The Qduino Mini and the Open Source Oceanographic Community

Dr. Andrew David Thaler is a deep-sea ecologist and population geneticist currently at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. He incorporated the Qduino Mini in his Open CTD project (Conductivity, temperature, and depth), an affordable, open-source robot that can replace a very expensive piece of equipment commonly used in oceanographic…

Feature in "Inventor's Challenge Playbook"

I was featured in the "Inventor's Challenge Playbook" for a competition sponsored by AT&T's Imagination Foundation, the Inventor's Challenge. It is for kids around the world, from pre-K to 12th grade.…

Quin and Hackster

I attended a hacking weekend, sponsored by Hackster.io, back in 2015, and had a fantastic time, joining up with three engineers to create the winning project, Kegtime, a smart kegerator. Although I couldn't drink the beer, I was so inspired by the weekend, and my incredible team. It was…

Dale Dougherty's New Book, "Free to Make"

I was featured in Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty's new book, entitled "Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is Changing our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our minds." It is a wonderful history of the Maker Movement written by a friend, supporter, and all around great person. The following is…

Follow-up: The Peak Lamp

Dan Makoski wrote another article about our team, and the interest that followed because of working with teenagers on his Peak Lamp Kickstarter The Rise of the Maker-Marketer…

Peak Lamp is on Arduino.cc

Arduino.cc posted about the Peak Lamp, mentioning Cesare and me!…

My First Consulting Job: The Peak Lamp Kickstarter

The Peak Lamp Kickstarter was my first consulting gig. I was asked to participate by Dan Makoski, founder of the Google's Project Ara and David Khavari, a new friend who had just graduated from Stanford. I had met Dan at the Project Ara conference when I was 13. Dan and…

Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

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 many of my mentors that were…