• Watch Makercamp hangout hosting Massimo Banzi last July September 12, 2014
    Maker Camp is a free summer camp from Make and Google for building, tinkering and exploring. Back in July Massimo was invited for a live streaming interview to talk about Arduino (starting at 11’20”) together with Ayah Bdeir , founder of the littleBits electronic components. Enjoy the video!
  • Put out a candle with the power of your mind September 10, 2014
    “Trataka” by Alessio Chierico is an interactive installation controlled by Arduino and based on a brain-computer interface. It was exhibited at Ars Electronica last week. When a visitor totally relaxes and focuses, the candle magically extinguishes: Trataka is a Sanskrit term which means “to look” or “to gaze” and it refers to a meditation technique. […]
  • Real life Lego Rock Band powered by Arduino September 9, 2014
    We’d like to share the performance, by Opificio Sonico,  recorded live in July 2014 of  Toa Mata Band, best known as the “World’s first LEGO robotic band” and controlled by Arduino Uno which is hooked up to a MIDI sequencer: In this video, the third episode, the robots are playing some unconventional drum-percussions made by some […]
  • Kickstarter in Scandinavia and Ireland! September 15, 2014
    We’re so excited to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Ireland — four countries with amazing cultural histories and creative populations. From LEGO to Röyksopp to The Seventh Seal to James Joyce, these countries have contributed some amazing stuff to our world. We can’t wait to see what’s next!Starting now,
  • The Kickstarter Film Fest Arrives in Los Angeles September 12, 2014
    Tonight, September 12th, at The Autry in Griffith Park in Los Angeles the Kickstarter Film Fest is happening. You've probably heard a bit about this by now. We did it in New York and a whole lot of people came out and watched a bunch of clips from a diverse selection of Kickstarter-funded films. We also put the whole program online, in case you couldn
  • Kickstarter + Art Basel September 12, 2014
    Art has always been a hugely important aspect of Kickstarter. We’ve seen everything from art on a traveling truck to a musical house to the painting of an entire neighborhood. People from all over the world have pledged more than $40 million to art projects. There are hundreds of great art projects live now — in diverse subcategories like ceramics, public ar
  • Let’s discuss IBM’s new block chain internet of things architecture and robots September 9, 2014
    Everyone has an idea of how we need to build out the infrastructure for the internet of things, and big companies like IBM may have several. This week we learn about using block chain for IoT. Let’s discuss IBM’s new block chain internet of things architecture and robots originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • In praise of a subscription plan on your smart home and wild Apple speculation September 2, 2014
    What will Apple launch for the internet of things market on Sept. 9? And what is Lowe's plan for the smart home going forward? One of these questions will be answered in this week's podcast. In praise of a subscription plan on your smart home and wild Apple speculation originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • A peek at the Peq hub expected at Best Buy and making the trains run on time August 26, 2014
    This week's podcast includes a bit about user interfaces for the smart home and wearables, as well as a deep dive into the industrial internet. A peek at the Peq hub expected at Best Buy and making the trains run on time originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…