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White House MF 2014 - Part 1

I was invited to the first - ever White House Maker Faire, hosted by President Obama at the White House! It was amazing - I got to meet many cool people and see many makers! I was sponsored by Atmel to go to the White House, and SparkFun sponsored the…

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…

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…

MFBA 2013 Recap with New Products

Maker Faire was a blast!  I got to talk about my Open Source Education and got to meet some awesome people! On to the new products... First up there is the new SparkFun + Qtechknow ArduSensors Learning Kit!!!  This was a collaboration between Quin and the awesome SparkFun guys.  SparkFun is…