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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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Next time you host a party, wouldn’t it be great if your guests could choose what kind of entrance to make? The Make-an-Entrance Party Doorbell lets them do just that. It’s a wireless doorbell that has four buttons. Your guests can select between themes you choose, say, royal fanfare, heavy... Read more »


When it comes to open source hardware, we’re used to seeing schematics and board design files for printed circuit boards. But most of the time, the integrated circuits that are placed into these designs are actually closed source. However, today Parallax took a bold step towards openness by releasing the... Read more »


It’s quite likely that most Raspberry Pis in the wild are running Raspbian, the stock operating system that’s based on the Debian distribution of Linux. And if you’ve gone through the Raspberry Pi NOOBs installation process, you’ll know that there are a few other choices for operating systems such as... Read more »


Arduino has shields. BeagleBone has capes. And now Raspberry Pi has HATs. The Raspberry Pi Foundation officially announced their specification for add-on boards for their new Model B+ single board computer, which just started shipping. HAT stands for “Hardware Attached on Top” and is meant to make it easier for... Read more »


In late 2013, Intel launched Galileo, their Linux-powered, Arduino-compatible development board which runs on their silicon. Today, Intel officially announces the second generation of the Galileo development board, which was teased at MakerCon last May. “We’ve made a number of enhancements to the Intel Galileo board based on feedback from... Read more »


A typical makerspace is outfitted with many of the tools needed to fabricate an object: laser cutters, 3D printers, drills, mills, welders, soldering irons, and sewing machines. Tools like these are great for putting materials together, but creators also need tools to observe how these objects behave. This is especially... Read more »

Central New Mexico Community College's STEMulus Center is a partnership with Intel and will be open in Downtown Albuquerque in the fall.

To coincide with the White House Maker Faire, Intel has announced an initiative to adopt six “Maker Cities” across the United States to encourage education, small-scale product design, development, and manufacturing efforts in those cities. The pilot program includes Santa Clara, CA and the surrounding Silicon Valley region; Folsom, CA;... Read more »


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