• Arduino Tour goes to London: 21st of September – Workshop on #Iot September 2, 2014
    Next 21st of September Arduino Tour is finally landing in London for a one-day workshop, starting at 10am at The Maker Works London, UK. (max. 18 people). This edition of the official Arduino workshop is focused on the world of the Internet of Things and will allow participants to experiment with a botanical kit including an Arduino […]
  • Music and language skills get a boost with Toot September 1, 2014
    Toot is an interactive and sound-active toy designed for children aged between 3 and 6 years old that wants to enhance their auditory, music and language skills. It was developed by Federico Lameri as his thesis project of Master of Interaction Design at Supsi and prototyped using Arduino Leonardo. The toy is composed by eight little cubical […]
  • Video mixing chess games on tv in Norway using Ethernet Shield August 28, 2014
    When The Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) planned the television broadcast of the Chess Olympiad 2014 in Tromsø, Norway, they encountered a challenge: how to mix video, graphics and the results of many ongoing chess games simultaneously, requiring 16 cameras for the games going on at the same time? On their blog you can find a long […]
  • The History of #1 UPDATED August 27, 2014
    On August 26, 2014, at around 10:00 PM EST, after 862 days, the Coolest Cooler took over Pebble's spot as the most funded project in Kickstarter history. While Coolest Cooler is the latest project to hold the crown, it's not the first. Thirteen projects have held the title of Kickstarter's all-time most funded project. Here they are in chronol
  • A Day at the Edinburgh Fringe: Lucy Benson-Brown August 26, 2014
    Kickstarter creator Lucy Benson-Brown has a one-woman show about a girl named Cathy who discovers a box of her mother's Kate Bush records and starts listening to them. She's performing her show, Cutting Off Kate Bush, at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She offered to keep a little diary of what that's been like, which you can read
  • Meet the Team: Megan and Brandon August 22, 2014
    We thought it would be nice to introduce ourselves. So every now and then, a couple members of the Kickstarter team will be saying hello, and picking out a few projects — past or present, successful or not — that they're especially fond of. (They will also be posing for GIFs. The GIFs are mandatory.)This week, meet Megan and Brandon:  Megan McFerren (@m
  • 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…
  • Don’t count out cellular. It could still win with the internet of things August 19, 2014
    The industrial internet will use cellular. For real! That's the take from this week's podcast guest, who joins us after Kevin Tofel and I digest the SmartThings buy, Best Buy's hub offering and more. Don’t count out cellular. It could still win with the internet of things originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…