Today I published an Instructable that guides you through the entire process of designing, making, testing and evaluating DIY computer access interfaces using the MaKey MaKey. This is a higher-quality follow-up to some material that I generated last fall for the MaKey MaKey “How-To” Contest, which includes much better photos and drawings, along with lots […]
For the past few months I have been working hard on a project I started quite a while ago to make it easier for me to work with different kinds of LEDs and control them in a variety of ways. I’ve just finished testing out the second revision of this board, which I am calling […]
About this page The following is my application for the 2013 WyoLum Innovation Grant, which provides funding for open-source projects to help them become real products. I am seeking the grant to bring my open-source “sip and puff” device, openSip+Puff, to market! If you’d like to support me in this process, you can vote for […]
For the holiday season I worked on two gifts that combine some neat lighting effects with some hand-made glass pieces. The first piece was created in collaboration with glassblower Kenny Galusha on commission for a friend as a Christmas gift, while the second piece uses similar electronics and a hand-made Klein bottle I found online. […]
Recently I’ve been collaborating with glassblowing artist and student Kenny Galusha to explore dynamic lighting within his hand-blown glass work. Earlier we discovered that some glass pieces do amazing things when you hold a high-power RGB LED up to them, and we’ve been trying to learn how to exploit the effects ever since. At first, […]
A simple “backpack” circuit board for the MaKey MaKey that breaks out each of the female header pins to alligator clip holes so that users don’t need to worry about wires falling out or breaking off during use. This enables more robust use of the MaKey MaKey for use in heavy-use situations like assistive technology and teaching.