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New Products in the Maker Shed!

Qtechknow's first product is in the MakerShed! The Color Visualizer Kit is an inexpensive, interactive learn-to-solder kit that teaches both the color spectrum and how to solder! It was designed both by Make:, and me, Quin! It is a cobranded board - between Qtechknow and Make:. This kit is available…

Maker Week Bay Area 2014

The first MakerCon was held on May 13/14 2014 at the Oracle Conference Center. Here's Dale Dougherty from Make opening the conference. I attended many fascinating presentations about Making, focusing on Tools, IoT, and business. I met many new and interesting people at the Innovation Showcase with all the…

SLO Mini Maker Faire 2014

SLO had their second annual Mini Maker Faire on May 10, 2014. It was even bigger than last year! I had prepared a project with XBees and FuzzBots, an obstacle course. I debuted my Qtechknow Olympics with the Fuzzbot challenge. It was a complex project with 2 Fuzzbots racing to…

BBC Interview

The BBC came and interviewed me for this story in November. It was fun! It spread over the internet, and even ended up on the home page of AOL! I met many new people because of this story, including some from England, Australia, New Zealand, and Colombia.…

Caltech Entrepreneur's Forum

I was invited to speak at the Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum on November 9, 2013. The night before, I got to spend my birthday at the Athenaeum on the campus of Caltech, in the Einstein Room, courtesy of the Southern California MIT Alumni Association. It's where Einstein stayed when he worked…

Maker Faire Rome '13

We went to the first Maker Faire Rome in October! Here I am at "The Business of Making" conference, sharing the stage with Gianluca Dettori of TechGarage and Riccardo Luna, co-curator of Maker Faire Rome. My talk was "Lessons Learned from a 12 year old CEO." It starts in Italian…

Maker Faire NY Recap ... Next to Rome!

I had a blast at Maker Faire NY this year! It was my first time there! First, I got a tour of the amazing Marymount school of NYC. Jaymes Dec showed us their FabLab, which had a lasercutter, multiple 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, soldering irons, Arduino's, and more. He…

3D Printing Adventures - Part 1

This is a short series all about my adventures with 3D printers! Part 2 and Part 3 about the adventures will be posted soon! Part 1: Bukobot v2 Review Earlier this summer, I got the new Bukobot v2 3D Printer by Deezmaker; and it is awesome! It is packed with…