Maker Faire Bay Area 2016!

May 20-22, 2016 San Mateo, California It's the big one! I attended my sixth Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, California. I partnered again with Atmel, the Silicon Valley semiconductor company, and Microchip to showcase my "Black and White Photo Booth." I was lucky enough to meet up with…

Quin Gives the Morning Keynote at the Gold Coast Science Network STEM Education Conference

February 27, 2016 Oxnard College Oxnard, California I was honored to be the Keynote Speaker at the Gold Coast Science Network's 11th annual STEM education conference. Nathan Inouye, Science Coordinator for Ventura County Office of Education was instrumental in bringing me to this very engaging, and eye-opening science teachers' conference.…

Maker Faire Rome 2015

I was invited to partner with Atmel again, this time at Maker Faire Rome. I was thrilled to see this beautiful city again! The City of Rome is very invested in the Maker Faire. All around the city, we could see advertisements for this very popular event. We found this…

World Maker Faire 2015, NYC

I was invited to partner with Atmel at the World Maker Faire 2015 in NYC last weekend. Atmel showcased several small makers in their booth who use their components. I utilize Arduino and Arduino compatible boards, such as the Qduino Mini, which contain Atmel chips, so it is a great…

My Visit to the MIT Media Lab

I was so excited to be invited to the MIT Media Lab by Joichi Ito, the current director and Nicholas Negroponte, one of the founders. I had always wanted to visit the Media Lab, and was not disappointed. It is a graduate level program, described on their website as "...actively…

Maker Faire Shenzhen 2015

June 19-21, 2015 Nanshan, Shenzhen, China I enjoyed an incredible adventure in Shenzhen, China, courtesy of Maker Faire Shenzhen. I was sponsored by the Chaihuo Makerspace and Eric Pan's SEEED Studio, an electronics manufacturer. Exploring the incredible Maker city of Shenzhen, a large metropolis of 30 million and a high…

Take a B&W selfie with the Qduino Mini Thermal Printer

Here's an excerpt from Atmel's blogpost about my Maker Faire project, the B&W Printer "But first let me take a B&W selfieā€¦ Hot on the heels of a rather successful Kickstarter campaign, Quin Etynre continues to amaze us with his pure ingenuity and passion for creating…

Maker Faire Bay Area 2015

I recently attended my fourth Maker Faire Bay Area on its 10th anniversary. It drew more than 150,000 people. Crazy! I participated in Atmel's booth again with four other Makers. My project was the B&W Photo Booth that combined a video camera taking photos and converting them…