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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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Designed to engage and empower the maker community, Intel’s “Inside the Blue” project, developed in tandem with digital media agency Noise, encourages makers to create robotic creatures using their Galileo board. These creatures are meant respond to invisible waves all around us. To help makers get inspired, they recruited beta... Read more »

HackItTogether

This post is sponsored by Freescale. Among the rows of makers under the trees at World Maker Faire New York, a friendly man with a bowtie played the guitar, showing off the advanced signal processing ability of the Freescale microcontroller that he’s working with in a project dubbed MonkeyJam. It’s... Read more »

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Mo Volans from FiveNinjas shares Slice at World Maker Faire New York 2014. It’s a set-top media player that’s based on the brand new Raspberry Pi Compute Module. They’re in the process of crowdfunding the project, and have met their funding goal. Since it’s based on the Raspberry Pi hardware... Read more »

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11-year old Blythe Serrano made a 3D Printed Light-Up at Night Pet Collar, which she was sharing at World Maker Faire New York 2014. It has nine LED lights, a battery, and a light sensor. When it’s dark, the lights illuminate so that you can see your pet easily. She... Read more »

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At MakerCon, I had the pleasure of sitting down with James Adams, the Director of Hardware Engineering for Raspberry Pi. We talked about his role in the design of the Linux single-board computer and the newest hardware. Their new Model B+, the HAT specification, and the Compute Module. James is... Read more »

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littleBits founder and CEO Ayah Bdeir shows how their new Hardware Development Kit and bitLab enables makers to create their own Bits to work with their electronics prototyping library and then offer them for sale to others. She demonstrates two new Bits that were created with HDK: Bleep Drum, a... Read more »

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From MakerCon in New York, Cornell Systems Engineering faculty member Dr. David R. Schneider talks about developing student makers within their engineering program. He also discusses the success of the Intel-Cornell Cup, a college-level embedded design competition which motivates student makers into becoming professional designers. Read more »

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