details are below.   You can register by following the link. My vision of this course is not to teach you the intricacies of programming, but to … Continue reading

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A visit to a St. Louis hacker space – Arch Reactor

On a recent business trip to St. Louis, I had a chance to drop by the St. Louis Arch Reactor hackerspace. It was fantastic to meet a few makers/hackers from another part of the country; Gene Jordan, the PR guy … Continue reading

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