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…

makezine: Growing Up at Maker Faire

Check out makezine.com's article, "Growing Up at Maker Faire." Other kid makers and I were asked to describe how Maker Faire has affected our lives. Of course, I would not have easily discovered my love for electronics, teaching, presenting in front of hundreds of people, or started my business,…

MakerCon Bay Area 2015

I attended MakerCon, my favorite conference of the whole year. It focuses on the business of Making. I saw many old friends, made many new friends, and learned a lot about marketing, analytics, crowdfunding and building a successful business. My photo with a great article about Maker Faire was published…

The Qduino Mini is a Kickstarter Success!

The Qduino Mini was a huge success! We had 832 backers and $45,209 in pledges. We had a lot of support from all our friends including SparkFun, Atmel, Make, boingboing, Kickstarter, and many, many others who wrote blogposts, tweeted, and shared. I am very grateful for all the help!…

Kegtime wins at Hackster's Hardware Weekend

My dad and I decided to check out the Hardware Weekend, sponsored by Hackster, at Highway One in San Francisco. I had never been to a hacking event, so I was really looking forward to it. I totally lucked out and got in an excellent group with three real engineers:…