Shawn Wallace

Shawn Wallace

Shawn Wallace is a MAKE contributor, artist, programmer, and editor living in Providence, R.I. He designs open hardware kits at Modern Device and organized the Fab Academy at the Providence Fab Lab. He makes iPhone synthesizers with the Fluxama collective and is a member of the SMT Computing Society.

Latest from Shawn Wallace


There are many ways of logging in to your Raspberry Pi without a monitor or keyboard. A convenient trick is to connect through the serial monitor that is listening on two of the GPIO header pins. Read more »


We're learning how to use EAGLE by stepping through the design process for a basic Arduino-type AVR microcontroller development board, specifically the Really Bare Bones Board design by Paul Badger of Modern Device. In Part 1, we showed you how to lay out the schematic and validate it with EAGLE's... Read more »


The Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire is this Saturday, featuring dozens of makers alongside the usual music and shenanigans of AS220’s annual Foo Fest. Each year we run a soldering workshop as part of the Faire; this year we’ll be making a hackable bytebeat player from Modern Device, the Byteseeker... Read more »


We needed a poster for the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire this year, so I decided to use a Processing sketch to do the work for me. By using a generative program I could make each poster unique, within the design constraints of the event. The key is to use... Read more »


There’s still time to get in on the launch of the Smart Citizen sensor and data platform; their fully-funded Kickstarter ends on Sunday. The Smart Citizen Kit looks to be one of the more polished efforts at building a distributed sensing and data aggregation platform. The kit is a microcontroller... Read more »